Lionel Messi

Argentine footballer

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Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Often considered the best player in the world and regarded by many as the greatest player of all time, Messi has won a record-tying five Ballon d'Or awards, four of which he won consecutively, and a record five European Golden Shoes. He has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he has won a club-record 32 trophies, including nine La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and six Copas del Rey. Both a prolific goalscorer and a creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most goals in La Liga and in Europe's top-five leagues (416), a La Liga season and club league season in Europe (50), a club football season in Europe (73), most official goals in a calendar year (91), El Clásico (26), most hat-tricks in the UEFA Champions League (8), most wins in La Liga, as well as those for most assists in La Liga (167) and the Copa América (11). He has scored over 685 senior career goals for club and country.

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Lionel Messi is on the bench for Barcelona's LaLiga game away to Deportivo Alaves on Tuesday. Barcelona will be crowned champions this...
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A huge sports auction, with items like the Olympic torch carried by Muhammad Ali in 1996, a pair of Lionel Messi's signature cleats, and more.
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The temptation to watch UEFA Champions League quarter-finals football on TV both featuring Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo backfired for some Kenya policemen..
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Juventus were dumped out in their own back yard (Picture: Getty) While football fans will be able to enjoy Lionel Messi’s greatness in the Champions League..
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Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde praised Lionel Messi for settling his side down after a nervy start against Manchester United and inspiring the Catalans to a..
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