Messi in World Cup

Lionel Messi has almost won everything the sport of football has to offer. He has won the Ballon d’Or on 7 different occasions, making him the player with the most Ballon d'Or in Football history. Messi has been dominating at the club level with Barcelona for a long time now. He has won the La Liga 10 times, the Copa del Rey 7 times, and the UEFA Champions League 4 times with Barcelona.

Messi also won the Ligue 1 in his first year at PSG, but the biggest feather in his cap is probably Argentina winning the 2021 Copa America trophy. After years of heartbreak Messi finally managed to land his hands on the much desired Copa America trophy. The only thing that Messi is yet to win is the FIFA World Cup trophy. The Argentine came excruciatingly close to achieving this feat in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Argentina was handed a 1-0 loss by Germany in the 2014 World Cup final as Mario Gotze scored a 113’ winner in extra time. The FIFA World Cup is the only trophy that has eluded Messi all these years but Messi will be looking to go all the way with Argentina this year and win the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Messi's Performance In World Cup

Lionel Messi FIFA World Cup Goals

116 June 2006Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, GermanySerbia, and Montenegro6–06–02006 FIFA World Cup
215 June 2014Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBosnia and Herzegovina2–02–12014 FIFA World Cup
321 June 2014Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, BrazilIran1–01–02014 FIFA World Cup
425 June 2014Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, BrazilNigeria1–03–22014 FIFA World Cup
626 June 2018Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, RussiaNigeria1–02–12018 FIFA World Cup

Lionel Messi FIFA World Cup Stats

2006 World Cup311
2010 World Cup501
2014 World Cup741
2018 World Cup412

Messi Jersey In World Cup

Mesi has featured in 4 World Cups till date, from 2006 to 2018. The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be Messi’s 5th World Cup. During this time, Messi has worn 4 different jersey’s in 4 different World Cups while representing Argentina.