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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1 week ago

Leo Messi

Mis condolencias y un abrazo a los familiares, amigos y personas cercanas al ‘Tata’ Brown, un referente tan querido de nuestro fútbol.

Sending my condolences and best wishes to the family, friends and loved ones of 'Tata' Brown, a much-loved figure in our Argentine football.

- LIO
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Mis condolencias y un abrazo a los familiares, amigos y personas cercanas al ‘Tata’ Brown, un referente tan querido de nuestro fútbol.

Sending my condolences and best wishes to the family, friends and loved ones of Tata Brown, a much-loved figure in our Argentine football.

- LIO

 

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بحبك يا ازعر. بموت فيك يا حبيبي

ننظر للاحداث ولا نهتم الا للقائل لانك ذات يوما سنتفقدك انت الاخر 💔💔🇦🇷

F

Anh em việt nam đâu ❤️❤️

Benzima better than messi

البقاء لله يا اخويا وربنا يجعلها آخر الأحزان 😢😢

ابن أصول يا حبيبي طول عمرك وميفوتكش واجب يا قلبي

Very sad. He was the Best Defender of The World Cup in 1986.What a Great Performance in The Final.

D.E.P Tata mis condolencias a los familiares

Football does not stop only when your relax or rebirth only then we must adjust them to the fork because they have lost pleasure and skill and the legend of legendelli Mesi I love you

Mis sinceras condolencias para toda la familia..Desde España .Que el Señor lo reciba en su Santa Gloria. QD.EP..

Messi bhai 💕

Leo i am an Indian but friends and supporter of Arjentina also Barsolona, only for you playing. I am only support of Arjentina. I love Arjentina, i love you to you. And Football.

Me sumo a las palabras de nuestro querido Leo ... mi padre decía que Brown era un excelente jugador !

إنّا لله وإنّا إليهِ رَاجعُون الله يرحمو ويجعل مثواه الجنة والبقيه بحياتكن لكل آل براون 😢

Diego brown scored the first goal in 1986 final match..great memories.. Condolences to his family..

Que tristeza que tan joven padeció de una enfermedad tan cruel . Son enfermedades que generalmente lo tienen después de los 70 años ! QEPD . BENDICIONES A SU FAMILIA !!!

شد حيلك يخويا وفكك من انتونيلا دلوقتي عايزين سداسيه 🐐

من يوم يومك صاحب واجب .. وأسف عليك الله آعذرني ماأگدر إجي للفاتحه لان مشغول ولله 😪 ... على العموم ، الله يرحمه ويجعل مثواه الجنه ، البقاء لله حبيبي 💔 ⚽

One of the players in the Great Argentina squad who won the 1986 world cup..He scored a beautiful goal in the final game against Germany.. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends...

Como no recordar ese gran golazo de cabeza a los Alemanes en el 86- y salir Campeones, gracias Tata Brown por darnos tanta alegria!! Mis mas sentido pésame a toda la familia Q.E.P.D. Campeón por siempre en nuestros Corazones..

QEPD TATA Querido Gracias por tanta Alegría y ese Golazo a los Alemanes en la final del 86 Eternamente Agradecido siempre estarás en nuestro corazón mucha Fuerza a la familia se fue muy pronto😢 Gracias Leo por tus palabras hacia un grande de nuestro fútbol ⚽️

Fuiste un grande Tata Brown. Siempre estarás presente en los que amamos el fútbol argentino.

من يوم يومك صاحب واجب اسف ما رح اقدر اجي علاسبوع لان مشغول شوي ولله نشالله بتعيدوا السنة الجاي مجبورين الخاطر

No esperaba otra cosa de Vos Leo... la familia Pincha de Corazón agradecen tu Gesto...

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2 weeks ago

Leo Messi

Seguimos recuperando, hoy con dos compañeros de entreno muy especiales... 👌🏻😃

Continuing my recovery, with two very special training buddies today... 👌🏻😃

- LIO
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Seguimos recuperando, hoy con dos compañeros de entreno muy especiales... 👌🏻😃

Continuing my recovery, with two very special training buddies today... 👌🏻😃

- LIO

 

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رئيس جمهوريه قلبي والله 😍❤️ كل سنه وانت طيب يا معزتنا 😘

😍😍😍

كل عام وانت بخير حبي تحقيق الاماني ان شاء الله ❤هههههه

Son tan guapos 😘😍⚽

Đc đấy

Wow 😮

يبدوا ان الصغير زعلان لادري لماذا 😂😂

لطفا صفحه ما را لایک کنید

Leo ❤️👌

3 bố con nhìn ngầu gớm..

