6. Most goals in a European season (Messi)
Gerd Muller’s old record of 67 goals in the 1972/73 season was supposed to remain unbeatable. Nobody had come close ever since then.
But in came a certain Lionel Messi, dubbed “The Magician”, to achieve the impossible for Barcelona. How he did it is still beyond our belief, it’s what you expect from video games, not real life.
But Messi proved us wrong in 2012/13 by scoring a stunning 73 goals for Barcelona. There was nothing that could stop him from pulverising defences across Europe that season.
Then what does he do after that?
Sets a brand new record of 91 goals in a calendar year!