The best of Lionel Messi 2012

[BY THE NUMBERS] Lionel Messi broke German great Gerd Mueller's 40-year-old record for most goals in a year by scoring both goals in Barcelona's 2-1 win over Real Betis to give him 86 goals for Barcelona and Argentina in 2012. Here's a breakdown of his goals and video of the Argentine's record-breaking season ...

(Click here for video of the best Messi goals of the year.)

Barcelona/Argentina
74
Goals for Barcelona
12 Goals for Argentina

Barcelona
56 Goals in La Liga
13 Goals in Champions League
3 Goals in Copa del Rey
2 Goals in Spanish Supercopa

Argentina
7 Goals in friendly games
5 Goals in World Cup 2010 qualifiers

Hat Tricks
6
Games with 3 goals
2 Games with 4 goals
1 Game with 5 goals

By Minute
8
Goals in the 1st-15th minutes
15 Goals in the 16th-30th minutes
13 Goals in the 31st-45th minutes
12 Goals in the 46th-60th minutes
15 Goals in the 61st-75th minutes
23 Goals in the 76th-90th minutes

By Month
7 Goals in January
10 Goals in February
13 Goals in March
9 Goals in April
8 Goals in May
4 Goals in June
0 Goals in July
7 Goals in August
5 Goals in September
10 Goals in October
9 Goals in November
4 Goals in December

All of Lionel Messi's 86 goals (until they're pulled):

2 comments about "The best of Lionel Messi 2012".
  1. Mark N, December 10, 2012 at 11:01 a.m.

    ZERO goals in July?! Slacker.

  2. I w Nowozeniuk, December 10, 2012 at 1:15 p.m.

    July is vacation time, not slacker time...NB 99% of Meuller's goals were generated from inside the box...the greatest poacher of all time

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