Lionel Messi, All 86 Goals in 2012

The chase is over, and we can move on to more important things. Gerd Muller no more, Lionel Messi now owns another scoring record. After setting the all-time best in a La Liga season, the history of Barcelona and in one season of Champions League football, Messi now owns the record for most goals in a calendar year, currently setting it at 86.

It’s debatable whether it’s actually a very important one. It usually depends on which side of the fence you are. For Barcelona fans, this is just more proof as to how great Lionel Messi is; the greatest right now, the greatest of all-time. For Real Madrid fans and for anyone who’s sick of the festival around the tiny Argentinian, it’s just another reason to say that Messi is more of a media hyped player backed by an incredibly talented team than actually the best player to ever play the game.

Messi himself didn’t seem to make much of it. 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, as I always say, my objectives are on a team level: to win the league, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey again.

His head coach, Tito Vilanova, was more willing to hand down the compliment to Messi for his achievemnt and for being the overall wonder that he is. We won’t see another player like Messi, not just because of his ability to score. But also for his ability to pass, play defense, and his understandings of the game. He is a global star that helps us in so many ways.