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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 16 15 3 3 0 1294
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 550 476 148 50 0 43009
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

Transfer news and rumours of the day: 24th January, 2017
Transfer news and rumours of the day: 24th January, 2017
We bring to you all the transfer news, rumours and gossip from newspapers across Europe.
5 players who can replace Lionel Messi at Barcelona
5 players who can replace Lionel Messi at Barcelona
Lionel Messi is irreplaceable, yes. But these 5 stars can definitely attempt to fill his massive boots at Barcelona
FC Barcelona look to Lionel Messi favourite Jorge Sampaoli to replace Luis Enrique
FC Barcelona look to Lionel Messi favourite Jorge Sampaoli to replace Luis Enrique
Jorge Sampaoli and Leo Messi share a special bond that could just become a lot stronger
Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo better than Rooney in last decade, says former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore
Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo better than Rooney in last decade, says former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore
Rooney has now scored 250 goals for Manchester United, surpassing Sir Bobby Charltons record of 249.
Luiz Felipe Scolari reveals who he thinks is the better player between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
Luiz Felipe Scolari reveals who he thinks is the better player between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
Scolari also added that Neymar is the next in line to win the best player award.
5 biggest nonsense transfer rumours
5 biggest nonsense transfer rumours
5 of the weirdest rumours you will ever read.
Lionel Messi's 2005 Youth World Cup winning Argentina Squad: Where are they now?
Lionel Messi's 2005 Youth World Cup winning Argentina Squad: Where are they now?
Leo Messi, Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta and Fernando Gago were among those who made it... others were not so lucky
5 biggest upsets in the group stage of the Champions League
5 biggest upsets in the group stage of the Champions League
Here are 5 times that David did manage to beat Goliath in the Champions League group stage.
5 reasons fans hate Barcelona
5 reasons fans hate Barcelona
We take a look at the top 5 reasons why Barcelona is one of the most vilified clubs in modern football.
Transfer news and rumours of the day - 23rd January, 2017
Transfer news and rumours of the day - 23rd January, 2017
Transfer news for Real Madrid, Manchester United, Barcelona, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City and the rest!
Lionel Messi offered 40 million Euros per season by FC Barcelona, suggest reports
Lionel Messi offered 40 million Euros per season by FC Barcelona, suggest reports
Messi is set to be the highest paid player in the world
It is time for Cristiano Ronaldo to leave a hero
It is time for Cristiano Ronaldo to leave a hero
The Dark Knight of Real Madrid has to choose now.
La Liga 2016/17: Eibar 0-4 Barcelona, 5 Talking Points
La Liga 2016/17: Eibar 0-4 Barcelona, 5 Talking Points
Barcelona closed the gap with Sevilla to just a point as they battered a lowly Eibar side 4-0.
Twitter reacts to Barcelona's incredible 4-0 victory against Eibar
Twitter reacts to Barcelona's incredible 4-0 victory against Eibar
All the best tweets and GIFS from last night's game
La Liga 2016/17: Eibar 0-4 Barcelona, Player ratings
La Liga 2016/17: Eibar 0-4 Barcelona, Player ratings
Neymar, Messi and Suarez got on the scoresheet in a convincing 4-0 victory over Eibar.
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