10 Jan 2013

Lionel Messi sends signed shirt to Gerd Mueller

10:07 am on 10 January 2013

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

The four time FIFA world player of the year wrote on the shirt, which had his name and number 10 on the back, "For Gerd Mueller, my respect and admiration, a hug."

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