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Lionel Messi

Lionel Andrés Messi - FC Barcelona
Full name Lionel Andrés Messi
Nationality Argentinian
Date of birth June 24, 1987 (1987-06-24)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6+1?2 in)
Nickname Leo, Lio, Pulga
Position Supporting striker / Attacking Midfielder / Striker
Number 10

Lionel Andrés Messi (born 24 June 1987 in Rosario) is an Argentine international football player who played for FC Barcelona in the Primera División, and appears on Argentina's national team. Often touted in the media as New Maradona, Messi has been publicly named as his "successor" by Diego Maradona himself.

 

He is regarded as the best football player of his generation and one of the best in the history of the sport. Messi received several Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations by the age of 21, and won in 2009 and 2010.

 

Video: Best of Lionel Messi

 

 

Lionel Messi was born in Santa Fe Province on 24 June 1987. At the age of five, he started playing football for Grandoli, a club coached by his father. In 1995, Messi switched to Newell's Old Boys. At the age of 11, he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency.

 

River Plate showed interest in Messi's progress, but did not have enough money to pay for the treatment of the illness, which cost over £500 a month. As Argentina's economy was collapsing, Carles Rexach, then sporting director of FC Barcelona, was made aware of Messi's talent, and Barcelona signed him after watching him play, offering to pay for the medical bills if he was willing to move to start a new life in Spain. His family moved with the young player to Europe and he starred in the club’s youth teams.

 

He soon found himself starting for the Barcelona B team, averaging more than a goal per game, by scoring 35 goals in 30 matches.

 

In October 2004, Messi made his official début for the first team against RCD Espanyol, becoming the third-youngest player ever to play for FC Barcelona. When he scored his first senior goal for the club against Albacete Balompié on May 1, 2005, Messi was 17 years, 10 months and 7 days old, becoming the youngest to ever score in a La Liga game for FC Barcelona.

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In 2021 he joins Paris Saint Germain for a new adventure.

 

More info on Wikipedia....

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50 comments

  1. Goals - tylerjkerr14@gmail.com (10 May 2022 - 08:58)

    Your better than Ronaldo. I'm your no.fan your younger than him and I think you have more talent

  2. Lionel messi and Barcelona team - Godspower Sunday (5 May 2022 - 14:26)

    I'm a footballer with great talent but no one to help me football has always been my dreams and calling just like messi and Ronaldo but no one to help me improve my talent
    Pls I really need help
    I'm a Nigeria

  3. L - Vidal (14 Apr 2022 - 09:26)

    You’re doing a great job in the top five or
    best

  4. MESSI - AMIR (14 Jan 2022 - 09:44)

    I AM YOUR NO.1 FAN

  5. I want to be like Messi, the world's best footballer - My name is Augustine Agyei (12 Jan 2022 - 18:31)

    Leo Messi the King of football, I love you so much. I am willing to be like you. I want to score more goals as you are scoring and become the world's best footballer ever

  6. I want to become a professional footballer - My name Awwal baligh (23 Dec 2021 - 15:10)

    I indeed love you andres messi,i am from nigeria i'm 16years old a left winger and a supporting striker though i'm a local player and i will be so glad if you can help me cause i'm the only one my family is looking up to thanks my number is +234 or 08122282644

  7. lionel messi - william (13 Dec 2021 - 08:40)

    lionel im a fan of you but i have a questions cold you please awnswer im writing a biogrofy abaut you and im in th 4th grade can you please tell me some good but easy facts abaut you -to:lionel messi -from:william

  8. Soccer - Archie (10 Dec 2021 - 08:38)

    No matter what the fans of Ronaldo say Messi is the best soccer player in the universe. One day I hope To be able to play like Messi

  9. messi - messi (13 Oct 2021 - 09:28)

    i love messi and i wish to play like him in future and play bttr than ronaldo

  10. Leo messi - Bad Azza (4 Oct 2021 - 17:02)

    Vamos Messi❤️

  11. Kumagannam - Ado danladi (18 Sep 2021 - 11:30)

    Thank you lionel messi

  12. Soccer - Kolapo Excellent (8 Sep 2021 - 07:48)

    Leo Messi I want to be a footballer please i need your help Contact me 08069048438

  13. Lionel Messi - Gavin (8 Sep 2021 - 07:46)

    Messi is the greatest player to ever live, he has done all of soccer. Messi done everything and there's no more to do. Messi countinue your path and never quit for me please?.

