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LIONEL MESSI is BETTER than Pele — and
that’s official.
Barcelona’s Argentine ace has surpassed
Brazilian hero Pele’s goals record for club
and country in a calendar year.


Messi hit two against Mallorca in a 4-2 win
to take his 2012 tally to 76, nine behind
German Gerd Muller’s all-time mark.

Pele’s best yearly return was 75 with
Santos and Brazil in 1958. Barca coach Tito Vilanova said: “Leo’s records are
“It’s spectacular when you think that he
scores so many goals.
“Some players reach these numbers in
seven or eight seasons, he does it in one.
And most of his goals are great goals.”
Messi’s seventh double of the season
increased his league-leading tally to 15
goals. He has 20 in all competitions this

Football club sign up Messi’s baby
LIONEL MESSI’S two-week-old baby has
already signed for a football club!
Argentina outfit Newell’s — where football
god Messi played at youth level before
joining Barcelona — have snapped up
infant Thiago as a member.

Newell’s will be hoping their decision to
beat the competition early pays off by
Messi’s powers of soccer genius passing
down through his genes to the little lad.

Baby Thiago, who was signed by his
grandfather, is eight years younger than
when his old man joined them in 1995.
The tot was born on November 2 which is one part of a bizarre riddle involving the
current two best players in the world.
Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo is 869
days older than his great rival Messi.
But astonishingly, Ronaldo’s son —
Cristiano Ronaldo Junior — is ALSO 869
days older than Messi’s lad.

Goal-getter Messi smashed another record
last night as he reached 76 goals for the
year after a brace in Barca’s 4-2 win at
Mallorca — surpassing Pele’s previous
record of 75.

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