كل عام وانت بخير وتحقيق الوعود. الي جالس توعد مشجعيك

Chào bạn mình là Ronaldo

دخيل عضلاتو محلاهن هالازعر حبيب ئلبي

អាកូនឪមើលធើមុខ😂

Mặt ông nhõi con mệt mỏi vch :))

Quand le capitaine parle, il faut écoutez !! -Lio

The only child in the World who can say I'm the son of the best footballer in the world Leo Messi

صكارهم😍

Nhìn chẳng giống bố gì cả :))

I❤U 🤩😌😎

เฟี้ยวคาดดด

귀여워 💙❤💙❤💙❤

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3 weeks ago

Leo Messi

Tenía ganas de arrancar y lamentablemente tuve un percance en el primer entrenamiento que me va a dejar afuera un tiempito. Les agradezco a todos sus mensajes y las muestras de cariño, quería estar con el equipo y con la gente que nos sigue en USA. Esta vez no podrá ser, pero nos volveremos a ver pronto. Un abrazo a todos.

I was looking forward to getting started but unfortunately had a problem in the first training session that means that I'll be out for a while. I thank you all for the messages and shows of affection. I wanted to be with the team and the fans who follow us in the US. It won't be possible this time but we'll see each other again soon. Hugs to you all.

- LIO
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Tenía ganas de arrancar y lamentablemente tuve un percance en el primer entrenamiento que me va a dejar afuera un tiempito. Les agradezco a todos sus mensajes y las muestras de cariño, quería estar con el equipo y con la gente que nos sigue en USA. Esta vez no podrá ser, pero nos volveremos a ver pronto. Un abrazo a todos.

I was looking forward to getting started but unfortunately had a problem in the first training session that means that Ill be out for a while. I thank you all for the messages and shows of affection. I wanted to be with the team and the fans who follow us in the US. It wont be possible this time but well see each other again soon. Hugs to you all.

- LIO

 

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Quick Recovery my love....can't stop praying for u sweetheart

اتحسدت يا قلبي 😭

My fav💜

الف سلامة يا ريس

يامن تقرأ تعليقي ✋❤ الله ينور قلبك بالعلم والدين ويشرح صدرك بالهدى واليقين، لن تخسر شيئ إن دخلت لصفحتي فربما تستفيد منهُ كثيراً ادعمني بمتابعه ☺😇✋

🖤🖤🖤

Estamos patiencia ,get well soon my baby boy❤❤

🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

😞

❤💙

الف سلامة عليك يا غالي

Nghỉ dưỡng sức đá giải idol à 🤭❤️

Ji@barnafarma.es 😘

عندك العافيه حب❤

منورر ضلعي

من اعنف ما قرأت فى الأدب: لم اسامح اخي التوأم الذي هجرنى بست دقائق في بطن امي وتركنى هناك وحيداً مذعورا في الظلام عائما كرائد فضاء في السائل اللزج مستمعا الي القبلات تنهمر عليه من الخارج كانت هي اطول ست دقائق في حياتي وهي حددت ان يكون اخي الابن البكر والمفضل لامي منذ ذلك الحين صرت اسبق بابلو من كل الاماكن الغرفة المنزل المدرسة ومن السينما مع ان ذلك كان يكلفنى مشاهدة الفيلم! في يوم من الايام التهيت فخرج اخي قبلي الي الشارع وبينما كان ينظر الي بابتسامته الوديعة دهسته سيارة اتذكر ان والدتي حين سماعها صوت السيارة هرعت من المنزل امامي راكضة تصرخ اسمي ذراعاها ممدودتان نحو جثة اخي انا لم اصحح لها خطأها أبداً"

سلاماااااات

গেট ওয়েল সুন ক্যাপ্টেইন😭

لكل محبي القران الكريم انا بنشر آيات قرآنية واحاديث قدسية ونبوية وقصص جميله جدا بتمنى انكم تتابعوني وربنا يجعلنا من المقربين إليه سبحانه وتعالى♥️

Fuerza rey !!! 💖

Por verte jugar, espero lo que sea ⚽😱😍

سلاماات كابتن

Messi bhai 😍😍

Salah is love 😂😹

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3 weeks ago

Leo Messi

Gracias a todos los que vinieron a la cancha hoy y también a los que nos siguen siempre. La única manera de conseguir los éxitos es luchando todos juntos. Que nadie dude, esta temporada vamos a pelear otra vez por todo. 🔴🔵

Thanks to everyone that came to the stadium tonight and to those who always follow us. The only way to achieve success is by all battling together. Nobody should have any doubts that we're again going to fight for everything this season. 🔴🔵

- LIO
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Gracias a todos los que vinieron a la cancha hoy y también a los que nos siguen siempre. La única manera de conseguir los éxitos es luchando todos juntos. Que nadie dude, esta temporada vamos a pelear otra vez por todo. 🔴🔵

