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Lionel Messi: Argentine footballer
Lionel Andrés Messi 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. He scored goals in 16 consecutive UEFA Champions League season. A prolific goalscorer and creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most goals in La Liga (445), a La Liga and European league season (50), most hat-tricks in La Liga (36) and the UEFA Champions League (8), and most assists in La Liga (183), a La Liga and European league season (21) and the Copa América (12). He has scored over 700 senior career goals for club and country.

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Messi has given maximum since ending transfer saga, says Koeman [Video]

Messi has given maximum since ending transfer saga, says Koeman

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman believes Lionel Messi has been the ideal captain since deciding to stay at the club this season.

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Pep Guardiola on almost signing Messi [Video]

Pep Guardiola on almost signing Messi

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola responds to claims of his side almostsigning Lionel Messi and their record goalscorer Sergio Aguero missingMonday’s Premier League season opener at Wolves.

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Koeman delighted that Messi is staying at Barcelona [Video]

Koeman delighted that Messi is staying at Barcelona

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman hails Lionel Messi's decision to stay with the team for the coming season.

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Messi's back at Barca training [Video]

Messi's back at Barca training

Lionel Messi returned to Barcelona's training ground on Monday for the first time since August 25, when he announced he wanted to leave the Catalan club.

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Messi stays at Barcelona: Fans hope he will return home soon [Video]

Messi stays at Barcelona: Fans hope he will return home soon

Argentinian fans are asking if Lionel Messi will return home next summer.

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Barca train...but no Messi yet [Video]

Barca train...but no Messi yet

Lionel Messi is staying in Barcelona but he's not back on the training pitch just yet as Ronald Koeman's team continue preparations for the new season.

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Lionel Messi agrees to stay at Barcelona despite frustration with club bosses [Video]

Lionel Messi agrees to stay at Barcelona despite frustration with club bosses

Lionel Messi has reversed his decision to leave Barcelona this summer, sayinghe could never go to court against the club to secure a move. The Argentinianforward had informed the club on August 25 that..

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Jorge Messi arrives for talks with lawyers [Video]

Jorge Messi arrives for talks with lawyers

Lionel Messi's father and agent Jorge Messi avoids questions from the media as he arrives to speak with lawyers regarding his son's request to leave Barcelona.

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Messi's brother Rodrigo joins talks with lawyers [Video]

Messi's brother Rodrigo joins talks with lawyers

Lionel Messi's brother Rodrigo joins his father and lawyers to discuss the Barcelona forward's request to leave the club.

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Love is lost for Messi, but he will be forgiven if he stays at Barca, say supporters [Video]

Love is lost for Messi, but he will be forgiven if he stays at Barca, say supporters

Wantaway talisman testing patience of fans as they hope he performs u-turn and remains in Spain

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Messi's father in Barcelona for club meeting [Video]

Messi's father in Barcelona for club meeting

Lionel Messi's father and agent, Jorge Messi, landed in Barcelona Tuesday morning and was expected to hold talks with the Catalan club over future of his son.

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Barca train wihout Messi [Video]

Barca train wihout Messi

Unhappy Lionel Messi misses Barcelona's first training session of the new season, days after his shock announcement that he wants to leave the only club he has played for professionally.

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Messi fails to show up for Barca training [Video]

Messi fails to show up for Barca training

Unhappy Lionel Messi misses Barcelona's first training session of the new season.

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Messi no show on Barca's first day of training [Video]

Messi no show on Barca's first day of training

Unhappy Lionel Messi misses Barcelona's first training session of the new season.

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Jurgen Klopp not sure Lionel Messi will play in Premier League [Video]

Jurgen Klopp not sure Lionel Messi will play in Premier League

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has poured cold water on suggestions the clubcould be interested in signing Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. Klopp said hewould like to see the Argentine play in the..

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Football rumours from the media [Video]

Football rumours from the media

The Lionel Messi speculation continues at fever pitch, with Manchester Citysaid to be ready to part with as many as four players to secure the 33-year-old. Troy Deeney has been offered to West Brom in..

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Messi huddles at home as uncertainty swirls on his future with Barcelona [Video]

Messi huddles at home as uncertainty swirls on his future with Barcelona

Lionel Messi huddles at home with his friend and current team mate Luis Suarez as the future of both players at Barcelona continues to look uncertain.

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Arteta confident on Aubameyang, wants Messi in EPL [Video]

Arteta confident on Aubameyang, wants Messi in EPL

Mikel Arteta believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will stay with Arsenal and the Spaniard would like to see Lionel Messi play in the Premier League.

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Why does Messi want to leave Barcelona? [Video]

Why does Messi want to leave Barcelona?

