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Messi named top striker of the year by IFFHS

The International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) has named FC Barcelona’s player Leo Messi the top goalscorer of 2012 in the 60 top leagues in the world. The 50 goals he scored in 37 matches represent an average 1.37 goals per game. These incredible figures mean Messi tops Cristiano Ronaldo, who got an average of 1.21 goals a game.

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28 December 2012 07:08 PM

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Barcelona (FCB).- The 50 goals he scored in 37 matches have won Leo Messi another honour, granted by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics, who consider the Barça player the best striker of 2012 with an average 1.37 goals per game.


These incredible figures mean he tops Cristiano Ronaldo, who got an average of 1.21 goals a game thanks to scoring 46 times in 38 games. Messi and Cristiano are not the only Spanish League stars in the list. Atlético Madrid\u2019s Radamel Falcão is 3rd and Real Madrid\u2019s Gonzalo Higuaín is 52nd.

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  • Leo Messi after scoring a goal against Athletic Madrid (by FC Barcelona)

  • Leo Messi after scoring a goal against Athletic Madrid (by FC Barcelona)