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Lionel Messi: Argentine footballer
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 widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Messi has won a record six Ballon d'Or awards, and a record six European Golden Shoes. He has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he has won a club-record 34 trophies, including ten La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and six Copas del Rey. A prolific goalscorer and a creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most goals in La Liga (431), a La Liga and European league season (50), most hat-tricks in La Liga (35) and the UEFA Champions League (8), and most assists in La Liga (173) and the Copa América (13). He has scored over 700 senior career goals for club and country.


Messi overtakes Ronaldo’s hat-trick record for five-star Barcelona

messi overtakes ronaldo’s hat-trick record for five-star barcelona
Madrid: Lionel Messi broke yet another record by hitting his 35th La Liga hat-trick on Saturday as Barcelona thrashed Real Mallorca 5-2 to keep pace with Real Madrid at the top of the table. A trio of..
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Barcelona 5-2 Mallorca: Lionel Messi hat-trick sends Barcelona top

Lionel Messi celebrates winning his sixth Ballon d'Or with a hat-trick as Barcelona beat Mallorca to move to the top of La Liga.
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Videos for Lionel Messi

Megan Rapinoe Urges Messi and Ronaldo to Fight for Equality [Video]Megan Rapinoe Urges Messi and Ronaldo to Fight for Equality

After winning the second-ever female Ballon d'Or award on Monday, Rapinoe called out Messi and Ronaldo while speaking with 'France Football'.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:32Published

Van Dijk deserved Ballon d'Or but Messi is also brilliant, says Klopp [Video]Van Dijk deserved Ballon d'Or but Messi is also brilliant, says Klopp

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said Virgil Van Dijk deserved to win the Ballon d'Or, but that Lionel Messi is also the best player he has ever seen.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:16Published

Record sixth Ballon d'Or seemed "unimaginable" for Messi [Video]Record sixth Ballon d'Or seemed "unimaginable" for Messi

Lionel Messi describes winning the Ballon d'Or for a record sixth time as "unimaginable".

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:47Published

Lionel Messi and Megan Rapinoe win top Ballon d'Or awards [Video]Lionel Messi and Megan Rapinoe win top Ballon d'Or awards

Lionel Messi has won a record sixth Ballon d'Or crown at a ceremony in Paris. The Barcelona star moved ahead of great rival Cristiano Ronaldo to take outright ownership of the record, seeing off..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published

Messi wins record sixth Ballon d'Or [Video]Messi wins record sixth Ballon d'Or

Lionel Messi and Megan Rapinoe triumph at Ballon d'Or 2019

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:11Published

Barcelona through to UCL last 16 after beating Dortmund [Video]Barcelona through to UCL last 16 after beating Dortmund

Lionel Messi dazzled on his 700th match as Barcelona beat Dortmund 3-1 to qualify for the Champions League last 16

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:00Published

Barcelona look to top group and qualify for knockouts when they host Borussia Dortmund [Video]Barcelona look to top group and qualify for knockouts when they host Borussia Dortmund

Barcelona’s Ernesto Valverde says his side can play better, urges them not to lose perspective when they host Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:26Published

Klopp says Ballon d'Or should go to van Dijk [Video]Klopp says Ballon d'Or should go to van Dijk


Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:39Published

Late Messi penalty sees Argentina draw 2-2 with Uruguay [Video]Late Messi penalty sees Argentina draw 2-2 with Uruguay

Lionel Messi netted a late penatly as Argentina salvaged a 2-2 draw against Uruguay in a friendly in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:33Published

Argentina and Uruguay prepare for friendly in Tel Aviv [Video]Argentina and Uruguay prepare for friendly in Tel Aviv

Argentina and Uruguay prepare for friendly in Tel Aviv that will pit Lionel Messi against his Barcelona team mate Luis Suarez.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:38Published

Brazil and Argentina ready for friendly as Messi returns from ban [Video]Brazil and Argentina ready for friendly as Messi returns from ban

Brazil and Argentina's coaches speak of the impact Lionel Messi has as the Barcelona man returns from his international ban.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:41Published

Kylian Mbappe Becomes Youngest Player To Score 15 Champion League Goals [Video]Kylian Mbappe Becomes Youngest Player To Score 15 Champion League Goals

Kylian Mbappe broke a Lionel Messi record during the Paris Saint-Germain game against Club Brugge. According to Business Insider, he is the youngest player to score 15 Champions League goals Mbaappe..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Watch: Rapinoe, Morgan, Bronze and White on Ballon d'Or shortlist [Video]Watch: Rapinoe, Morgan, Bronze and White on Ballon d'Or shortlist

