Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Messi's Record Breaking 2012 Illustrated

messi91 -1.jpg
Messi91-2.jpg
Messi91-3.jpg
Messi91-4.jpg

We realise the end of last year was some months ago but masterpieces need time to be completed.

Case in point is artist extraordinaire Dave Williams, who has illustrated everyone single one of Lionel Messi's recording-breaking goals from last year.

Messi broke Gerd Müller's long-standing record of 85 goals in a calender year, after Barcelona's 2-1 win at Real Betis on December 9th 2012.

At that point, Messi had scored 86 goals in 66 matches compared to Müller's 85 goals in 60 games from 1972. However, Messi went on to score a further five goals, bringing the final total up to 91 goals.

See below for the full poster.

For more of Dave's work click here.

Related

HERO1.jpg

Football Book Clubs

fod.jpg

The 20 greatest sports movies ever made

ST_GEORGE_8878.jpg

The football factory

Comments

More

The art of getting hurt: the weird world of the journeyman boxer

Matt Blake charts the path of a fighter paid to be second best

08 Dec 2016

Boxing doesn’t need Mayweather, but MMA needs McGregor

Who doesn't love a shit-talking, hard-punching antihero?

by Sam Diss
01 Dec 2016

Whatever happened to the Premier League's youngest goalscorers?

Following the EFL Cup heroics of Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn, we look at pubescent hotshots of yore

30 Nov 2016

Here's how the footballing world paid tribute to Chapecoense

by Joe Ellison
30 Nov 2016

The SPOTY Award nominees are boring. Try these instead

30 Nov 2016

Watch footballer pass ball to steward after mistaking him for player

Not entirely his fault...

by Dave Fawbert
22 Nov 2016

5 Vines that prove Jamie Redknapp is a master of football analysis

by Joe Ellison
31 Oct 2016

Ballon d’Or: Who’s a fraud and who's not

We weigh up the merits of the 30 footballers recently deemed the planet's best

26 Oct 2016

Luis Suarez talks English football and the toughest PL defenders

He's a lover, not a biter

19 Oct 2016

Gary Lineker talks crisps, Rooney and "Sh*t on pitch"

Crisp don Gary Lineker reminisces about the time Diego Maradona nearly fell off a balcony

by Alex Christian
19 Oct 2016