Messi beats Pele as top scorer in a calender year

With two goals against Mallorca, Argentine Leo Messi has surpassed the mark of 75 goals from Pelé in a calendar year and already has 76.


With only 25 years, Leo Messi and falls short of the greatest ever. This Sunday, in Mallorca, the FC Barcelona number '10' has surpassed Pele as top scorer in a calendar year. With both of Mallorca, the Argentinian and FC Barcelona star has now 76 goals in this 2012, one more than the Brazilian star who signed in 1958. A Messi still missing 9 goals to exceed 85 German Gerd Müller, who in 1972 set the record in a season with goals made with Bayern Munich and the German national team.

In 2012, 64 goals with FC Barcelona and 12 with Argentina

Of these 76 goals from Messi in 2012, 64 have come up with FC Barcelona and 12 more with Argentina. The dial has a total of 59 games played -51 with FC Barcelona, 8 with the Argentina national team, which means an average of 1.29 goals per game. Pele, in 1958, managed only 75 in 53 games (1.41 goals per game), divided between Santos (66 goals) and the Brazilian (9 goals).Geniuses Two different times. Messi has 273 goals for the club and 31 for Argentina, scattered in the league (184), Premier League (20) Champions League (54) and Spain Super Cup, European Super Cup and World Club (15 ) plus annotated with Argentina (31). 

Most Messi targets have come in the league, which has scored 48 (33 for last season and 15 for this course). In the Champions League has made 11 in the Cup three Supercopa of Spain in two. 

Pele's goals, however, were distributed as follows: with Santos made 58 in the Paulista championship and eight more in the Rio-Sao Paulo tournament, while Brazil signed with nine more. Of these nine, six came in the World Cup won by Sweden 'canarinhá - the first of three - and Pelé would win three more friendlies commitments.

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