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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

Lionel Messi donates signed shirt to help raise funds for hit-and-run victims

Non-league player Shaun Whiter and his friend Joey Abbs have received help from Lionel Messi.

UEFA Champions League 2016/17: Gerard Pique glad to have won against Gladbach; credits Barca's home form

Barcelona came from a goal down and scored two goals in the second half.

Lionel Messi’s recurring groin injury is because of...

Lionel Messi has been hiding something from us or has nothing to hide. One of the two things.

FIFA 17 Review: The best FIFA game but not quite perfect

EA Sports' newest FIFA offering is the best yet, but a few small issues hold it back from perfection.

Barcelona transfer rumour: Lionel Messi and Neymar snubbed Manchester City summer transfer move

The two Barcelona stars were on top of Pep's target list.

Top sporting legends Messi, Bolt, Nadal et al wish Francesco Totti on his 40th birthday

The Italy and AS Roma legend is still going strong in Serie A

Luis Suarez kicks himself into another controversy against Sporting Gijon

If Luis Suarez isn't biting, he's kicking.

Luis Enrique says there's no better right back than Sergi Roberto

Sergi Roberto has grown into his new role at right-back and an able successor to former right-back Dani Alves.

La Liga 2016-17: Barcelona reveal extent of Lionel Messi's latest injury

The Argentine's injury means he will be a big loss for the Catalans.

La Liga 2016/17 roundup, 24th September: Real Madrid held again while Barcelona score five

Sevilla also see their unbeaten start to the season brought to an abrupt end.

Sporting Gijon 0-5 Barcelona: Five Talking Points

No Messi, no problem as Barcelona stroll to victory.

Twitter trolls Real Madrid and Ronaldo after dropping points to Las Palmas

Real Madrid have seen their lead at the top of La Liga disappear with two consecutive draws

Barcelona news: Spanish National Court re-opens fraud case against Neymar

According to prosecutors, Neymars real transfer amount was in the region of 83 million instead of Barcelona's claim of 57.1 million.

FIFA 17 Ratings: Who has higher rated players in the top 10 of both sides combined? Barcelona or Real Madrid?

Cristiano Ronaldo has the better team with his Real Madrid teammates dominating the top 10 list on FIFA 17.

'No Lionel Messi? No problem', says Barcelona manager Luis Enrique

The 29-year-old will miss a few important games.
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