Lionel Messi

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193.8m fans
Plays for: FC Barcelona, Argentina
Ranked: 2nd in Spanish Primera División

Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini (Spanish pronunciation: [ljoˈnel anˈdɾez ˈmesi] ( listen); born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentine national team. Often considered the best player in the world and regarded by many as the greatest of all time, Messi has 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 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 official goals scored in La Liga (383), a La Liga season (50), a club football season in Europe (73), a calendar year (91), El Clásico (26), as well as those for most assists in La Liga (149) and the Copa América (11). He has scored over 600 senior career goals for club and country.

Born and raised in central Argentina, Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency as a child. At age 13, he relocated to Spain to join Barcelona, who agreed to pay for his medical treatment. After a fast progression through Barcelona's youth academy, Messi made his competitive debut aged 17 in October 2004. Despite being injury-prone during his early career, he established himself as an integral player for the club within the next three years, finishing 2007 as a finalist for both the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year award, a feat he repeated the following year. His first uninterrupted campaign came in the 2008–09 season, during which he helped Barcelona achieve the first treble in Spanish football. At 22 years old, Messi won the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year award by record voting margins.

Three successful seasons followed, with Messi winning three consecutive FIFA Ballons d'Or, including an unprecedented fourth. His best campaign statistically to date was the 2011–12 season, in which he set the La Liga and European records for most goals scored in a single season, while establishing himself as Barcelona's all-time top scorer in official competitions in March 2012. The following two seasons, Messi finished twice second for the Ballon d'Or behind Cristiano Ronaldo, his perceived career rival. Messi regained his best form during the 2014–15 campaign, breaking the all-time goalscoring records in both La Liga and the Champions League in November 2014, and led Barcelona to a historic second treble.

An Argentine international, Messi is his country's all-time leading goalscorer. At youth level, he won the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, finishing the tournament with both the Golden Ball and Golden Shoe, and an Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. His style of play as a diminutive, left-footed dribbler drew comparisons with compatriot Diego Maradona, who declared the teenager his successor. After making his senior debut in August 2005, Messi became the youngest Argentine to play and score in a FIFA World Cup during the 2006 edition, and reached the final of the 2007 Copa América, where he was named young player of the tournament. As the squad's captain from August 2011, he led Argentina to three consecutive finals: the 2014 World Cup, for which he won the Golden Ball, and the 2015 and 2016 Copas América. After announcing his international retirement in 2016, he reversed his decision and led his country to qualification for the 2018 World Cup.

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2 days ago

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Detrás de las cámaras 🎥 Behind the scenes ➡️ Otro #OurOtherClub ... See moreSee less

Detrás de las cámaras 🎥 Behind the scenes ➡️ Otro #OurOtherClub

 

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Love nd Respect from Bangladesh 🇧🇩

Lionel Messi 👑 is the best player in the world and best club Barcelona❤💚

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Lots of Love 💕 and respect for Leo Messi. From Nepal 🇳🇵

💓LOVE AND RESPECT FROM BANGLADESH💓

Love n Respect from Cambodia 🇰🇭

Who is the best player right now 1- Like for #Salah👍 2- Love for #Messi❤🇦🇷 3- Wow for #Benzema 😮🇫🇷 4- Haha for #Piatek 😆🇵🇱 5. Sad for #Neymar 😢🇧🇷 6. Angry for #Mbappe 😡🇫🇷

Best player, best footballer, King Messi💪💪💪💪🇹🇿

Leo ..... Love you ..... My brother ......... The best player of the world.... Player strong !❤❤

The king 👑 Greatest of All time ❤ Love from 🇧🇩 Bangladesh ❤

Love u messi dai. Love from beautiful country Nepal.

Love and respect from somalia messi

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A picture of the best player in the world 🌍 taken by the best photographer on the planet.

Love and Respect From #India.. 💜💜

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I will love you forever Lionel Messi ❤

Love and respect from Ghana(west Africa)

Love you a lot from Bangladesh 😍

Love u Messi, best footballer ever

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Leo Messi is the greatest football player ever.

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4 days ago

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Entrenamiento con #ultraboost
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Entrenamiento con #ultraboost 
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Training with #ultraboost  adidas Running

 

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Lionel Messi 👑 is the best player in the world and best club Barcelona❤💚

Love you #GOAT lio Messi ❤️❤️ Love From #Nepal🇳🇵🇳🇵🇳🇵

Who's the best player of 2019?. Love for Ronaldo ❤ Haha for messi 😂

Love 🇧🇩and respect for Leo Messi From Bangladesh

‏Who is the best player right now ‏1- love for #Messi ❤️🇦🇷 ‏2- like for #Salah 👍🇪🇬 ‏3- wow for #Ronaldo 😮🇵🇹 ‏4- haha for #Hazard 😆🇧🇪 ‏5. Sad for #Neymar 😢🇧🇷 ‏6. Angry for #Mbappe 😡🇫🇷

Love you #boss #leo Love From Bangladesh

The best player in the world 😍😍😍😍

Messi the best, the number one.

