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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
2017/2018 Primera División 3 5 1 0 0 270
Super Cup 2 1 0 1 0 180
UEFA Champions League 1 2 0 1 0 0
2016/2017 Primera División 34 37 9 6 0 2832
UEFA Champions League 9 11 2 0 0 810
Copa del Rey 7 5 3 3 0 630
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
Super Cup 1 2 0 0 0 90
UEFA Super Cup 1 0 1 1 0 120
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
Copa del Rey 2 2 0
Super Cup 2 0 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 582 510 158 57 0 45717
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

5 major differences between Valverde and Enrique's tactics at Barcelona
5 major differences between Valverde and Enrique's tactics at Barcelona
Barcelona's new manager has brought in many changes which have worked successfully so far
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lionel Messi beaten by Schalke defender in bizarre power striker ratings in FIFA 18
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lionel Messi beaten by Schalke defender in bizarre power striker ratings in FIFA 18
Naldo ranks surprisingly higher than almost every player in the world.
Five life lessons from Cristiano Ronaldo
Five life lessons from Cristiano Ronaldo
Lessons to learn from the incredibly successful Real Madrid forward.
Five life lessons from Lionel Messi
Five life lessons from Lionel Messi
Lessons worth learning from the greatest player of his generation
Real Madrid transfer news: Isco rejected Barca because of Messi, Modric asks Bale to join United and more
Real Madrid transfer news: Isco rejected Barca because of Messi, Modric asks Bale to join United and more
All the transfer news involving Real Madrid
La Liga 2016/17: Getafe 1-2 Barcelona, Player ratings
La Liga 2016/17: Getafe 1-2 Barcelona, Player ratings
Paulinho turns saviour as Barcelona keep their perfect record in league.
FIFA 18: Signing Messi and Ronaldo to the same team in Career Mode is harder than you thought
FIFA 18: Signing Messi and Ronaldo to the same team in Career Mode is harder than you thought
Could we possibly have these superstars on the same side?
FIFA 18: 5 players you won't believe have better attribute ratings than Lionel Messi
FIFA 18: 5 players you won't believe have better attribute ratings than Lionel Messi
Move over, Leo Messi.
Top 10 dribblers in FIFA 18
Top 10 dribblers in FIFA 18
The best dribblers in FIFA 18 have finally been revealed!
£​57 million-rated star to reject Barcelona for Real Madrid, update on Messi's contract, and other transfer news and rumours of the day - 15th September 2017
£​57 million-rated star to reject Barcelona for Real Madrid, update on Messi's contract, and other transfer news and rumours of the day - 15th September 2017
Here's a quick recap of all the important transfer news and rumours of the day.
Valverde urges in-form Barca to extend winning run
Valverde urges in-form Barca to extend winning run
After losing the Supercopa de Espana, Barcelona have made a strong start to the season proper and Ernesto Valverde wants more of the same.
Most valuable XI in world football at the moment
Most valuable XI in world football at the moment
This XI will be frightfully expensive to assemble!
Five reasons why Rashford - Asensio will be the next Messi - Ronaldo level rivalry
Five reasons why Rashford - Asensio will be the next Messi - Ronaldo level rivalry
Two young champions destined to generate the next great rivalry in world football after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
FIFA 18 ratings: Liverpool flop Assaidi gets five-star skills while Lionel Messi does not
FIFA 18 ratings: Liverpool flop Assaidi gets five-star skills while Lionel Messi does not
Ronaldo and Neymar do make the cut.
Reports: Lionel Messi makes decision over future
Reports: Lionel Messi makes decision over future
Is Lionel Messi going to Manchester City and Pep Guardiola? Is he staying at Barcelona? The "Messiah" seems to have decided!
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