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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 currently plays 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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50 comments

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

    i am a BOSS!

  2. 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!

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

    im going to cry of messi

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

    Messi is the best soccer player and Namar

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

    I'm Research you

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

    Best soccer player ever

  12. Football Game - Mohamadali (7 Feb 2018 - 15:58)

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

    info@alfouze.com

  13. communicate with messi - chandanbiswas8518@gmail.com (7 Feb 2018 - 08:54)

    my dear messi.my daughter deboshmita now very sick (heart problem).now she is admit narrayana hospital in india under treatment by dr. deby shetty ihave no enough money. piease heip me.help my babby.mob-01770277579(bangladeshi)









  14. Nigeria - Male (3 Feb 2018 - 17:52)

    My name is Mc Desmond From Nigeria...I want to use this little opporunity to experss my love for loe messi to me he is the best ever in this our genaration i so much love everything about him his performance,assit,pass,scoring goals,free kick every..i must say you were born with football and i love to be an F C BARCELONA FANS Up Camp Non

  15. Fan from Canberra Australia - Oscar Favelle (25 Jan 2018 - 09:24)

    Hi Messi, I am a big fan of FCB and I am six years old and my birthday is the day before yours. I have been playing football for one year and we won every game last season. I watch you on TV twice every week and my dream is to be like you one day. Tell this to the rest of your team.


    GO FCB!!!!!!
    .

  16. From a fan in Canberra Australia - Bailey Favelle (25 Jan 2018 - 09:24)

    Hi Messi, I have been playing football for four years now and I am a huge fan of yours, watching you every week. I am nine years old and my birthday is the day after yours. I would love to meet you one day and watch you play at camp nou. We won most of our games and practice every day at school and after school. My dream would be to be as good a player as you one day. I hope you have a great season and score plenty of goals.



    #GO BARCA!!!!!

  17. hello - Sammy (16 Jan 2018 - 19:58)

    hello messi ,am sammy I lyk ur style of playing in feild.

  18. Messi - DON Mesh (26 Nov 2017 - 09:06)

    Messi u ar the best footballer in the world But I don't know why u where at beach against Juventus. I love your skills Pls keep on playing for Barcelona .Am Meshack Appiah from Ghana.

  19. messi - Khris (16 Nov 2017 - 08:36)

    messi u are the best soccer player live on earth

  20. how to join football team - kyle (8 Oct 2017 - 08:36)

    Hello every one, are you a footballer, or looking for how to join team, contact us with this address [ jacksonkyle300@gmail.com ]

  21. LIONEL MESSI ,REQUEST - pizzap547@gmail.com (3 Oct 2017 - 13:24)

    dear Mr.Messi,i d like to ask you a question,this Sunday (8.03.2017)
    there will be a small football tournament in my city,woul you like to play with my team????
    BY atletico ma non troppo - COACH

  22. MESSI - Atuhaire Marvin (27 Jul 2017 - 08:44)

    Hello Messi am Atuhaire Marvin from Uganda and i really like your skills,am a footballer too though am nt perfect as you, am nw 16 BT i think if i grow up i shall improve BT i don't think dat playing in Uganda football really helps and i really wish to play football from outside Uganda BT all in all man Messi u a DA dest player i have ever seen, BIG UP MESSI

  23. Chúc mừng Messi được ký hợp đồng mới. - Messi Idol (6 Jul 2017 - 09:24)

    Chúc mừng bạn đã được ký hợp đồng với mức lương "khủng", vì bạn mà tôi đã trở nên yêu mến đội bóng Barcelona, khi chơi game PES tôi chỉ chọn đội Barcelona, tôi cũng chỉ xem trận đấu có đội Bar và tôi thích xem bạn thi đấu, có lúc tôi đã đặt cược vào đội Bar để có hy vọng đổi đời, tuy nhiên hiện tại tôi lại nợ nhiều quá, thật là thất vọng khi năm nay Bar không giành được danh hiệu nào cả, hy vọng mùa giải tới mọi việc sẽ tốt đẹp hơn. Mong có ngày nào đó được gặp bạn.

  24. Happy Birthday Leo - Mehdi Khezripoor(40 years Genetic Patient - From Islamic Republic of Iran) (26 Jun 2017 - 08:22)

    Dear Lionel Andrés,
    As I am so eager to you and you are my hero, meeting you is my only wish trough my whole life but if I have some other years to be alive. I have created a lot of posters from gathered pictures of you, I also create a biography book of you, all in all, I have done a lot of interesting works that if you see I think they affect you to some extent.
    Today I wanted to say Happy Birthday to you but I could not find any email or another contact from you...

    Yours faithfully,
    Mehdi

  25. Happy Birthday Leo - Shiv Daswani (24 Jun 2017 - 10:10)

    Dear Leo,
    Happy birthday, you are the best player in the world, you have great talent and skills. Happy birthday.


