Lionel Messi

Born: June 24, 1987 (age 29)

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 3,434 articles about Lionel Messi. Articles 1 to 40:
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Result: Barcelona thump Osasuna to move three points clear at top of La Liga
Barcelona move three points clear at the top of La Liga courtesy of a 7-1 win over basement side Osasuna at Camp Nou on Wednesday night.
Apr 26, 20:19
James Rodriguez of Real Madrid celebrates scoring their second goal against Athletic Bilbao on February 13, 2016
James Rodriguez's wife: 'He wants to stay at Real Madrid'
James Rodriguez's wife Daniela Ospina reveals that her husband wants to stay at Real Madrid, despite reports linking him to Manchester United.
Apr 26, 18:10
Gerard Pique in action for Barcelona on October 19, 2016
Live Commentary: Barcelona 7-1 Osasuna - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Barcelona and Osasuna from Camp Nou.
Apr 26, 17:30
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's Stadium on October 30, 2016
Eden Hazard: 'I need to be more selfish'
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard admits that he needs to score more goals if he is to be considered alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Apr 25, 13:28
Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Lionel Messi pleased to take "important step"
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi says that his team 'took an important step' in their challenge for La Liga with victory at Real Madrid on Sunday night.
Apr 24, 18:03
Barcelona's Brazilian Ronaldinho celebrtes his goal against Zaragoza during their Spanish league football match at Romareda Stadium in Zaragoza on February 16, 2008
Ronaldinho "very happy" for Lionel Messi
Brazil legend Ronaldinho 'congratulates' former teammate Lionel Messi after the Argentine scored his 500th Barcelona goal.
Apr 24, 17:50
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Zinedine Zidane has no Gareth Bale regrets
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists that he 'does not regret' selecting Gareth Bale from the start in Sunday night's El Clasico.
Apr 24, 17:23
Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo, Real Madrid's midfielder Isco, Real Madrid's Columbian midfielder James and Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos celebrates scoring during the Audi Cup football match Real Madrid vs Tottenham Hotspur in Munich, sou
Real Madrid's Marcelo accepts blame for El Clasico defeat
Real Madrid defender Marcelo 'fully accepts the blame' for Barcelona's winning goal in Sunday night's El Clasico.
Apr 24, 17:10
Eden Hazard in action during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Arsenal on February 4, 2017
Antonio Conte: 'Eden Hazard must continue to put team first'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insists that the team is the most important thing rather than the individual talents of Eden Hazard.
Apr 24, 15:31
Andres Iniesta of Barcelona and Spain happily poses for photographs at the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016
Andres Iniesta: 'Lionel Messi is a blessing'
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta pays tribute to Lionel Messi after the Argentine decided El Clasico away to Real Madrid on Sunday night.
Apr 24, 11:18
Spain's Emilio Butragueno celebrates one of his four World Cup goals against Denmark on June 18, 1986.
Emilio Butragueno blasts Sergio Ramos red card in El Clasico
Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno says that club captain Sergio Ramos did not deserve to be sent off during Sunday night's El Clasico.
Apr 24, 10:51
Gerard Pique in action for Barcelona on October 19, 2016
Gerard Pique: 'Sergio Ramos deserved red card'
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos deserved to be sent off in the latter stages of El Clasico at the Bernabeu, insists Barcelona's Gerard Pique.
Apr 24, 10:36
Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Luis Enrique: 'Lionel Messi is always decisive'
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique pays tribute to Lionel Messi following the Argentine's two-goal showing against Real Madrid on Sunday night.
Apr 24, 10:22
Sergio Ramos gets involved with the shirtless action after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Sergio Ramos: "Red card was excessive"
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos insists that he should not have been sent off during Sunday night's El Clasico at the Bernabeu.
Apr 24, 10:08
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique speaks to the media on December 5, 2016
Luis Enrique celebrates El Clasico success
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique hails his team for overcoming "tiredness" to record a last-gasp 3-2 victory away to Real Madrid on Sunday night.
Apr 24, 09:40
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Zinedine Zidane: 'We lost our heads'
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane admits that his team were naive in the latter stages of Sunday's 3-2 defeat at home to Barcelona in La Liga.
Apr 24, 09:26
Gareth Bale slaps Daniel Carvajal in the face during the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Dani Carvajal: 'Red card decided El Clasico'
Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal says that Sergio Ramos's red card during Sunday's El Clasico with Barcelona at the Bernabeu "decided the match".
Apr 24, 09:13
Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Barcelona battle back at Bernabeu to take top spot from Real Madrid
Barcelona come out on top 3-2 against Real Madrid in an El Clasico thriller at Estadio Bernabeu to move to the top of La Liga.
Apr 23, 21:41
Gareth Bale thinks he's scored during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 2, 2016
Team News: Gareth Bale returns to Real Madrid lineup for El Clasico showdown
Gareth Bale returns to the Real Madrid starting XI for their El Clasico showdown with Barcelona.
Apr 23, 18:51
Lionel Messi 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 text coverage of Barcelona's 3-2 win over Real Madrid, as a 500th goal for the club from Lionel Messi sent his side top.
Apr 23, 18:15
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen in action during the Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on February 11, 2017
Report: Barcelona want Christian Eriksen
A report claims that Barcelona want to bring Tottenham Hotspur attacker Christian Eriksen to Camp Nou this summer.
Apr 23, 09:55