Who the best ..? 1_ Ronaldo=👍 2_ Messi =❤

We love you so much 😍💕💯😘❤, you are my legend and you are the best player in history

I was happy through out last night Messi is the best of all.

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Just wou finishing vs united Leo messi😍😌 Magical finished by Coutinho😍 love

Love you my king of football ❤❤👑👑

Football king👑 Love you 💕💕😍😍😍✌ From Bangladesh🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩

The best player in history... Forca BARCA.. Forca Messi♥️💙..

Messi is the best player 💪😘❤ G.O.A.T 😍💃😍

Love you from Bangladesh ♥️

Lookin' great! Best player in the world bar none.

The man who made me love football since I was a child! #Leo_Messi💜💜🇧🇩🇧🇩

The best player in history 💪💪💪

Fan Messi Ở Việt Nam Điểm Danh Đê 🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳

Leo Messi is the best🇧🇩🇧🇩

Choose the best option! 🤯 A - Messi is the best in history 😱 B - Messi is the best player I’ve seen😳 C - Messi is the best sportsman ever😯 D - All the above are correct😮

ئەوە لۆ ئەمن کۆمێنتت لۆ دەنووسم و دێمە سەر پۆستت، بەس ئەتوو هەرگیز نایە سەر پۆستم و لایك و کۆمێنتی پۆستەکانم ناکەی؟ عەیبە! پیاو نابی ئەوەندە ڕوح گەورە بی!

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6 days ago

Leo Messi

Leo Messi detras de las cámaras: ¿Qué ocurre en su vida cuando no está en la cancha? Descubre los videos EXCLUSIVOS en Messi.com

Leo Messi behind the scenes: What happens in his life outside the field? Discover the EXCLUSIVE videos at Messi.com
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Videos EXCLUSIVOS en Messi.com

 

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Love from Bangladesh 🇧🇩

Lots of Love 💕 and respect for Leo Messi. From Nepal 🇳🇵

Who is the best player right now 1- love for #Messi ❤️🇦🇷 2- like for #Salah 👍🇪🇬 3- wow for #Ronaldo 😮🇵🇹 4- haha for #Hazard 😆🇧🇪 5. Sad for #Neymar 😢🇧🇷 6. Angry for #Mbappe 😡🇫🇷

Love & Respect from Bangladesh 🇧🇩❤😘

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Love from Bangladesh 🇧🇩

Love BARCELONA forever 🇮🇶 ❤💓💕💗🌟✨king leo messi super legend the best player in the history ❤ #Messi #GOAT 🐐😍👑 #VISCA_BARCA ❤💙 #VISCA_Catalonia ❤💙

King leo Love from Afghanistan

Love from Bangladesh 😍 🇧🇩

Love U King.Respect From Bangladesh

Messi the best player in the world!!

i love you leo you are the best in the world 😍😍 you are the best in the history of football ⚽

king leo love you from nepal

GOAT Leo Messi Lots of love and respect from Nepal❤❤

The best football player of all times Lionel Messi!!

I hope you know someday that I love you Leo Messi

Leo Messi is the greatest football player ever.

Gentlemen ❤️❤️ good personality ❤️❤️ and best player in history ❤️❤️ love from bangladesh❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

You no't the best in the world But the best in the history 💪 💪

Let's vote 1-- #messi = ❤🇦🇷 2-- #Mo_Salah = 👍🇪🇬 3-- #hazard = 😮🇧🇪 4-- #Ronaldo = 😆🇵🇹 5-- #Neymar = 😢🇧🇷 6--#Sayed=😠🇧🇩

Messi is the greatest of all time 💙🌸👑🌍

Fan m10 đâu cho tôi thấy cánh tay của các bạn #vn 🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳

Messi and salah think you are the best in world

When Messi is on the pitch, miracles are inevitable.. Pls can I get just 10 LIKES for Leo Messi?

The Greatest player of all time in history of football 🐐 Lionel Messi

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1 week ago

Leo Messi

En un honor poder presentarles la primera edición limitada del reloj JACOB&MESSI hecho por Jacob & Co.

It's an honour for me to present you with the first JACOB&MESSI limited edition watch collection made by Jacob & Co.
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En un honor poder presentarles la primera edición limitada del reloj JACOB&MESSI hecho por Jacob & Co.

Its an honour for me to present you with the first JACOB&MESSI limited edition watch collection made by Jacob & Co.

 

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Who's the Best Player(right now) 1- Like for #Ronaldo =👍🇵🇹 2- Haha for #Messi =😃🇦🇷 3- Love for #Salah =❤🇪🇬 4- Wow for #Hazard =😮🇧🇪

Who is the best player right now 1- like for #Ronaldo 👍🇵🇹 2- love for #salah ❤🇪🇬 3- wow for #benzema 😮🇫🇷 4- haha for #messi 😆🇦🇷 5. Sad for #Neymar 😢🇧🇷 6. Angry for #Mbape 😡🇫🇷

Love react for messi 💓 Haha react for ronaldo 😂 Sad react for salah 😓 Wow react for neymar 😮

Messi is Best Player in the World 🌍 Love From Nepal

Love for neymar😍😍💞💞 Like for messi 💞💕 haha for ronaldo😂😂

How many loves for messi the best player on planet earth.

