FC Barcelona player Lionel Messi has polished off his record year with his 91st and final goal of 2012 in Barcelona’s 3-1 win at Valladolid on Saturday, December 22, 2012.
He is confirmed to have scored his 91st goals of the year with 79 goals for Barcelona: 59 in the Spanish league, 13 in the Champions League, five in the Copa Del Rey and two in the Spanish Super Cup.
He had 12 for Argentina; five in World Cup qualifiers and seven in friendly matches.
Messi scored his 91st goal in the 59th minute by dribbling between a defender’s legs before making it 2-0 after Xavi Hernandez had opened the scoring two minutes before halftime, in a victory the team dedicated to their ailing coach Tito Villanova.
Messi, called the wizard of football by fans, broke German great Gerd Mueller’s 40-year-old record of 85 goals in one year earlier this month.