Lionel Messi: 15 Impressive Stats from His Record-Breaking Year

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Lionel Messi: 15 Impressive Stats from His Record-Breaking Year
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In 2012, Lionel Messi further enhanced his legend by completing a year for the ages with both Argentina and Barcelona.

Often the smallest player on the pitch, Messi's brilliance allowed him to break Gerd Müller's record for goals in a calendar year with his 86th goal against Real Betis.

Messi's year will be remembered for generations. At the age of 25, Messi still has more time before he reaches the peak of his abilities.

Over the course of the last 12 months, the new leader of goals has compiled an incredible list of accomplishments. Here are 15 of the most striking stats which Messi achieved in 2012.

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