Gerd Mueller gets Messi’s No. 10 Barcelona shirt

Lionel Messi has sent a signed Barcelona shirt to former Bayern

Munich striker Gerd Mueller, whose scoring record he broke last


Bayern released a photograph Thursday with Mueller holding the

shirt. Messi wrote on the shirt: ”To Gerd Mueller, with respect

and admiration, a hug.”

Messi scored 91 goals last year, breaking Mueller’s 40-year-old

record. Mueller scored 85 goals in 1972.

Messi received a record fourth FIFA Player of the Year award

earlier this month.