Also on the list is the inaugural winner of the award, Norway's Ada Hegerberg. Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Raheem Stirling are on the men's shortlist.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Ronaldo, Messi, van Dijk, Bronze, Rapinoe amongst Ballon d'Or nominees [Video]Ronaldo, Messi, van Dijk, Bronze, Rapinoe amongst Ballon d'Or nominees

Ballon d'Or nominees announced as reigning champion Luka Modric fails to make shortlist dominated by Premier League players.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:56Published

Barca's Messi receives record sixth European Golden Shoe [Video]Barca's Messi receives record sixth European Golden Shoe

Messi collects his record sixth European Golden Shoe

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:14Published

Messi stars at Cirque du Soleil premier [Video]Messi stars at Cirque du Soleil premier

Lionel Messi and his wife attend the premier of a Circqu du Soleil show based on his life.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:59Published


Yet another feather in Lionel Messi's cap

yet another feather in lionel messi's cap
Bengaluru, December 3: A couple of days before collecting his record sixth men's Ballon d'Or trophy, Lionel Messi showed glimpses of brilliance by netting Barcelona's all-important winner against..
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Diouf tells irate Senegal fans to cool it after Messi beats Mane

diouf tells irate senegal fans to cool it after messi beats mane
While fans in Africa reacted with indignation after Sadio Mane finished fourth in the Ballon d'Or voting, another striker who played for Senegal and Liverpool, took a slightly more balanced..
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Lionel Messi still has 'several years left' at the top after Barcelona superstar claims record sixth Ballon d'Or

lionel messi still has 'several years left' at the top after barcelona superstar claims record sixth ballon d'or
Lionel Messi has warned his rivals he still has "several years left" at the top after the Barcelona superstar won a record sixth Ballon d'Or in Paris on Monday, while USA captain Megan Rapinoe claimed..
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Lionel Messi wins Ballon D'Or for record-breaking 6th time

lionel messi wins ballon d'or for record-breaking 6th time
Lionel Messi has won the 2019 Ballon d'Or, beating Virgil Van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo. The prize, awarded by France Football at a ceremony in Paris this Monday evening, recognizes the player's..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Messi is an 'advantage' in tight matches, says Barcelona coach Valverde

messi is an 'advantage' in tight matches, says barcelona coach valverde
Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde said having Lionel Messi 'is always a huge advantage' after the Argentinian's match-winning performance against Atletico Madrid. Messi scored a stunning..
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Late Messi magic sees Barca beat Atletico

late messi magic sees barca beat atletico
Lionel Messi delivered a major boost to Barcelona's La Liga title hopes by scoring a late winner in a 1-0 victory at Atletico Madrid on Sunday. Messi is the favourite to win a record-breaking sixth..
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Late Messi winner at Atletico sends Barca top

Lionel Messi scores a sublime late winner as champions Barcelona defeat Atletico Madrid to return to the top of La Liga.
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Messi and Rapinoe expected to take Ballon d'Or honours

messi and rapinoe expected to take ballon d'or honours
The biggest names in world football will descend on Paris on Monday for the 2019 Ballon d'Or ceremony, with Lionel Messi and USA women's World Cup superstar Megan Rapinoe tipped to leave with the..
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FA Cup second round: Maidstone United looking to join Premier League clubs in third round

Five years after facing Lionel Messi, Gavin Hoyte looks to inspire Maidstone United when the non-league club face Blackpool in the FA Cup.
BBC News - Published

Messi toasts 700 games with a goal as Barcelona make last 16

messi toasts 700 games with a goal as barcelona make last 16
Lionel Messi marked his 700th game for Barcelona by scoring his 613th goal on Wednesday as the Catalans beat...
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'The best footballer I've ever seen' - Barcelona star Messi lauded by Hummels after sinking Dortmund

'the best footballer i've ever seen' - barcelona star messi lauded by hummels after sinking dortmund
Mats Hummels said Lionel Messi is the best footballer he has ever seen after the Barcelona superstar ran Borussia Dortmund ragged in the Champions League. Messi scored once and assisted two others as..
WorldNews - Published

Messi set for 700th Barcelona game

Lionel Messi will become just the second player to make 700 Barcelona appearances if he features in Wednesday's Champions League game with Borussia Dortmund.
BBC News - Published

