Lionel Messi

Born: June 24, 1987 (age 30)

Height: 5'6.5" (170cm)
Weight: 11st 5lb (72kg)

Hometown: Rosario, Argentina
Nationality: Argentina Argentine

Position: Forward
Team: Barcelona (no. 10)
Lionel Messi for Barcelona on February 1, 2015
Career History
Youth2000-2003Barcelona
Senior2004-Barcelona
International2005-Argentina
Sports Mole has 3,598 articles about Lionel Messi. Articles 1 to 40:
Luis Suarez celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Team News: Luis Suarez back for Catalan derby
Luis Suarez and Aleix Vidal start up front with Lionel Messi as Barcelona travel to Girona in the first ever league meeting between the two sides.
18:43
Cristiano Ronaldo at the Best FIFA Football Awards on January 9, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar shortlisted for Best FIFA Men's Player award
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar make up the shortlist for this year's Best FIFA Men's Player award.
Sep 22, 19:14
West Ham United's Mark Noble makes a bookable challenge on Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier on May 5, 2017
Preview: West Ham United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Sports Mole previews Saturday's London derby between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium.
Sep 22, 17:12
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring against Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo 'demands pay rise to match Lionel Messi's wages'
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo allegedly demands a pay rise that matches Lionel Messi's Barcelona earnings.
Sep 21, 21:03
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Preview: Girona vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Catalan derby between Girona and Barcelona in La Liga.
Sep 21, 16:10
Neymar wearing Beats headphones IN A PSG SHIRT
Jeremy Mathieu: 'Neymar left Barcelona because of Lionel Messi'
Former Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu says that Neymar 'felt overshadowed by Lionel Messi' at Camp Nou.
Sep 21, 13:51
A general view of the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City at Camp Nou on March 12, 2014
Ousmane Dembele: "I return in two months"
Barcelona striker Ousmane Dembele halves his injury diagnosis by claiming that he will be back in two months.
Sep 21, 09:53
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Result: Lionel Messi hits four in Barcelona win
Barcelona make it five wins from five La Liga matches at the start of the 2017-18 campaign with a 6-1 win over Eibar at Camp Nou.
Sep 19, 22:48
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Live Commentary: Barcelona 6-1 Eibar - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Barcelona and Eibar at Camp Nou, which ended in a 6-1 home win.
Sep 19, 20:00
Neymar in action during the Ligue 1 match between Guingamp and Paris Saint-Germain on August 13, 2017
Neymar, Edinson Cavani 'kept apart by Paris Saint-Germain teammates'
Neymar and Edinson Cavani reportedly had to be kept apart by their Paris Saint-Germain teammates in the dressing room following an on-pitch bust-up.
Sep 19, 09:37
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Paulinho "very happy" with Barcelona goal
Paulinho reveals his delight after coming off the bench to score Barcelona's winner in Saturday's 2-1 success over Getafe.
Sep 17, 09:41
Denis Suarez in action during the Champions League game between Barcelona and Borussia Monchengladbach on December 6, 2016
Result: Paulinho scores late in Barcelona win
Barcelona come from one goal behind to record a 2-1 win over Getafe in Saturday afternoon's entertaining La Liga contest in Madrid.
Sep 16, 17:11
Ernesto Valverde head coach of Athletic Bilbao during the first leg of UEFA Champions League qualifying play-offs round match between SSC Napoli and Athletic Club on August 19, 2014
Team News: Ousmane Dembele makes first La Liga start
Ousmane Dembele makes his first league start for Barcelona as they travel to Getafe.
Sep 16, 14:12
Kylian Mbappe poses with a Paris Saint-Germain shirt following his move from AS Monaco
Pep Guardiola: 'Kylian Mbappe cannot equal Lionel Messi'
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola plays down comparisons between Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi, but believes that the PSG youngster will be an "outstanding" player.
Sep 16, 10:19
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Josep Maria Bartomeu: 'Lionel Messi contract renewal signed by player's father'
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu seeks to reassure fans by saying that Lionel Messi's father has signed a contract renewal on behalf of the Argentina forward.
Sep 15, 17:49
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Preview: Getafe vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Getafe and Barcelona from the Spanish capital.
Sep 15, 13:00
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Champions League matchday one: Five things we learned
Sports Mole takes a look at five things we learned from matchday one of the Champions League group stages.
Sep 14, 09:27
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Josep Maria Bartomeu: 'Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta deals signed'
Josep Maria Bartomeu stresses that Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta will not be going anywhere next summer, as they have both agreed new contracts.
Sep 13, 14:27
Lionel Messi of Barcelona in action during his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Ernesto Valverde praises Lionel Messi after Champions League win
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde praises Lionel Messi following the Argentine's man-of-the-match performance against Juventus.
Sep 13, 11:54
 Gonzalo Higuain of Argentina celebrates his goal during the 2016 Copa America Centenario quarterfinal match against Venezuela at Gillette Stadium on June 18, 2016
UEFA to investigate Gonzalo Higuain gesture?
Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain could be disciplined by UEFA for flipping his middle finger at Barcelona fans.
Sep 13, 10:52
Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Lionel Messi inspires Barcelona to comfortable win over Juventus
Lionel Messi scores two and creates another to inspire Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Juventus in their Champions League Group D opener.
Sep 12, 21:37
A general view of the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City at Camp Nou on March 12, 2014
Team News: Ousmane Dembele starts for Barcelona
Ousmane Dembele starts alongside Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi as Barcelona welcome Juventus in the Champions League.
