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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.
Basic Player Info
Full Name Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini
Nationality Argentina
Position Attacker
Current Club FC Barcelona
Shirt Number 10
Career
Clubs
FC Barcelona Jul 2004 - Present
National
Argentina Under 21 Jan 2008 - Aug 2008
Argentina Jan 2005 - Present
Stats
Clubs
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FC Barcelona
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2016/2017 Primera División 15 14 3 3 0 1204
UEFA Champions League 5 10 2 0 0 450
Copa del Rey 3 2 0 1 0 270
Super Cup 2 1 2 0 0 180
2015/2016 Primera División 33 26 16 3 0 2729
UEFA Champions League 7 6 1 1 0 630
Copa del Rey 5 5 3 1 0 480
Super Cup 2 1 0 0 0 180
UEFA Super Cup 1 2 0 0 0 120
2014/2015 Primera División 38 43 18 4 0 3374
UEFA Champions League 13 10 5 1 0 1146
Copa del Rey 6 5 2 1 0 540
2013/2014 Primera División 31 28 11 2 0 2502
UEFA Champions League 7 8 0 0 0 630
Copa del Rey 6 5 3 1 0 476
Super Cup 2 0 0 0 0 136
2012/2013 Primera División 32 46 12 1 0 2644
UEFA Champions League 11 8 2 0 0 826
Copa del Rey 5 4 1 1 0 442
Super Cup 2 2 0 0 0 180
2011/2012 Primera División 37 50 19 6 0 3267
UEFA Champions League 11 14 5 2 0 990
Copa del Rey 7 3 0 1 0 513
Super Cup 2 3 2 0 0 180
UEFA Super Cup 1 1 1 0 0 90
2010/2011 Primera División 33 31 21 3 0 2859
UEFA Champions League 13 12 4 0 0 1046
Copa del Rey 7 7 0 1 0 541
Super Cup 2 3 0 0 0 127
2009/2010 Primera División 35 34 9 3 0 2808
UEFA Champions League 11 8 0 0 0 987
Copa del Rey 3 1 0 1 0 211
UEFA Super Cup 1 0 1 1 0 120
Super Cup 1 2 0 0 0 90
2008/2009 Primera División 31 23 0 2 0 2517
UEFA Champions League 12 9 5 1 0 927
Copa del Rey 8 6 0
2007/2008 Primera División 28 10 0 2 0 2002
UEFA Champions League 9 6 0 2 0 727
Copa del Rey 3 0 0
2006/2007 Primera División 26 14 0 2 0 1990
UEFA Champions League 5 1 0 1 0 385
Super Cup 2 0 0
Copa del Rey 2 2 0
UEFA Super Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
2005/2006 Primera División 17 6 0 2 0 915
UEFA Champions League 6 1 0 0 0 322
Copa del Rey 2 1 0
2004/2005 Primera División 7 1 0 0 0 76
Total 549 475 148 50 0 42919
National
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Argentina Under 21
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2008 Beijing Olympics 5 2 0 1 0 480
Total 5 2 0 1 0 480
Argentina
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Lionel Messi Latest News & Articles

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Barcelona rumour: Lionel Messi all set to extend Barcelona contract until 2022
Messi is likely to earn a whopping GBP30 million per year should he sign the new deal.
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Twitter reacts to Barcelona's 1-0 win against Real Sociedad
Twitter reacts to Barcelona's 1-0 win against Real Sociedad
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Copa del Rey 2016/17: Real Sociedad 0-1 Barcelona: Player ratings
Copa del Rey 2016/17: Real Sociedad 0-1 Barcelona: Player ratings
Barcelona overcame Real Sociedad to win at Anoeta for the first time in ten years.
Transfer news and rumours of the day: 19th January, 2017
Transfer news and rumours of the day: 19th January, 2017
We bring to you all the transfer news, rumours and gossip from newspapers across Europe.
FIFA Technical Director Marco Van Basten moots scrapping offside and yellow cards in radical proposal
FIFA Technical Director Marco Van Basten moots scrapping offside and yellow cards in radical proposal
No offsides, no yellow cards, no Extra time and flying substitutions are just the tip of the Van Basten iceberg
Transfer news and rumours of the day: 18th January, 2017
Transfer news and rumours of the day: 18th January, 2017
We bring to you all the transfer news, rumours and gossip from newspapers across Europe.
La Liga 2016/17: Lionel Messi opens up about contract situation
La Liga 2016/17: Lionel Messi opens up about contract situation
The Argentine's contract talks are set to resume soon.
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How Messi and Ronaldo's childhood affected their individual gamestyles
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Neymar in 2016: A comprehensive review
We review the contributions and achievements of Barcelona and Brazil superstar Neymar Jr. in 2016.
Transfer Rumour: Manchester City prepared to pay £100 million to Barcelona for Lionel Messi
Transfer Rumour: Manchester City prepared to pay £100 million to Barcelona for Lionel Messi
Executives of both the clubs held negotiations to decide whether a world record transfer was indeed possible.
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