Lionel Messi

Born: June 24, 1987 (age 30)

Height: 5'6.5" (169cm)

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 3,543 articles about Lionel Messi. Articles 1 to 40:
Ivan Rakitic in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Result: Barcelona overcome Real Betis at Camp Nou
Barcelona begin their 2017-18 La Liga campaign with a 2-0 victory over Real Betis at Camp Nou on Sunday night.
21:08
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Team News: Gerard Deulofeu, Paco Alcacer partner Lionel Messi in attack
Ernesto Valverde opts to go with Gerard Deulofeu, Paco Alcacer and Lionel Messi in attack for his first league game in charge of Barcelona.
18:17
Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Manchester City 'willing to buyout Lionel Messi contract'
Manchester City are weighing up an attempt to sign superstar forward Lionel Messi from Barcelona in a £275m deal, according to a report.
17:23
Karim Benzema, who got the keys to my bimmer, celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Espanyol on January 31, 2016
Result: Real Madrid cruise past Barcelona to win Supercopa de Espana
Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema help Real Madrid to a 2-0 win over Barcelona in the second leg of the Supercopa de Espana and a 5-1 victory on aggregate.
Aug 16, 23:50
Gareth Bale during the Champions League match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Team News: Real Madrid stars Gareth Bale, Isco rested for El Clasico clash with Barcelona
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane rests both Gareth Bale and Isco for their El Clasico showdown against Barcelona.
Aug 16, 21:08
Cristiano Ronaldo scores past Gerard Pique during the Supercopa de Espana first-leg match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on August 13, 2017
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole previews the second leg of the Supercopa de Espana tie between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Bernabeu.
Aug 15, 12:59
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Zinedine Zidane slams "ludicrous" Cristiano Ronaldo red card
Zinedine Zidane believes that the decision to send off Cristiano Ronaldo in Real Madrid's 3-1 Supercopa de Espana win over Barcelona on Sunday was "ludicrous".
Aug 14, 09:15
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring the winning penalty during the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Result: Real Madrid claim first-leg advantage at Camp Nou in Supercopa de Espana tie
Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 at Camp Nou in a match that saw Cristiano Ronaldo find the net and get sent off after coming off the bench.
Aug 13, 22:53
Gerard Pique in action for Barcelona on October 19, 2016
Live Commentary: Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Barcelona, as Los Blancos came out on top in a gripping first leg at Camp Nou.
Aug 13, 20:00
Cristiano Ronaldo finally shows some modesty during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo benched for El Clasico
Cristiano Ronaldo starts on the bench as Real Madrid travel to Barcelona in the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana.
Aug 13, 19:54
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar (C) celebrates with Barcelona's defender Gerard Pique (L) and Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez after scoring during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Real Sociedad de Futbol at the Camp Nou sta
Gerard Pique: 'I knew Neymar was leaving Barcelona'
Gerard Pique admits that he knew Neymar was going to leave Barcelona at the time of the Spaniard sharing his now-infamous "he's staying" photo.
Aug 13, 13:57
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
Preview: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou.
Aug 12, 14:20
Lionel Messi of Barcelona in action during his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Jurgen Klopp: 'Neymar transfer a warning to Barcelona'
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp suggests that a big-spending rival could splash out £272m to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona.
Aug 11, 10:52
The Chelsea squad celebrate with the trophy during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Preview: Chelsea vs. Burnley
Sports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's Premier League meeting between defending champions Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge.
Aug 10, 19:59
Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Barcelona run out comfortable winners against Chapecoense
Five different players get on the scoresheet as Barcelona earn a comfortable 5-0 victory over Chapecoense at Camp Nou to lift the Joan Gamper Trophy.
Aug 7, 21:28
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
Live Commentary: Barcelona 5-0 Chapecoense - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Barcelona's 5-0 win over Chapecoense at Camp Nou, as the hosts rounded off their pre-season campaign in style.
Aug 7, 18:30
Neymar wearing Beats headphones IN A PSG SHIRT
Josep Maria Bartomeu: "No player is bigger than Barcelona"
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu vows to spend the cash earned from Neymar's sale to Paris Saint-Germain on new players.
Aug 7, 13:31
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring with Neymar during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Getafe on March 12, 2016
Neymar: 'Lionel Messi no factor in Paris Saint-Germain move'
New Paris Saint-Germain signing Neymar denies that Lionel Messi had anything to do with his world-record move from Barcelona.
Aug 4, 13:38
Neymar of Barcelona in action during his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Neymar bids emotional farewell to Barcelona
New Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar bids an emotional farewell to Barcelona following his world-record switch to the French capital.
Aug 3, 21:59
Neymar pictured in PSG gear
Paris Saint-Germain complete world-record Neymar signing
Paris Saint-Germain complete the signing of Neymar from Barcelona in a world-record deal worth almost £200m.
Aug 3, 20:47
Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic speaks at a press conference ahead of his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Ivan Rakitic bids farewell to Neymar
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic becomes the latest player to bid farewell to Neymar ahead of his world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Aug 3, 16:01
Luis Suarez celebrates getting his brace with Neymar during the game between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao on January 17, 2016
Luis Suarez pays tribute to departing Neymar
