Godfrey Chitalu: The unknown scorer
Who is Godfrey Chitalu?. This question would make all football fans after Leo Messi pulverized with 91 goal scorer record “Torpedo” Muller, who in 1972 I note 85 goals in a calendar year. At that time he jumped to the fore the name of Godfrey Chitalu, unknown scorer. His name already know each other but who was Godfrey Chitalu?, in this article we will try to deepen on the player who made the leap to fame more than two decades you after his death.
Godfrey Chitalu, He was born in Northern Rhodesia Zambia -current, 22 October 1947. He had an excessively glamorous and prestigious career. He spent his entire career in Zambia, in teams of very low level.
They say scored 107 goals during the year 1972 so would the record of goals scored in a calendar year. Neither FIFA nor the IFHHS admit that fact to the understanding that the level of tournaments and officialdom where goals were scored are seriously compromised.
According to FIFA 58 their goals were in friendly matches between regional teams and 49 League weaker Zambia. As if a scorer in a football league 7 Among friends claim the record. Finally, The record was recognized Leo Messi being secondly the Torpedo Muller.
It was the star of the team of Zambia with which he came to perform at the Olympics 1980 and it is considered by the African Football Confederation as one of the 200 best African.
In 1993 the plane he was traveling with the rest of the selection of Zambia at that time, He rushed over the sea while heading to Senegal. He died along with the rest of crew. Technician at that time was the selection of Gambia which brought their experience. At that time was the scorer unknown who shot to fame almost twenty years after his death.