Love you Messi😍 From Bangladesh ♥

please,, do love react if you really love Messi

Love U Champ Best wishes 🇧🇩🇧🇩❤❤✌✌ LM10⚽⚽⚽

The best player in the world

The greatest footballer in history 🐐🔥

Messi is the best ucl player

Who is your favorite (Mia Khalifa) for 😂 (C. Ronaldo) for 😡 (L. Messi) for ❤️ (Neymar) for 😢

Leo Messi is the best player in the world...😍😍😍

Fan Anh M10 Việt Nam điểm danh 😍

Lio Messi One of The Famous player in The world! Lots love for you..💛 From Bangladesh.. 🇧🇩🇦🇷

Leo.. #SuperLeo.. Balon D'or winner 2019.. I will miss you dearly when you're gone. All the way from Africa-Nigeria-Benue-Makurdi I love you, oh Leo, my Leo, Super Leo. 4ever Leo.

Love messi from Cambodia 🇰🇭

The best player in history .

Kaku please Smalling ke Camp Nou te rekhe dao ... Tomar naak theke ekdin rokto ber koreche amader buk theke 10 bochor dhore rokto jhorachhe ...

When Messi is on the pitch, miracles are inevitable.. Pls can I get just 10 LIKES for Leo Messi?

Khi nào anh rảnh nhỏ sang việt Nam chơi với trâm anh nhé😁

Anh em Việt Nam đâu

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2 weeks ago

Leo Messi

Si todos vamos juntos, no hay nada imposible. #EmpiezaAlgoQueNoTienePrecio

Together, everything is possible. #StartSomethingPriceless
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#StartSomethingPriceless

 

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Who is the best player? ❤️ Messi 🇦🇷 👍 Suarez 🇺🇾 😆 Neymar 🇧🇷

Love you leo ❣️ Love from top of the world(nepal🇳🇵⛰️)❤️

Love for ronaldo Haha for messi

Loved this advert! 😁 Messi is the best in the world!

Who is the best player? ❤️ Ronaldo 👍🏼 Neymar 😂 Hazard

Leo Messi is the greatest football player ever.

I'm a Ronaldo fan, but to be honest, Messi is the best player in Barcelona only.

1-- #messi = 👍🇦🇷 2-- #salah = ❤🇪🇬 3-- #hazard = 😮🇧🇪 4-- #Ronaldo = 😆🇵🇹 5-- #Neymar = 😢🇧🇷

alo việt nam ơi

When have the opportunity to visit Vietnam to play, Leo. Vietnam has a lot of people who love him ... and I'm also a big Fan of yours #_Vietnam's

Toata lumea ii ok in reclama asta mai putin Neymar #tradator #luzar Messi boss astazi la fotbal am dat goluri ca tine cu manchester #insipiraton hai ca mai pove 😉⚽️

I was waiting them to send Cristiano when the ball was falling into the water 😂😂😂

Leo Messi Can I borrow your mastercard for an hour or 2? 💳🙂

Should have called ronaldo (dolphin) when the ball went into the sea

حتى بالدعايات راح تظل تحت ظل مسي 😎

Mastercard to nei but kal ekta own goal koro greeting card debo Bhaiya

1 #ميسي 👍🇦🇷 #يونس ❤ 🇮🇶 #هازارد 😮🇧🇪 #رونالدو 😆🇵🇹 #نيمار 😢🇧🇷 #راموس 😡🇪🇸

1-- #messi = ❤🇦🇷 2-- #Mo_Salah = 👍 3-- #hazard = 😮🇧🇪 4-- #Ronaldo = 😆🇵🇹 5-- #Neymar = 😢🇧🇷

Muy cierto, bendiciones por siempre, tal vez te tenga aburrido pero te recuerdo que te escribí y quisiera que por favor me contestes, gracias 😊

Em Idol A lắm A Zai Messi Có Thể Chuyển Khoản Em ít tiền Để em sống Ko anh. Cuộc sống này không có tiền Nhạt nhẽo lắm idol 😍 #MadeinVietNam

If you want to enjoy Messi,watch 90 minutes football games but if you want to enjoy C.Ronaldo and other players,watch highlights Simple!!! 😆😆, How many ❤ For MESSI?

Woow, proud to be a Master card user 😁

Jerusalén está esperando tu apoyo. Los árabes todavía están acostados sobre mi estómago. No te pregunto y no te ruego por todo lo que quiero que abraces a la humanidad antes del Islam.

Muy bien, Leo. Éste es el mensaje que tenés que darle a los perros que te acompañan en la Selección!

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