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Messi sends shirt to Mueller after breaking his record

Reuters
Jan 09, 2013 at 07:18pm IST

Madrid: Lionel Messi has sent a signed shirt to Gerd Mueller after the Argentina forward broke the former Germany striker's record for the number of goals scored in a calendar year in 2012.

"For Gerd Mueller, my respect and admiration, a hug," Messi wrote on the shirt, which had his name and number 10 on the back.

Messi finished last year with 91 goals for Barcelona and Argentina, six more than Mueller netted for Bayern Munich and Germany in 1972.

Messi sends shirt to Mueller after breaking his record

Messi has sent a signed shirt to Mueller after he broke the former Germany striker's record for most number of goals in a calendar year.

The 25-year-old Argentine, known as 'the flea' while Mueller's nickname was 'torpedo', collected an unprecedented fourth FIFA Ballon d'Or award on Monday.

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