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Zambia FA: Messi´s record belongs to Chitalu

SoccerNews in La Liga 12 Dec 2012

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The Zambian FA has claimed Godfrey Chitalu holds the record for most goals scored in a calendar year, rather than Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.

The Argentine netted his 86th goal of 2012 in Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Real Betis at the weekend to break Gerd Muller’s long-standing record, but the African nation’s governing body insists former Kabwe Warriors star scored an impressive 107 goals in 1972.

“We have this record, which has been recorded in Zambian football, but unfortunately it has not been recorded in world football,” a spokesperson told NewsDay Zimbabwe.

“Even as the world has been looking at Lionel Messi’s record, breaking Gerd Muller’s, the debate and discussion back here has been why Godfrey’s goals are not being recognised.

“We have commissioned an independent team locally to go back into the archives and record minute-by-minute each of those goals.

“The team that we have put together is going to calculate all of those goals, recording which ever game or tournament they were scored in.

“We will then send that to CAF and FIFA so that we can show that, while Messi’s record is there, while Muller’s record is there, the actual record holder in terms of goals per calendar year is actually an African, it’s actually Godfrey Chitalu.”

Chitalu died in 1993 when a plane carrying Zambia’s national team crashed.

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23 Comments on "Zambia FA: Messi´s record belongs to Chitalu"

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theexpert
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theexpert

Really….I scored 203 goals in minor league 10 years ago, so I must be the record holder. What these people are thinking about?

Tari thomas
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Tari thomas

Rubbish can u compare a minor football u play in african nt even big club in zambia side, to compare wit dat of the world major tournament rubibsh. Did ur chitalu played in caf competition.

Ofudje fergusson
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Ofudje fergusson

We ar talkin international football and u ar talkin local.

Brad
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Brad

One thing stays the same though: Pele is still the best ever.

maxwell mbewe
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maxwell mbewe

as so long as it says most goals ina calenda year then Chitalu rules. if they say major tournaments then Messi takes it. Messi may be the king of football today by as far as goals are concerned let the Merit go the real scorer….UCAR CHITALU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chanda Moono
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Chanda Moono

FIFA SHOULD BE TOLD WHY WE CALLED HIM “UCAR”, IN ZAMBIA. IT WAS NOT FOR NOTHING. HE USED TO TERRORIZE DEFENDERS AND SCORE GOALS AT WILL.

Anik
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Brad u r a Rubbish man. Pele played like local football.

Brad
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Brad
Anik, you didn’t do your homework. He played professional club level and international level, and he had huge success at BOTH levels. Meanwhile, Messi has only done so at club level. Say what you will about Pele’s teammates, the same can and will be said about Messi’s. They are both the crown jewel on heavily star-studded teams, Messi at Barca, Pele at Brazil. The difference is that Pele performed without all those huge teammates for Santos, and later the NY Cosmos, as well as Brazil, whilst Messi has only performed up to true potential at Barca. There’s also a matter… Read more »
messi
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messi

hey guys its messi and im the best

Haokip
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Haokip

Brad…did pele played in europe? Did he play in the champions league(european cup)…can you compare la liga with brazillian league. Pele did not win the wc alone …he was surrounded by legends

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