Barça stats for 2012

Goal against Valladolid FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.
Barça won 49 of the 63 games played in 2012 – a 77.7% win rate

Leo Messi was the team’s leading scorer with 79 goals, followed by Xavi Hernández and Cesc Fàbregas with 11 each

Tito Vilanova’s time in charge has begun with 24 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats.

2012 saw Barça take the Spanish Cup and chalk up some astonishing statistics – winning 49 of their 63 official games over the 12 months – a 78% win rate, with 9 draws (14%) and just 5 defeats (8%). The team scored 175 goals, averaging 2,7 a game and conceded 61 -0,95 a game. Both the number of wins and the goals scored are a Spanish League record for a calendar year.

2012’s top scorer was, of course, Leo Messi, who set a new world scoring record with a total of 91 goals. 79 for Barça and 12 for Argentina. Barça’s other goal scorers in 2012 were Xavi (11), Fàbregas (11), Alexis (10), Pedro (9), Tello (9), Villa (8), Iniesta (7), Adriano (6), Puyol (5), Busquets (3), Alves (3), Alba (3), Keita (3), Piqué (2), Abidal (1), Thiago (1), Abidal (1), Song (1), Sergi Roberto (1) and just 1 own goal.

Vilanova’s team’s brilliant start

If we split 2012 into two parts – from January to July, covering the second part of the 2011-12 season and then from August to December when Tito Vilanova took charge – the new coach’s success becomes clear: during his time at the helm, Barça won 24 games, with just two draws and two defeats – an astonishing 86% win rate that coincided with the best ever start to a League programme – unbeaten with 16 wins and just one draw. Tito’s side scored 80 goals (2,85 a game) and conceded 29(1,03 a game), with Messi (35), Villa (8), Fàbregas (7) and Adriano (6), the main scorers.

Good stats for start of the year

Although they won just the one trophy, the figures from the second half of last season corresponding to the first half of 2012 were equally impressive, as Pep Guardiola led them to 25 wins, 7 draws and only 3 defeats from January to May, with 95 goals scored and only 32 conceded. Messi (44), Alexis (8) and Pedro (7) were the team’s main scorers during that period.