Sep 12, 18:51
Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Live Commentary: Barcelona 3-0 Juventus - as it happened
Relive Barcelona's 3-0 win over Juventus as Lionel Messi scores twice and creates another to inspire victory over last season's beaten Champions League finalists.
Sep 12, 18:45
Paulo Dybala in action for Juventus in the Coppa Italia final against Lazio on May 17, 2017
Paulo Dybala happy to remain at Juventus for the long term
Juventus star Paulo Dybala stresses that he will not push for a move away from the club amid rumoured interest from Barcelona, as he is "happy" in Turin.
Sep 12, 13:27
Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio celebrates scoring against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup second leg on August 16, 2017
Real Madrid's Marco Asensio: 'Neymar leaving Barcelona for PSG is strange'
Real Madrid star Marco Asensio describes Neymar's world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain as "strange".
Sep 12, 09:47
Lionel Messi celebrates with Luis Suarez after getting on the scoresheet for the sixth during the La Liga game between Deportivo La Coruna and Barcelona on April 20, 2016
Luis Suarez: 'It is a privilege to play with Lionel Messi'
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says that it is a "privilege" to play alongside Lionel Messi, who he regards as the best player in world football.
Sep 10, 20:31
Neymar in action during the Ligue 1 match between Guingamp and Paris Saint-Germain on August 13, 2017
Arsene Wenger questions Neymar motive for Paris Saint-Germain move
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger questions Neymar's motives for swapping Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in a £200m deal this summer.
Sep 10, 19:55
Athletic Bilbao's coach Ernesto Valverde looks on during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Athletic Club Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on April 20, 2014
Ernesto Valverde hails "extraordinary" hat-trick hero Lionel Messi
Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde says that Lionel Messi is "extraordinary" after the Argentine scored a hat-trick in Saturday's 5-0 win over Catalan rivals Espanyol.
Sep 10, 10:58
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Barcelona director Robert Fernandez confident of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta stay
Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez is confident that first-team stars Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta will sign new contracts at Camp Nou.
Sep 10, 10:14
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Result: Lionel Messi scores hat-trick in Barcelona win
Lionel Messi nets a hat-trick as Barcelona continue their 100% start to the 2017-18 La Liga season with a 5-0 win over Catalan rivals Espanyol at Camp Nou.
Sep 9, 21:38
A general view of the stadium prior to the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Celta de Vigo at Camp Nou on November 1, 2014
Ousmane Dembele makes Barcelona debut
The world's second most expensive player Ousmane Dembele makes his debut for Barcelona as a second-half sub against local rivals Espanyol.
Sep 9, 21:22
For some reason Ronald Koeman applauds after the Premier League game between Liverpool and Everton on April 1, 2017
Ronald Koeman: 'Harry Kane is among the world's best'
Everton manager Ronald Koeman ranks Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane amongst the best players in world football following his brace at Goodison Park.
Sep 9, 19:37
Gerard Pique in action for Barcelona on October 19, 2016
Live Commentary: Barcelona 5-0 Espanyol - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Barcelona and Espanyol from Camp Nou, which ended in a 5-0 home win.
Sep 9, 18:45
A general view of the stadium prior to the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Celta de Vigo at Camp Nou on November 1, 2014
Team News: Ousmane Dembele starts on Barcelona bench
Barcelona's record signing Ousmane Dembele starts on the bench for the visit of Espanyol in the Catalan derby.
Sep 9, 18:38
Gerard Pique in action for Barcelona on October 19, 2016
Preview: Barcelona vs. Espanyol
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Catalan rivals Barcelona and Espanyol at Camp Nou.
Sep 8, 16:35
Kylian Mbappe poses with a Paris Saint-Germain shirt following his move from AS Monaco
Kylian Mbappe tips Ousmane Dembele to thrive at Barcelona
New Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe backs fellow Frenchman Ousmane Dembele to thrive at Barcelona.
Sep 8, 12:43
Denis Suarez in action during the Champions League game between Barcelona and Borussia Monchengladbach on December 6, 2016
Lionel Messi 'played key role in Denis Suarez future'
Lionel Messi convinced teammate Denis Suarez to stay at Barcelona beyond this summer's transfer window, according to a report.
Sep 5, 18:17
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil during the FA Cup final against Chelsea on May 27, 2017
Lionel Messi 'blocked Mesut Ozil move to Barcelona'
Barcelona were reportedly prepared to make a summer bid for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil before Lionel Messi stepped in to block the transfer.
Sep 4, 13:42
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Lionel Messi to consider Barcelona future?
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is reportedly considering his future at Camp Nou after the club's dealings in the transfer market.
Sep 4, 09:35
Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona is congratulated by his teammate Andres Iniesta after scoring his team's fourth goal and his goal number 370 for the FC Barcelona becoming the maximum scorer on the history of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match between FC B
Ousmane Dembele reveals two heroes at Barcelona
Ousmane Dembele reveals that he will play with two of his footballing heroes after joining Barcelona in the summer.
Sep 3, 20:40



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona66001921718
2Atletico MadridAtletico6420124814
3Sevilla641173413
4Real Madrid6321116511
5Valencia52309369
6Levante52308449
7Real Sociedad5302111019
8Real Betis530267-19
9Athletic Bilbao62227618
10Villarreal52126517
11Leganes52123307
12Las PalmasLas Palmas520358-36
13EibarEibar5203310-76
14Getafe512245-15
15GironaGirona612337-45
16Espanyol512238-55
17Celta Vigo511368-24
18Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo5113611-54
19Malaga6015414-101
20AlavesAlaves6006110-90
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