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December 10, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Messi has scored a record 86 goals in 2012

What more can you say about Leo Messi?

The sport’s greatest star scored two more goals for Barcelona over the weekend, upping his total to 86 on the year for club and country (you can watch them all in the video posted above). That breaks the 40-year-old record of German and Bayern Munich legend Gerd Muller, who scored 85 goals in 1972.

“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 in this AP report. “As I always say, my objectives are on a team level: to win the league, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey again.”

Messi, 25, scored 74 goals for Barcelona and 12 for Argentina’s national team; he has three more games in this calendar year to add a few more, as well. Soccer America has an extensive breakdown of the historic year in this story.

Might as well start putting the name of the FIFA world player of the year trophy.

Best year ever?

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