    FROM YOUR BIGGEST FAN

  26. Barca En my corason. - Aidan Flynn (24 Jun 2017 - 10:10)

    Hola messi. Desde los 19 asta los 29 super messi. 20 anos en el barcelona sin estar en otro equipo. Mas que maradona mas que pele uno solo. Tu.ronaldo,bale,benzema basura. Planeta messi.

  27. Happy Birthday - Shiv Daswani (24 Jun 2017 - 10:10)

    Dear Leo,
    Happy birthday, you are the best player in the world, you have great talent and skills, and you are really nice to your fans


    FROM YOUR BIGGEST FAN SHIV

  28. Messi - chary (23 Jun 2017 - 08:44)

    Hi, Lionel MESSI!!! My name is Chary! I am your fanat. I from Turkmenistan. We loving you MESSI!!! YOU IS BEST!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY KING LEO!!!

  29. Lionel Messi - Jordan-kid (22 Jun 2017 - 07:32)

    Hi Lionel I have been playing soccer for about 6 years.and I have been your biggest fan since 6 years as long as I can remember. I didn't know if you were going to celebrate your birthday on June 24.so I felt like trying to get in contact with you on June 24 I'm going to put all the Messi jerseys on and paint my face with your name on it.Im going to try to set a party but its probably not going to work.

  30. LOVE'S WITH MESSI - PRODIP (13 Jun 2017 - 08:02)

    Hello.....Leo messi
    my name is prodip.I am a biggest fan of U , from india (west bengal).I LOVE U so much.I think you are the king of football in the WORLD....... . .........

  31. soccer - hi (10 Jun 2017 - 08:22)

    You are the best in the world and I admire you because you have been the world best player in young age a

  32. Wedding gift to score every single penalty kick - shamkoemar.nirmal@telesur.sr (8 Jun 2017 - 08:52)

    Dear Messi,

    I would like to give you a special wedding gift. That is how to score every single penalty??
    I am a very big fan of you, and i now you are worlds greatest footballer. You are missing penalty kicks , but there are strategisch that can help to score every single penalty.

    I think this can be the biggest gift i can do for you.
    I live in Suriname, South america, above of Brasil.

    I will wait for your feedback

    Bye bye
    Sam



  33. Coming to See you in Melbourne - Rahul Pandey (27 May 2017 - 12:56)

    Hi Messi,

    "Namaste" from India.

    Like your other crazy fans, here is my best shot to see you play and meet in person. I live in India and coming to watch you play in Melbourne on 9th June.

    I hope to meet you and get a jersey autographed by you. It's been my dream to see you playing live. It will be an amazing opportunity if I get to meet you in person and get a Jersey signed by you. (I just ordered one from UK due to non-avaiability in India). I am staying in the hotel Pullman on Park next to MCG and incase Argentinian team happen to stay there, I would love to meet you.

    Hope to get my dream fulfilled. My email is rahulpandey@me.com

    Cheers,

    Rahul

  34. I love Barcelona - Ben (24 May 2017 - 08:38)

    I'm a lover of sport and I now a good player when I see one. ..There are a lot of players on the street that plays more than the well known one we watch on television. ..I know what am saying.seeing they say is believing. ..I have a player that plays just like merci. .. His fellow players gave him that name because his damn good. All not asking for any kind of financial help,all am asking for is for the permission to send you his video and profile. my email is thus: l.egar166@gmail.com...I hope to read from you soon.

  35. LIONEL MESSI is the best in the world - Rohit Nagchowdhuri (19 May 2017 - 09:02)

    Lionel Messi is the best in the world ,no can be like him, he is the only legendary player with epic styles of gameplay. He always comes first in my mind not because i am a crazy fan of him but i am a true believer and i will always stand at the side of Messi whatever happens in the universe.

  36. Just Messi, a Boy from Rosario - A Mom (18 May 2017 - 08:36)

    Nothing, just that we admire you! I know your strugglers.
    I live in a very Southern part of the USA and people don't believe me that we are your number one fans now the Barca and on the Argentina selection. Both of my boys have your jersey original from Barsa and Arg.
    You have been our roll model for me as a mom not to give up on what really is unique

  37. soccer - messi (18 May 2017 - 08:36)

    I love you can I have tickets for a game I live in bufflo

  38. LIONEL ANDRÈS MESSI - SARANG (16 May 2017 - 08:08)

    The best player in the world...
    I have been seen.....
    LM10 HEY.....