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has sent shock waves through the football worldby asking to leave the club this summer. But why does Messi want to leaveBarcelona?

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Messi divorce: Barcelona exit could cost star forward €700m [Video]

Messi divorce: Barcelona exit could cost star forward €700m

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Murray would like to see Messi play in Premier League [Video]

Murray would like to see Messi play in Premier League

Former world number one Andy Murray says would like to see Lionel Messi play in the Premier League.

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Top soccer clubs on alert for a Messi exit [Video]

Top soccer clubs on alert for a Messi exit

Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the soccer club immediately, a source confirmed on Tuesday. The announcement has put Europe's top clubs on alert for a potential transfer of the..

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Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman says Lionel Messi’s performances ‘could be better’ after defeat by Getafe

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Messi's form could be better - Koeman

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman says star player Lionel Messi's performances "could be better" as they start their Champions League campaign.
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Mario Gotze: Has 'Germany’s Messi' been handed a career lifeline?

As Mario Gotze prepares for his PSV Eindhoven debut, German football expert Constantin Eckner takes a look at what has happened to the former Bayern Munich man.
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Messi made his Barcelona debut 16 years ago today. A lot has happened since then

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Man City to move for Messi next summer - Saturday's football gossip

Man City open to summer move for Messi, Man Utd remain keen on Dortmund duo, plus more.
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Messi resumes bid for elusive World Cup glory

messi resumes bid for elusive world cup glory
Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates victory after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D match between Nigeria and Argentina in Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 26, 2018. Argentina won 2-1 and advanced to the..
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Allowing Messi to stay has destroyed Barcelona's finances, says former advisor

allowing messi to stay has destroyed barcelona's finances, says former advisor
Josep Maria Bartomeu's decision to convince Lionel Messi to remain at Barcelona has destroyed the club's economic situation, an advisor to former president Joan Laporta has claimed. Xavier..
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Lionel Messi attempts to put his dispute with FC Barcelona behind, says it is time for club to unite

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Barcelona: Lionel Messi wants to put his dispute with FC Barcelona behind him and has called for the club and its fans to unite. In only his second interview since unsuccessfully pushing for a transfer..
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'No signs of discontent here' - Messi nets as Barca win La Liga opener

Lionel Messi scores a penalty as Ronald Koeman's era as Barcelona boss begins with a comfortable La Liga win over Villarreal.
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Messi's mood & replacing Suarez - five issues for beleaguered Barca

Lionel Messi's motivation and the exit of Luis Suarez are just some of the major issues Barcelona must address this season.
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Messi lashes out at Barca over Suarez departure

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BARCELONA - Lionel Messi has launched his latest attack on Barcelona’s hierarchy by criticising the way the club treated strike partner Luis Suarez, who left for La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid this..
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'At this point nothing surprises me' - Messi says Suarez deserved better send-off from Barca

Lionel Messi says Luis Suarez deserved a better send-off from Barcelona but that he is "no longer surprised" by the club's treatment of the striker.
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Suarez says goodbye to Barca ahead of Atletico switch

suarez says goodbye to barca ahead of atletico switch
Luis Suarez cried as he bid farewell to Barcelona on Thursday but said he wants to prove he can still deliver at the highest level after joining LaLiga rivals Atletico Madrid.","content":"Luis Suarez..
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Messi could miss Barcelona's first Clasico of the season

messi could miss barcelona's first clasico of the season
Lionel Messi could potentially miss the first Clasico match of the season between Barcelona and Real Madrid. At the moment, the Clasico is pencilled in for 25 October, but the Argentine may be in..
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Lionel Messi wins fight to trademark his logo

The European Union's highest court rules in favour of the footballer after a nine-year legal battle.
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Lionel Messi tops Forbes' 2020 football rich list ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo

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(CNN)Lionel Messi may not have got his desired move away from Barcelona this summer, but he still has one billion reasons to be happy off the pitch. The Argentine has topped this year's football rich..
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Liverpool set for last-minute Thiago move - Tuesday's gossip

Liverpool to make late move for Thiago, Manchester United want Bale, Messi asked to take a pay cut, five clubs want Liverpool striker Origi, Suarez in limbo, plus more.
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Lionel Messi top of Forbes money list in 2020, Cristiano Ronaldo second

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi tops the Forbes rich list for highest-earning footballers in 2020, with Cristiano Ronaldo second.
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Lionel Messi to remain Barcelona captain despite turbulent summer

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Lionel Messi will remain as Barcelona captain despite his turbulent pre-season. The club confirmed on Saturday that Messi, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto will remain as the club’s..
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Messi makes first Barcelona appearance since failed attempt to leave

Lionel Messi makes his first appearance for Barcelona since failing to leave the club in a pre-season friendly.
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Lionel Messi Is Once Again the Best Rated Player in FIFA 21

