FC Barcelona is one goal short of reaching Guardiola era record

FC Barcelona celebrated their 157th goal so far this season on Tuesday, which leaves Barça just one goal short of the record for a season under Guardiola, in the 2008/09 campaign. Messi, with 58 goals is the leading scorer, averaging 1.18 goals a game.

Roger Bogunyà

April 5, 2012 09:09 PM

Barcelona (FCB).-This season’s Barça look set to become the highest scoring of the Guardiola era, having already scored 157 goals – just one less than the current record set in the 2008/09 season. In the 2009/10 campaign, the team scored 138 and last year they managed 152.

2.97 goals a game

Those 157 goals have come in just 53 games over the six tournaments FC Barcelona have been involved in: 86 goals in the Spanish League, 33 in the Champions League, 23 in the Spanish Cup, 8 in the World Club Cup, 5 in the Spanish and 2 in the European Super Cups. That works out at an average of 2.97 goals a game – much higher than previous seasons (2.54 in 2008/09, 2.33 in 09/10 and 2.45 in 2010/11).

19 different marksmen

A total of 19 players have scored so far this season: Messi (58 goals), Cesc (15), Xavi (14), Alexis (11), Villa (9), Iniesta (7), Pedro (7), Tello (7), Cuenca (4), Thiago (3), Alves (3), Adriano (3), Puyol (3), Keita (2), Piqué (2), Sergi Roberto (2), Montoya (1), Abidal (1) and Maxwell (1). FC Barcelona have also benefited from four own goals – two in La Liga and two in the Champions League.

Leo Messi’s stats really stand out: the Argentinean has scored 37% of Barça’s goals, averaging 1.18 goals a game.