  39. chat with messi - jipin (15 May 2017 - 09:42)

    dear messi I want to chat withyou

  40. messi the great - Krishal Kharbuja (14 May 2017 - 07:32)

    Dear messi, although you became old,your physical,mental and emotional ability is same. The spirit is same. So,try your best. Love you

  41. The best player till now - Sarbasu Majumder (12 May 2017 - 09:38)

    Messi is not from earth, he is an extrateristarial... he is GOD of football. I am always by your side during your ups and down. Always a messi and barcelona fan for ever. Barcelona is and always will be the best club in the world. I pray to good for your good health and your family. Score 500 goals more for barca. Creers. :)

    #INDIA

  42. My son is your biggest fan!! - Amber (9 May 2017 - 09:14)

    Messi! My son is your biggest fan. He would love to meet you and says your the best all time player.

  43. Dear messi - Us (5 May 2017 - 14:28)

    me and my husband big fan of messi ,we are working hardly for 2years and saving money to visit Barcelona ,hopefully this year 2017 September we are flying to Barcelona .. This trip will be life one time trip ... We are so excited ..just hoping to take a picture with messi .. ❤️

    Love from Maldives

  44. The Game of Football - Raz-UK (28 Apr 2017 - 08:48)

    The wonderful sport of my life is the football. Unfortunately, I can't play this game anymore due to a damaged knee because of an attack that happened to me in 2005. The middle forward position is the perfect one for me, when I was playing friendly matches with the boys. When I see Lio playing and how he passes through those big and strong footballers, I was seeing myself either he is giving me a pass or I pass to him. I wondered if I face Lio, can I take the ball from him? or he will just go so fast and I'll be unable to see the ball !... You know what, he is the most talented footballer on this earth I've ever seen and the best player of the world as well. I don't care what the media say about him.
    If I recover from this damage, I only wish there will be some day, in the future, that I can play with him a few minutes.

    Thank you

  45. Fan - Stefan (14 Apr 2017 - 09:36)

    Messi, can you sand me 100.000 €, it would make me vary happy, and for you that's nothing, you will spend it on another expensive car or something, but I can live with that money 10 years.

  46. We are still believe on you Messi - Someday (12 Apr 2017 - 08:14)

    You are psychologically strained ... you do not need any chemotherapy. You just need to be part of the spirit of hope and regain your mental strength, which is clearly influenced by the various pressures. Messi You just need to look for confidence in yourself and retrieve it. If you find the good you will find it. It is with God the Lord of the Worlds; ask Him and be sure that your request will be answered

  47. Weak points in barca players - JCMB (9 Apr 2017 - 09:28)

    Hey Leo
    I have observed that the weakest point in Barca team is what I would call "Lack of physical puissance in the players". By that I mean, contrary to what tecnical team believes, the players dont run as fast as the oponents, and in body dispute for ball possetion they are weaker.

    Rafa Pol, the fitness coach, believes that the best way to train is by playing, not doing any isolated physical exercise.

    The lack of physical puissance in you guys are bringing dificulty to you in developing your best play. Your oponents are becoming aware of those weakness in you and they are exploring it the best possible.

    Please take just a time and analyse how swiftly Real Madrid players recover and keep ball possession from their oponents, how they tighten their defence line and their ability to easily break oponents defence line. All those capability are mostly due to their physical puissance which they acquire from working on aditional isoleted fitness exercise.

    If you guys really want to become good again, and and are thinking of winning some tittle this season, you had better change from Mr Rafa's fitness perspective. Improve your physical puissance and you'll see how your play will be eassy and start generating better matches results.

  48. My son is a big fan of L. Messi playing style. - sergio and Icaro Vieira (6 Apr 2017 - 17:40)

    My son and I are big fans of yours. Even my sons goals here in the USA are on your style. Please check it out, and let us know how you like it, and we can schedule a time to talk about some business related as we can see you can make much more money on starting guiding future players.
    Goal 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24jT9WlivYI
    Goal 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZA8Rykz7AA
    Goal 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCCvQQs7iLo

  49. Cuando eres el mejor - Michael S. (3 Apr 2017 - 09:12)

    Leo:

    La envidia y el rencor motivan a gente pequena a actuar maliciosamente.
    El de ellos es un reinado oscuro e impotente.
    Ignoralos.
    Los que entendemos lo que vale apreciamos el futbol magico ejecutado por caballeros.
    Sabemos que la politica no tiene lugar en la cancha y a veces no hay que hacer.

    Tu inteligencia, humildad, destreza y juego de equipo te han puesto en una liga singular.
    Continua con tu magia y destreza espectacular.
    Es la mejor manera de silenciar a los que tienen grandes cuerdas vocales y pocas neuronas.

    Un fanatico

  50. Surprising my bf with a video - A fan (2 Apr 2017 - 12:54)

    Hi messi my boyfriend is a big fan and his birthday is coming i would really like you make him a video wishing him a happy birthday his name is mohamed and tell him that i love him so much .. you're his idol and the video will mean a lot and it would be a nice surprise

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