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Lionel Messi rejoins Barcelona training as LaLiga boss welcomes decision to stay

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Messi returns to Barcelona training after failing to force move

Lionel Messi has returned to training at Barcelona following his failed attempt to force a move away from the club.
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Messi's Barcelona divorce is now destined to end badly

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Why I don't think we've heard the end of Messi saga - Balague column

Lionel Messi has said he is staying at Barcelona for another season but Guillem Balague explains why the saga isn't over.
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Messi stays at Barcelona: The Camp Nou great's finest club goals

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Lionel Messi is staying put, meaning he will be able to add to his stunning goal haul for Barcelona. Messi made his first-team debut as a 17-year-old and has gone on to become Barca's all-time leading..
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Lionel Messi: Barcelona legend to stay at club

Barcelona captain and all-time leading goalscorer Lionel Messi agrees to stay - 10 days after saying he wanted to leave.
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Barcelona's 700m euro release clause not valid, says Messi's father

Lionel Messi's father and agent tells La Liga that the 700m euro (£624m) release clause in the forward's Barcelona contract is not valid.
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Don't want to see Lionel Messi in Premier League, says Liverpool's Andy Robertson

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Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson has said he is not keen on seeing Lionel Messi arrive in the Premier League. Messi told FC Barcelona last week he wanted to leave and the two parties are in dispute..
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Where will Lionel Messi be playing next season? Guillem Balague's analysis

Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague talks to BBC Sport's Liam Loftus about Lionel Messi's potential exit from Barcelona, and some possible destinations for the Argentine.
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Messi considering Barcelona stay, says father

messi considering barcelona stay, says father
Lionel Messi is considering the possibility of seeing out the final year of his Barcelona contract rather than forcing a move immediately, his father has confirmed. Six-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi..
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Lionel Messi has 'earned right' to leave Barcelona, says Sergio Ramos

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Lionel Messi: Father and agent due to meet Barca president over future

Lionel Messi's father and agent, Jorge, is due to meet Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu to discuss the Argentine forward's future.
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Messi's father arrives in Barcelona for crunch exit talks

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Lionel Messi's father and agent, Jorge Messi, has arrived in Barcelona for showdown talks with the club's board after his son asked for his contract to be terminated. Last Tuesday, the Argentine sent..
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Lionel Messi: Is Barcelona captain and Man City target as good as ever?

With Manchester City investigating the possibility of signing Lionel Messi, BBC Sport examines whether he is still the best player in the world.
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Soccer-Messi unlikely to change mind on Barca exit, says presidential candidate

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Lionel Messi is unlikely to change his mind about leaving Barcelona, the club’s presidential candidate Victor Font has said. Messi rocked Barcelona last month when his lawyers told the club he wanted..
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Lionel Messi may not be able to play soccer for an entire season if he wants to leave Barcelona for free

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Man City, Chelsea, Burnley... which English club might suit Messi best?

Manchester City is the obvious choice, but where else might Lionel Messi feel at home if he moves to England?
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Lionel Messi transfer request: Which English team would suit Barcelona captain best?

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Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward's release clause remains valid, says La Liga

The 700m euros (£624m) release clause in Lionel Messi's Barcelona contract is still valid, says La Liga.
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The Premier League's 'wow' signings - vote for your favourite

Who were some of the Premier League's 'wow' signings of past years as Manchester City are linked to Lionel Messi.
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Premier League's 'wow' signings: Weah, Veron, Robinho, Pogba, Di Maria

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Messi ‘to skip Barcelona training’

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MADRID: Lionel Messi will not take a planned coronavirus test today or attend training tomorrow after his shock announcement earlier this week that he wants to leave Barcelona, Spanish media including..
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PSG in touch again and Juve explore Ronaldo link-up - what's the latest on Messi transfer?

Europe's elite clubs are circling - Guillem Balague provides the latest on Lionel Messi's potential Barcelona departure.
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'Messi favours Man City over PSG' - Saturday's football gossip

PSG told Messi wants to join Man City, Donnarumma interests Chelsea, Barca want Wijnaldum, plus more.
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Lionel Messi: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp rules out move for Barcelona forward

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp rules out any interest in signing Lionel Messi, but admits the Argentine would be "great" for the Premier League.
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Man City's Mahrez, Bernado & Jesus to stay despite Messi speculation

Manchester City rule out letting Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus leave the club in any exchange deal for Lionel Messi or anyone else this summer.
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Man City: Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva & Gabriel Jesus to stay at club

Manchester City rule out letting Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus leave the club in any exchange deal for Lionel Messi or anyone else this summer.
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Fans of Messi's boyhood club, Newell's Old Boys, held a parade in Rosario to bring him home
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