It is official. Lionel Messi is the winner of the 2012 Ballon d’Or, he is once again announced the best player in the world, for the 4th time in a row!
Lionel does not only celebrate his 4th Golden Ball, he also celebrates breaking yet another record, he has become the first player in the history of football to win 4 Ballon d’Ors. What a player!
Even though I still believe that Cristiano Ronaldo should have been the won to win the Ballon d’Or this year because of all his accomplishments, I still acknowledge Messi and admit that he is in fact, the world’s greatest player at the moment, maybe even he will become the best player in the history of football one day. He is simply an outstanding player, from another planet!
Congratulations Messi, you have once again broke another record, and i doubt it will be the last. Also, congratulations to all Messi fans, and hard luck to Iniesta and Ronaldo fans (me). Ronaldo will always be the world’s best player in our eyes.
Barcelona players congratulating Lionel Messi after breaking Gerd Müller’s record. 86 goals in 2012, what a legend!
Congratulations to all Barcelona and Messi fans.
Yes, he did it! Lionel Messi broke German great Gerd Müller’s 40-year-old record for most goals in a year by scoring for the 86th time in 2012 today. Messi has scored 74 goals for Barcelona and 12 times for Argentina this year, and he has three more games in which he can add to his tally before the end of the year. Müller scored 85 for Bayern Munich and West Germany.
All of this comes after the 25-year-old Messi passed Brazil great Pele’s single-season milestone of 75 goals for Brazil and Santos in 1958 with his 75th and 76th goals of the year on Nov. 11 to move into second place behind Mueller.
Of course, even though he has passed both legends (Pele and Mueller), they are still (in my opinion) far greater than him, because football back then was not the same as it is now, it was much harder to score goals, and both Pele and Mueller did not have Xavi and Iniesta by their sides. Certainly what I am saying does not mean that Messi is not an amazing player, a legend, but all I am saying is that in my personal opinion, players like Pele, Maradona and Müller can not be compared to anyone, even the great Messi.