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Messi best goal scorer of 2012

Efe
Saturday, December 29, 2012

MADRID - Argentine forward Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona was the best goal scorer of the 60 main leagues in the world in 2012, managing 50 goals in 37 games, and was also the most effective, with 1.35 goals per match.

The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) puts Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, of Portugal, in the No.2 spot in both categories, scoring 46 goals in 38 games at 1.21 goals per match.

In 2012, 83 players from the 60 leagues analysed scored 20 or more goals, while only 64 achieved the feat in 2001 and just 60 did it in 2010.





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