Edinson Cavani offers to fight Lionel Messi during Argentina’s clash against Uruguay

edinson cavani offers to fight lionel messi during argentina’s clash against uruguay
Lionel Messi and Edinson Cavani clashed during Argentina’s friendly against Uruguay (AFP via Getty Images) Lionel Messi and Edinson Cavani clashed during Argentina’s 2-2 draw with Uruguay with the..
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Messi saves Argentina in 2-2 draw against Uruguay in Israel

messi saves argentina in 2-2 draw against uruguay in israel
JERUSALEM, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi saved Argentina from losing to Uruguay in a friendly match in Israel on Monday, scoring a penalty kick in injury time on the way to a 2-2 draw. A total of...
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Messi scores last-minute Argentina equaliser against Uruguay

Lionel Messi scores an injury-time penalty as Argentina rescue a draw in their friendly with South American rivals Uruguay.
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Football friendly: Lionel Messi scores on Argentina return to sink Brazil

football friendly: lionel messi scores on argentina return to sink brazil
Lionel Messi struck on his return to international duty Friday following a three-month ban as Argentina defeated fierce rivals Brazil 1-0 in a friendly in Riyadh. The Barcelona forward was suspended by..
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Messi scores as Argentina beat Brazil in Saudi Arabia

Lionel Messi scores on his first Argentina appearance since July as they beat old rivals Brazil in Saudi Arabia.
BBC News - Published

Messi scores hat-trick as Barcelona replace Real at top of La Liga

Lionel Messi scores a hat-trick, including two sublime free-kicks, as champions Barcelona return to winning ways against Celta Vigo in La Liga.
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Benzema equals Messi streak and Rodrygo scores hat-trick in Real win

Karim Benzema scores in a 15th consecutive Champions League season as Real Madrid ensure Galatasaray's group-stage exit.
BBC News - Published

Lionel Messi failed to register a goal or assist at home in the Champions League ...

lionel messi failed to register a goal or assist at home in the champions league ...
Getty/Tim Clayton Lionel Messi failed to register a goal or assist at the Camp Nou in the Champions League for the first time since 2012 on Tuesday night. Ernesto Valverde's side drew 0-0 with Slavia..
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Levante stun Barcelona 3-1 after Lionel Messi scores opener

levante stun barcelona 3-1 after lionel messi scores opener
Levante roared back from Lionel Messi's opening goal to shock Barcelona 3-1 in the Spanish league on Saturday. Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, and Sevilla can all move past leader Barcelona if they win..
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60 Minutes archives: Messi’s strategy for success

Growing up, the Argentine soccer star says he "just wanted to have fun"
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Lionel Messi: Barcelona 'has given me everything'

lionel messi: barcelona 'has given me everything'
Buenos Aires: Lionel Messi has conceded that he is less likely to finish his career in Argentina, describing Barcelona as a city that has given him "everything". Messi has long expressed a...
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Spain coach Robert Moreno: 'I had no public profile before I was appointed'

Spain coach Robert Moreno talks to BBC Football Daily podcast about taking over from Luis Enrique, Lionel Messi and The Matrix and tipping England for Euro 2020.
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'Messi getting even better' – Valverde cherishing record-breaking Barca star

'messi getting even better' – valverde cherishing record-breaking barca star
Lionel Messi gets better with each passing day as head coach Ernesto Valverde heaped praise on Barcelona's record-breaking superstar following Wednesday's Champions League victory. Messi set a new..
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Messi leads Barcelona to 2-1 win vs Slavia Prague

messi leads barcelona to 2-1 win vs slavia prague
PRAGUE (AP) — Lionel Messi scored early and set up the winning goal as Barcelona beat Slavia Prague 2-1 for its second straight win in Group F of the Champions...
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Messi breaks another record as Barcelona win in Prague

Lionel Messi becomes the first player to score in 15 consecutive Champions League seasons as Barcelona claim a narrow win at Slavia Prague.
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Griezmann finds groove with Messi, Suarez in Barcelona victory

griezmann finds groove with messi, suarez in barcelona victory
Antoine Griezmann has started clicking in Barcelona's attack. The France forward had struggled to get in sync with new star teammates Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez before everything fell into place in a..
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Barcelona march on with victory over Eibar

barcelona march on with victory over eibar
Barcelona were made to work for their fourth successive LaLiga win before eventually seeing off Eibar 3-0. Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez showed ominous signs of cohesion in attack as..
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Griezmann, Messi & Suarez score as Barca go top of La Liga

Barcelona move to the summit of La Liga as goals from Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez earn them victory at Eibar.
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Lionel Messi Explains Why Neymar's Barcelona Return Fell Through This Summer

lionel messi explains why neymar's barcelona return fell through this summer
Neymar's proposed move back to Barcelona was hampered by poor relations between the Brazilian and a significant proportion of staff at Camp Nou, according to Lionel Messi. Paris Saint-Germain paid La..
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15 years of Messi: year by year