    Messi-
    The one who made football what it is now.

  14. talking - NOAH (28 May 2021 - 09:34)

    I am like your biggest fan you inspire me and I like to play soccer because of you and I want to be just as good as you and please dont quit soccer just please

  15. Lionel messi - Abraham emmanuel (13 May 2021 - 09:10)

    I an a good defender i will like to play for FC BACELONA this is my contact 09138164329

  16. Lionel Messi - Eric (26 Mar 2021 - 09:34)

    Lionel Messi is undoubtedly the best player ever and the best player during his era.He is a full package of everything in football

  17. Lionel Messi - Henorch small (29 Dec 2020 - 09:00)

    Lionel messi
    The best player i too wish to become a footballer i just need someone help Meet me on facebook
    Henorch small

  18. messi - alex neirick (9 Dec 2020 - 08:48)

    MESSI IS THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!

  19. Messi - safiu (13 Nov 2020 - 14:00)

    Mess I please help me I to become a footballer.

  20. MESSI - MESSI (15 Oct 2020 - 10:42)

    HE is THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. best player - best go (11 Oct 2020 - 12:26)

    messi is barcalona hero he is the hero,hero,hero

  22. best soccer player ever - none (1 Oct 2020 - 09:34)

    i love you i think your the best

  23. Messi - Messi (28 Aug 2020 - 08:40)

    Magical Messi
    I love u man

  24. Love U MESSI - Mustapha Odukoya (24 Aug 2020 - 08:12)

    I love u messi but I pray to be a footballer and be more than u and ur team please discuss this with ur team

  25. Messi - Messi (16 Aug 2020 - 09:54)

    I love messi but i want to be a footballer please i need help

  26. After GOD IT'S YOU MESSI - Abraham (16 Aug 2020 - 09:54)

    Since 2008 champion league i chose to fans messi till i die whether win or lose i'll forever love him. If i have a chance to see him one day, i'll never let him go unless i Touch his Boot. I'm a footballer too but due to the country i born into, my Talent can't display. I wish i was your own son messi

  27. pentar - PENTAR (10 Aug 2020 - 10:48)

    im ibn i love king messi god save the king of king messi 1 player in worl

  28. football is my passion'i want to become a footballer - john yina (25 Jul 2020 - 10:00)

    good day every body, am by name john yina, i am from Nigeria, kogi state dekina local government. I have a dream of becoming a professional footballer, playing in real madrid,and sometimes i found myself playing in juventus, without been revealed in the dream, football is my passion, i love playing football because it is an intresting sport game, i love football.i will be glad if my request should be approve of becoming a professional footballer. i am 10years old,God bless you and God bless me thanks.

  29. Lionel andres messi - Noble man (17 Jul 2020 - 08:54)

    Messi u re a best player donot hope for price inoder for u to begin a match:):);(

  30. football - Messi (15 Jul 2020 - 08:42)

    I love Messi

  31. Messi - Mohamed messi bangura (4 Jul 2020 - 18:36)

    Messi you are the best for ever your record is not eazy to broke and fell down you have win fifa and d "ond" so that why i side your record is not eazy to broke you the world best for ever and ever i respect sir may allah makes you to live

  32. soccer - obed oppong (4 Jul 2020 - 18:36)

    am a soccer player& I need a soccer club

  33. Messi - Massi’s best fan (11 May 2020 - 08:36)

    I love you messi

  34. Leo - Iionel (8 Jan 2020 - 09:54)

    Lionel you are the best player in the world. I have a problem and i want to ask you a question please permit me. Am a footballer but am not perfect like you, my name is genesis from nigeria am 16 years old my sister had a problem but we don,t have enough money please help us contact 07080552376

  35. Personality - John (9 Dec 2019 - 09:04)

    Messi sux, Ronaldo's better.

  36. The LEGEND - Ak (2 May 2019 - 08:38)

    Messi is my best player and barcelona Fc is my best club i just love ANDRES in my life and i wanna meet him one day.