Thanks to everyone that came to the stadium tonight and to those who always follow us. The only way to achieve success is by all battling together. Nobody should have any doubts that were again going to fight for everything this season. 🔴🔵

- LIO

 

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قلبي😍♥️

☹💜

💕✋

Best

Ceux qui lisent les commentaires sante a vous et a votre famille ❤❤

사랑해사랑해 ❤💙❤💙

❤️

♥♥♥♥

❤❤

الله. عليك يحبيبي🥀❤💙

Love & Respect from Bangladesh😍💙🇧🇩

<3

❤👑

👏🏻❤😍

❤️ 🇧🇩

Eres el mejor Gracias por la diversión, sois los mejores capitanes del equipo. Desde Libia, les deseo una vida feliz y lo mejor de todas las competiciones.

ليو 💜

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4 weeks ago

Leo Messi

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We hope you come to our country 🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳

Así se habla Felicitaciones querido Dieron todo y fue muy injusto lo que nos hicieron .Son la mejor selección Argentina

king Leo... I love u😍😘😘

اللهم صل وسلم وبارك على سيدناﷺونبيناﷺ🌸وحبيبنا ﷺ🌸وقائدنا ﷺ🌸وشفيعناﷺ🌸وقرة عيونناﷺ🌸رسول اللهﷺ 🌸محمدﷺ🌸النبي ﷺ🌸الأمي ﷺ الطيب ﷺ🌸الطاهرﷺ 🌸الزكي ﷺ وعلى آله ﷺ وصحبهﷺ 🌸اجمعينﷺ. 🌸 عدد خلقكﷺ🌸ورضاءنفسكﷺ🌸وزنة عرشكﷺ🌸ومداد كلماتكﷺ 🌸كلما ذكرك الذاكرونﷺ🌸وغفل عن ذكرك الغافلون ﷺ🌸

Te amo te amoooo ♥️

أَزًّا (83) فَلَا تَعْجَلْ عَلَيْهِمْ ۖ إِنَّمَا نَعُدُّ لَهُمْ عَدًّ Like si crees que a pesar de los problemas con Argentina, Messi sigue siendo el mejor jugador de toda la historia. Soy del Real madrid y te admiro por buena persona y que siempre estas con tus hijos y esposa, en el fútbol pues soy del madrid y siempre quiero que pierdan pero no te falto el respeto Dios t bendiga ati y tu família

Cr7 is better than u 🐸

ليش ما عزمتني اجي اسبح

Boys and girls hydrate differently. All the best, and looking forward to seeing you on the pitch soon! ⚽️👍😎

Great family enjoy it with great Leo hope years stops and we continue enjoying your play for another 20 years

Beautiful landscape enjoy the wonders that God created for the man to feel happy. God continue to bless you and keep coming more rain of blessings to triple 💖🇦🇷 From Vietnam 🇻🇳

Je te souhaite bonnes vacances avec ta noble famille et proches bonne continuation, je suis vraiment hâte de te revoir sur le terrain pour partager le plaisir de la reprise du championnat et League des champions,tes gestes magnifiques et buts nous manquent éperdument ma star gros bisous à toi.

우수팬이다 시발 존나 좋다

Soy tu fan llamado Santiago rodriguez que pases lindas vacaciones mándame saludos

كل سنه وانت طيب انت والانسه انتونيلا المحترمة بمناسبة اقتراب العيد الاضحي اعاده الله عليكم بالمن والخير والبركات وسلامي للعائله جميعا ما عدا العاق ماتيو

Bendiciones gracias por su vida que aunque tengo Cancer siempre me trae sonrisas. Que Dios te bendiga Leo. Eres el jugador favorito de mi Familia.

Felices y merecidas vacaciones!!! Mi madre era tía abuela tuya...vos serías c un sobrino 2do???

Burrat veç ..gratë veç..respekte👏

Great job Messi . Well deserved with a beautiful family . Muchas bendiciones ídolo te banco a muerte . Me encantaría si me pudieras mandar una Jersey para mi hermano q se recuperó de cancer . Gracias fiera te lo agradezco

في مثل هذا الْيَوْمَ من سنة 1987 بمدينة روما بإيطاليا قام شاب يبلغ من العمر 32 سنة بايقاف سيارة اجرة في الصباح الباكر وذهب الى عمله.

Lío querido te mando un abrazo gigante desde Neuquén .... ... Las puertas de Neuquén están abiertas para cuando los desees lío ... Te felicito por esta copa América ... . Abrazo grande que tengas unas felices vacaciones junto a tu seres queridos

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