Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi (Spanish pronunciation: ljonel andɾes Messi (listen), born 24 June 1987) for an Argentine footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He is often considered the best player in the world, the greatest of all time, and is rated by many as a trick. Messi year / FIFA Ballon d’Or five times, including four consecutive wins, and the first player to win the FIFA World Player of the only football player in history to win three European Golden Shoe.

Lionel Messi Biography

Lionel Messi
Personal information
Full name Lionel Andrés Messi
Date of birth 24 June 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 10
Youth career
1994–2000 Newell’s Old Boys
2001–2004 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
2003–2004 Barcelona C 10 (5)
2004–2005 Barcelona B 22 (6)
2004– Barcelona 347 (312)
National team‡
2004–2005 Argentina U20 18 (14)
2008 Argentina U23 5 (2)
2005– Argentina 107 (50)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 May 2016.
Appearances (goals)National team caps and goals correct as of 29 March 2016

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