  37. English - By Mr.fahaf (10 Jan 2019 - 09:54)

    I think he is my brother and I love him Messiwant to meet you anyhow

  38. soccer - little leage (4 Oct 2018 - 10:18)

    i am a BOSS!

  39. Messi for the win - BlueLagoon (21 Sep 2018 - 08:36)

    First of all you people be ashamed and learn a damn word of Englisch. Oh and I wanted to state some facts for a bit.

    Messi is the best soccer player there ever was. He isnt as arrogant as his 'eternal rival' like the journalists like to say.

    He is just playing the game to have fun and to show his grandmother and his loved one's how much he loves the game.

    He wants to win games, he does.
    He wants to win cups, he does.
    He wants to have fun, last game against psv he very much did! (Magical Messi)
    He wants to improve himself, he beats a sh*tload of records.

    There is no doubt that there isnt anyone somewhere in this multiverse as good as Leo.

    The skills, the speed, the agility, the passion and vision. The mentality and the magic. Like Ray Hudson shouts every game again on this lad, magical magic fantastical magistrel Lionel Andres Messi!

  40. hi - ayoub (13 Aug 2018 - 16:06)

    im going to cry of messi

  41. Soccer - Blake (26 Jul 2018 - 20:16)

    Messi is the best soccer player and Namar

  42. Plz select from your team - Argentina (16 Jul 2018 - 16:26)

    Lionel Messi plz select from your team l also want to be football player because that is my Dream l want to be famous I am reading of our biography plz Messi select to me in our club

  43. to best player ever - Elhasi (7 Jul 2018 - 08:14)

    Hello Lionel

    I want to communicate with you is important

    I'm sure you do not have time. Just give me a few minutes

    elhasihamza@gmail.com

  44. You are my sunshine - Vanessa Sem (1 Jul 2018 - 10:02)

    Hello Leo,
    My name is Vanessa Sem. I’m from
    USA Chicago. Ever since I grow up I love soccer. In 1997 when I first saw you in tv played FIFA World Cup, my heart was telling me like “ he is my hero”. I falling inlove with you deeply. Your personality, skills and passion in soccer made me feel so inspirational and someday I wish to meet you once day in the field. I know that Now you retire but in my dream I hope I can see you in real life and have a photo with you.

    Love you from USA.
    Vanessa Sem.

  45. The world Cup 2018 - Borhan Azemi (29 Jun 2018 - 08:16)

    The driving force behind all the soccer teams of the World Cup 2018 is anarchy as the principal dynamic of capitalism, in which each and every one team compete in order to reach to the next stage by any means- compete to stay alive or die! That's why the best-known players in these World Cup games such as Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, were constantly viciously tackled by the players of the other teams.
    That is why in this World Cup, we are witnessing that no team is able to deliver a beautiful soccer game.

    let's take a critical look at the world cup 2018 for example: The competition between Denmark and Swedish team held on June 2, 2018, both is recognized as the "most democratic" country in the most advanced capitalist-imperialist countries, and their Swedish capitalist model is constantly uphold by the rulers of these countries. We clearly saw that instead of playing a beautiful artistic game, their main goal was to win the competition through a violent game and trying to win at all costs, left and right by aiming to kick the foot of the player of the other team -and not the ball- to the detriment of the game, which made it possible to remove some of players from the game.

    The world Cup 2018 looks like a battlefield/war zone rather than a friendly playing field among human beings, taking the opponent out field by any means to advance.

  46. Passion on Soccer - Messi great fans (22 Jun 2018 - 08:26)

    do not mind whether you play within the best team or not.... do not mind whether you play against the best team or not... you just play the best you could as you love it and have passion on it. But it seem, I did not see it when you play with Croatia that end up loss with score 0-3. Please back to when you were falling in love with soccer and the live up it with passion. I always love and support you, man.

  47. Lionel Messi - Lionel Messi (4 May 2018 - 10:54)

    I'm Research you

  48. Love you - M (15 Mar 2018 - 20:12)

    Best soccer player ever

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    Wish to submit few valuable simple suggestions and advises for Messi's long term stable game. Surely Messi can expect
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