Barcelona attacker Luis Suarez joins Lionel Messi in bidding farewell to teammate Neymar ahead of his world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Aug 3, 15:09
Philippe Coutinho puts his side back in front during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Everton on April 1, 2017
Ronaldinho: 'Philippe Coutinho good enough to replace Neymar at Barcelona'
Ronaldinho believes that Philippe Coutinho is the ideal replacement for Neymar, who is expected to leave Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Aug 2, 17:43
Barcelona forward Neymar in action during his side's La Liga clash with Deportivo La Coruna at the Camp Nou on October 15, 2016
Neymar 'planned to join Manchester United last summer until deal collapsed'
Neymar was reportedly close to joining Manchester United last summer, but the transfer fell through.
Aug 2, 16:44
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) celebrates with Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior after scoring a goal on a penalty kick during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Levante UD at the Camp Nou stadium
Neymar responds to Lionel Messi's good-luck message on social media
Neymar confirms his Barcelona exit by telling teammate Lionel Messi that he will "miss" him.
Aug 2, 16:10
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior (L) and Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (R) celebrate after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Getafe at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on Apr
Lionel Messi bids farewell to Neymar
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi bids farewell to teammate Neymar ahead of the Brazilian's proposed world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Aug 2, 14:26
Neymar celebrates getting on the scoresheet during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Getafe on March 12, 2016
Neymar to finalise move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain next week?
Neymar could reportedly finalise a world-record move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain next week.
Aug 2, 10:39
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Barcelona beat Real Madrid in Florida
Barcelona make it three wins from three matches on their pre-season tour of North America after recording a 3-2 victory over Real Madrid in Saturday night's El Clasico.
Jul 30, 03:10
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 2-3 Barcelona - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of the International Champions Cup fixture between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Hard Rock Stadium in Florida.
Jul 29, 23:55
Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates scoring Stoke's opener against Everton on December 28, 2015
Darren Fletcher likens Xherdan Shaqiri to Lionel Messi
New Stoke City midfielder Darren Fletcher likens teammate Xherdan Shaqiri to Barcelona's five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi.
Jul 28, 14:52
Paulo Dybala and Wallace during the Coppa Italia final between Juventus and Lazio on May 17, 2017
Paulo Dybala: 'My future is up to Juventus'
Paulo Dybala claims that Juventus will decide whether he leaves the club in this summer's transfer window, amid speculation of interest from Barcelona.
Jul 27, 20:21
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba warms up ahead of the Europa League match against Celta Vigo on May 11, 2017
Jose Mourinho: 'Paul Pogba showed his level against Barcelona'
Paul Pogba "showed that be belongs" at the same level as Lionel Messi and Neymar during Wednesday's clash with Barcelona, claims Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.
Jul 27, 13:39
Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez celebrate a rare goal during the Champions League game between Arsenal and Barcelona on February 22, 2016
Result: Neymar nets as Barcelona beat Manchester United
Neymar scores the only goal of the match as Barcelona beat Manchester United in the International Champions Cup at the FedEx Field on Wednesday night.
Jul 27, 02:27
Alvaro Morata of Spain celebrates scoring in the Euro 2016 match against Turkey on June 17, 2016
Thibaut Courtois backs Alvaro Morata to "score a lot of goals"
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is confident that £70m summer signing Alvaro Morata will "score a lot of goals" for the club.
Jul 26, 21:46
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring the opening goal against Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo: 'I want more trophies with Real Madrid'
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo targets a repeat of 2016-17 this coming season as he goes in search of more major honours.
Jul 25, 10:37
Alvaro Morata of Spain celebrates scoring in the Euro 2016 match against Turkey on June 17, 2016
Alvaro Morata to make Chelsea debut against Bayern Munich
Antonio Conte confirms that Chelsea's latest recruit Alvaro Morata is to feature against Bayern Munich on Tuesday, but only from the bench.
Jul 24, 11:23
Alexis Sanchez, aka Alexis, celebrates scoring the second during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Sunderland on May 16, 2017
Report: Paris Saint-Germain put off by Alexis Sanchez wage demands
Paris Saint-Germain drop their interest in Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez after the Chilean reportedly asked the Ligue 1 giants for wages of £500,000 a week.
Jul 23, 21:25
Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus during the Champions League final against Real Madrid on June 3, 2017
Giorgio Chiellini: 'Neymar worth £196m release clause'
Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini pays tribute to Barcelona forward Neymar amid claims that the Brazilian will join Paris Saint-Germain in a £196m deal this summer.
Jul 23, 18:55
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring against Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo 'motivated by competition'
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo says that the fear of being surpassed as the leading player in world football allows him to continue at the top of his game.
Jul 23, 18:03
Neymar in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo 'tells Neymar to wait for Manchester United'
Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly tells unsettled Barcelona attacker Neymar to snub interest from Paris Saint-Germain in order to wait for a move to Manchester United.
Jul 23, 16:14



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17AlavesAlaves100101-10
18Las PalmasLas Palmas100101-10
19Real Betis100102-20
20Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo100103-30
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