Barcelona Messi Smashes 40-Year Old World Record! [Video]
“My record stood for 40 years — 85 goals in 60 games — and now the best player in the world has broken it, and I’m delighted for him. He is an incredible player, gigantic,” Muller told Sport1.de on Monday. “He’s such a nice and modest professional and I hope he gets one or two more goals in 2012 and that he can then hold onto the record for the next 40 years.”
“As I have said many times, the record is nice but the important thing is the victory that keeps us on the patch we want to continue on,” Messi said. “As I always say, my objectives are on a team level: to win the league, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey again.” – espn
FC Barcleona Lionel Messi took the soccer world by storm, and smashed a 40-year old World record, scoring his 86th goal yesterday! He passed Pele’s record of 75 goals set in 1958 for Brazil and Santos on Nov. 11 to move into second place, and then smashed Gerd Muller’s World record of 85 goals set in 1972 for Bayern Munich and West Germany yesterday! He tied Muller (with 85 goals) on his first score at the 16 minute mark, and broke his record on his second score at the 25 minute mark, helping FC Barcelona to a 2-1 win over Real Betis in the Spanish league match! Messi out of Argentina is only 25 years old, and still has a chance to add more goals to the record this season! Check out the amazing record-breaking goal on video below!
Did you know? NBA LA Lakers Kobe Bryant grew up traveling back and forth to Italy, as his dad Joe “Jellybean” Bryant was a pro basketball player there. Kobe picked up Italian and a little Spanish. He is a big fan of FC Milan, but also a fan of FC Barcelona. Check out Kobe holding a FC Barcelona jersey in his pic above!