Sexy Luis Suarez in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Result: Juventus through to Champions League semi-finals
Juventus book their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League after drawing 0-0 at Barcelona in the second leg of their last-eight clash.
Apr 19, 21:37
Gerard Pique in action for Barcelona on October 19, 2016
Preview: Barcelona vs. Juventus
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Barcelona and Juventus from Camp Nou.
Apr 18, 18:37
Paulo Dybala celebrates scoring during the Champions League game between Juventus and Bayern Munich on February 22, 2016
Why Barcelona can't repeat Camp Nou miracle against Juventus
Barcelona may have overcome a four-goal deficit to beat Paris Saint-Germain last month, but lightning will not strike twice in their Champions League clash with Juventus.
Apr 18, 16:56
Barcelona trio Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar in training
Giorgio Chiellini wary of Barcelona's attacking threat
Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini warns his teammates of the dangers facing them in Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Barcelona.
Apr 17, 14:40
Luis Suarez in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Live Commentary: Barcelona 3-2 Real Sociedad - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Barcelona and Real Sociedad from Camp Nou.
Apr 15, 18:45
Gerard Pique in action for Barcelona on October 19, 2016
Barcelona hold 'crisis talks' after Juventus loss
A report claims that Barcelona held 'crisis talks' after suffering a 3-0 defeat at Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Apr 13, 13:14
Paulo Dybala celebrates scoring during the Champions League game between Juventus and Bayern Munich on February 22, 2016
Result: Paulo Dybala hits brace in Juventus win
Juventus record a 3-0 win over Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final in Turin on Tuesday night.
Apr 11, 21:38
Barcelona's Dani Alves celebrates after scoring his team's third goal against Levante on August 18, 2013
Team News: Juventus star Dani Alves starts against former club Barcelona
Juventus star Dani Alves faces his former club Barcelona in the Champions League.
Apr 11, 18:53
Lionel Messi of Argentina (R) looks dejected after a goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014
Lionel Messi: 'Olympic gold medal with Argentina bigger than Barcelona titles'
Lionel Messi refutes accusations of not giving his all for Argentina and claims that his Olympic gold medal for the nation is his most prized accolade.
Apr 6, 21:52
Neymar of Barcelona in action during his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Jorge Sampaoli pays tribute to Neymar
Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli lavishes praise on Barcelona forward Neymar following Wednesday night's La Liga clash at Camp Nou.
Apr 6, 14:50
Luis Suarez in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Result: Barcelona beat Sevilla to top La Liga
Barcelona return to the top of La Liga ahead of Real Madrid courtesy of a 3-0 win over 10-man Sevilla at Camp Nou.
Apr 5, 20:24
Lionel Messi celebrates with Neymar, Luis Suarez and Gerard 'ereccion' Pique during the La Liga game between Rayo Vallecano and Barcelona on March 3, 2016
Team News: Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique back for Barcelona
Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique return to the starting XI as Barcelona welcome fourth-placed Sevilla to Camp Nou.
Apr 5, 17:34
Gerard Pique in action for Barcelona on October 19, 2016
Live Commentary: Barcelona 3-0 Sevilla - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Barcelona and Sevilla from Camp Nou.
Apr 5, 17:28
Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi to sign new deal next month?
Lionel Messi is finalising talks with Barcelona over a new long-term deal that will keep him place at Camp Nou until 2022, according to a report.
Apr 4, 21:10
Eden Hazard in action for Chelsea on December 3, 2016
Chelsea star Eden Hazard: "I can treat the ball like a woman"
Chelsea star Eden Hazard says that he treats the ball "like a woman" when he is on the pitch.
Apr 4, 11:28
Neymar of Barcelona in action during his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Result: Barcelona close gap on Real Madrid with win at Granada
Barcelona return to within two points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid courtesy of a 4-1 win at 10-man Granada on Sunday night.
Apr 2, 21:42
Argentina's forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal against Paraguay during a Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup South American qualifier football match at Defensores del Chaco stadium in Asuncion, Paraguay, on September 10, 2013
Argentine FA president Claudio Tapia: 'Lionel Messi ban not fair'
Claudio Tapia, the new president of the Argentine Football Association, believes that Lionel Messi's four-match international ban "does not abide by the rules".
Mar 30, 20:49
Argentina's forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal against Paraguay during a Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup South American qualifier football match at Defensores del Chaco stadium in Asuncion, Paraguay, on September 10, 2013
Lionel Messi denies insulting assistant referee while on Argentina duty
Argentina captain Lionel Messi refutes claims that he verbally abused an assistant referee during his country's 1-0 win over Chile last week.
Mar 30, 19:28
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho watches on during his side's EFL Cup final with Southampton at Wembley on February 26, 2017
Manchester United's Jose Mourinho describes prospect of signing Neymar as "absurd"
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho describes the prospect of signing Barcelona star Neymar as "absurd".
Mar 30, 10:43



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
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2Real Madrid33246390385278
3Atletico MadridAtletico34208660253568
4Sevilla34208660402068
5Villarreal34179849272260
6Athletic Bilbao341851148381059
7Real Sociedad34184125247558
8EibarEibar34149115245751
9Espanyol341311104544150
10AlavesAlaves341112113240-845
11Celta Vigo33135154954-544
12Valencia34117164959-1040
13Las PalmasLas Palmas34109155261-939
14Malaga34109154049-939
15Real Betis34107173753-1637
16Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo34710173757-2031
17Leganes3479183051-2130
18Sporting GijonSporting Gijon3459203767-3024
19Granada3448222772-4520
20Osasuna3439223582-4718