15 years of messi: year by year
On 16th October 2004, 17-year-old Lionel Messi made his debut for FC Barcelona. It was Frank Rijkaard who trusted in him. This is the Argentine's career in 15 key moments. 1) 2004: On the 16th October..
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Cristiano Ronaldo makes more money being an influencer on Instagram than he does playing soccer for Juventus

cristiano ronaldo makes more money being an influencer on instagram than he does playing soccer for juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo earns more from Instagram than he does from his wages at Juventus.The 34-year-old pockets an annual $47.8 million from paid Instagram posts, according to a study by social media firm..
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Messi presented with sixth Golden Shoe by young sons

messi presented with sixth golden shoe by young sons
Lionel Messi has been presented with the European Golden Shoe for the sixth time, extending his own record as another incredible LaLiga campaign was recognised on Wednesday. Messi earned...
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Lionel Messi wanted to leave Barcelona during tax investigation

lionel messi wanted to leave barcelona during tax investigation
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has said he considered leaving the club when he was investigated for tax fraud in 2013, saying he felt “badly treated” by Spain. Advertising Messi, who has been at..
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Messi's huge golden challenge

messi's huge golden challenge
After injuries have hardly let him play, Leo Messi will look for his first league goal of the season against Sevilla. A goal that would be the start of a campaign...
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"Messi is like Federer and Ronaldo is lile Nadal"

messi is like federer and ronaldo is lile nadal
In an interview with 'Sportweek', the Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, responded to the question of the decade: Ronald or Messi? In order to reply to it, he compared it to tennis. The...
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Valverde praises impact of 'tired' Messi in Barcelona win

valverde praises impact of 'tired' messi in barcelona win
Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde praised the impact of Lionel Messi in the club's come-from-behind Champions League win over Inter. Messi returned from injury to help La Liga champions Barca to a..
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Griezmann not built connection with Messi

griezmann not built connection with messi
Barcelona added Antoine Griezmann to a formidable frontline in pre-season, though he feels he is yet to really connect with Lionel Messi. Antoine Griezmann acknowledged he has found it difficult to..
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LaLiga: Spain's National Court dismisses fraud case against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi

laliga: spain's national court dismisses fraud case against barcelona superstar lionel messi
Spain's National Court on Monday said it had dismissed a complaint against Barcelona's Lionel Messi filed by a former employee of the Argentine footballer's foundation, who had accused him of fraud,..
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‘Messi is a freak but Ronaldo the most complete player’ – India icon Kohli weighs into greatest debate

‘messi is a freak but ronaldo the most complete player’ – india icon kohli weighs into greatest debate
Virat Kohli is a superstar in his own right, with the India captain an iconic figure in the world of cricket, and he has had his say on the Lionel Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo debate. A man who would..
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Road Cycling Championships: Geraint Thomas on meeting Messi,& being an Eminem 'fan boy'

Former Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas tells the story of some of his most-prized possessions, including his favourite late-night snacks and what it's like to meet Lionel Messi.
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Real Madrid stays top of La Liga after goalless draw with Atletico Madrid

real madrid stays top of la liga after goalless draw with atletico madrid
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid failed to produce any fireworks in a lackluster derby at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday, sharing a 0-0 draw that allowed Barcelona to move closer to the top in La..
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Barca win without Messi

barca win without messi
Barcelona shrugged off the absence of Lionel Messi to win 2-0 at Getafe and claim their second straight win in LaLiga. Goals from Luis Suarez and Junior Firpo proved enough for the visitors but Clement..
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Getafe 0-2 Barcelona: Suarez and Junior fire Valverde's men to welcome win

getafe 0-2 barcelona: suarez and junior fire valverde's men to welcome win
Luis Suarez set Barcelona on their way to a first away victory of the LaLiga season as they won 2-0 at Getafe on Saturday. Forget the often hare-brained defending from the Catalan giants, Barcelona got..
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MOTDx: Craig Mitch goes hunting for Messi, Van Dijk, Klopp & Bronze at the Fifa Awards

MOTDx's Craig Mitch is set a challenge to find as many greats on the green carpet at the 2019 Fifa Best Awards in Milan.
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"I can't get injured, I can't get injured"

i can't get injured, i can't get injured
Leo Messi felt some discomfort during the Barcelona v Villarreal game and couldn't hide his worry to the physio as he gave him a massage at the side of the park. Leo Messi feared the...
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Valverde's changing loyalty

valverde's changing loyalty
Ernesto Valverde proved against Villarreal that nobody -except Leo Messi- is indispensable in this FC Barcelona. After already lowering Ivan Rakitic's and Sergio Busquets' prominence, the 'Txingurri'..
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