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Leo Messi stands at an unimposing 5′ 7″ tall but stood taller than any other athlete in his sport during 2012.  At age 25, Messi plays soccer for one of the most famous teams in the world, FC Barcelona in Spain’s La Liga.

By combining speed, touch and brilliance, Messi set a record by scoring 91 goals in all competitions, for Barcelona and for his country, Argentina.  (Similar to Dirk Nowitzki, who plays basketball for the Dallas Mavericks but nationally for Germany.)

Below is an graphic of where Messi scored every goal this year – for Argentina and Barcelona.  Perhaps just as impressive is that Messi scored 91 goals in just 69 matches.

thanks to http://www.headingfortheexits.com for the graphic

You can read more about Messi’s incredible 2012 by reading this article: Breaking Down Lionel Messi’s Magical 91-Goal Year for Barcelona and Argentina

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