Lionel Messi polished off his record year with his 91st and final goal of 2012 in Barcelona’s 3-1 win at Valladolid on Saturday night. Expected to win his fourth FIFA Player of the Year award next month, Messi finished 2012 with 79 goals for Barcelona 59 in the Spanish league, 13 in the Champions League, five in the Copa del Rey and two in the Spanish Super Cup. He had 12 for Argentina five in World Cup qualifiers and seven in exhibition games.Messi broke Gerd Mueller’s 40-year-old record of 85 goals for Bayern Munich and Germany.

Brilliant year for Leo Messi and the Blaugrana. I think it’s all but a lock Messi win’s the FIFA Player of the Year. I also find it hard to believe anyone is going to beat Barca in the Champs League, but you never know.

Hit the jump to see Messi’s historic 91st goal…


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