Football’s greatest — Pelé, Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer and Alfredo Di Stéfano amongst others — may already have been surpassed by a 25-year-old. Lionel Messi received the Golden Boot after finishing top scorer in Europe last season and has scored 73 goals in 2012 (in just 56 games).
Barcelona football star Lionel Messi last night wrote his way into the history books after notching up the Guinness World Records title for the most goals in a calendar year by netting his 86th goal of 2012. The 25-year-old Argentine edged past Gerd Mueller’s long-standing record of 85 – set in 1972 – to set a new benchmark, which includes goals for club and country.
Man City 2-0 Everton Manchester City’s game with Everton on Saturday is a battle between the Premier League’s “haves” and “have nots”, a meeting of contrasts between a club and a manager with riches almost beyond compare in football terms and another with no cash at their disposal. Everton have made a habit of getting under City’s skin in recent years and have a fine record on their visits to what is now Etihad Stadium
The small club from Dublin stormed into Belgrade and caused one hell of a upset against the giants from Serbia to qualify for the group stages of the Uefa Europa League.The most historic match in Irish football (club level anyway).