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Lionel Messi Biography & Latest News

Lionel Messi Biography

Lionel Andrés Messi is an Argentine football player who plays for FC Barcelona as a forward and is also the captain of the Argentina national team. Messi started his football career by playing for Barcelona's junior teams from the season 2000 to 2003. In the following years, Barcelona announced an update to Messi's contract, playing him as a first team member, and later extended the contract until June 2014. Messi was the top scorer at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship with six goals, two of which came in the final game. Shortly thereafter, Lionel became an established member of Argentina's senior international team and the youngest Argentine to play in the FIFA World Cup as well. He won a runners-up medal at the Copa América tournament the following year. In the season 2008-09, he won his first international honour, an Olympic gold medal with the Argentina Olympic football team. He won the Ballon d'Or award in 2009, and he also won the  FIFA World Player of the Year that year. He has since gone on to win the Ballon d'Or award a further 3 times, becoming the first player in history to win 4 Ballon d'Or awards.

Lionel Messi Latest News & Articles

La Liga 2016/17: Barcelona star Luis Suarez open to a move to Ajax

Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez wants to retire at Barcelona but would want to go back to Ajax just to express gratitude to the Dutch club.

La Liga 2016/17: Valencia 2-3 Barcelona - 5 Talking Points

After an exhilarating game between Barcelona and Valencia this afternoon, here are five talking points from the La Liga fixture

La Liga 2016/17: Valencia CF 2-3 FC Barcelona - Player Ratings

A late Messi goal saw Barcelona overcome a resurgent Valencia team.

Twitter reacts to Barcelona's last-gasp win over Valencia

Lionel Messi scored an injury time winner

Barcelona confirm Andres Iniesta has suffered LCL injury, likely out for 4 months

Iniesta suffered the injury in the game against Valencia

Lionel Messi reads tweets about himself – and it is heartwarmingly cute

Praise makes people react differently. Messi's reaction is just too cute!

MSN vs BBC - Statistical comparison so far this season

A statistical comparison between two of the world's best attacking trios, so far in the 2016-17 season.

La Liga 2016/17: Nani hails 'special' Lionel Messi ahead of tie against Barcelona

Nani has heaped praise on Argentine Messi ahead of Barcelona visit to the Mestalla.

La Liga 2016/17: Lionel Messi, Neymar or I will win the Golden Boot next year, says Luis Suarez

Suarez was the top goalscorer of last season with 40 goals in La Liga.

Fake FB Wall: Lionel Messi trolls Pep Guardiola after 4-0 demolition of Manchester City

Lionel Messi continues trolling Pep Guardiola and his team on Facebook following his splendid hat-trick against Manchester City.

5 things we learned from this week's Champions League Action

The third round of Champions League group fixtures came to an end and we go through five significant events that happened this week.

5 greatest moments in Barcelona's history

The Catalans have had some wonderful moments in their history

Antoine Griezmann says he's not on par with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo yet

The French forward also praises his Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone.
Barcelona, Atletico Madrid victorious in Champions League

UEFA Champions League 2016/17: Barcelona 4-0 Manchester City - 5 Talking Points

Lionel Messi routed Manchester City in the Champions League group stage match.
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