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 3,117 articles about Lionel Messi. Articles 1 to 40:
Diego Simeone gestures during the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Diego Simeone backs Antoine Griezmann for Ballon d'Or
Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann "should be in the final three" for the 2016 Ballon d'Or, according to his club boss Diego Simeone.
Jul 28, 21:59
Lionel Messi watches on from the bench as Barcelona take on Atletico Madrid on September 12, 2015
Joan Laporta: 'Lionel Messi being forced out of Barcelona'
Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta believes that the current Camp Nou president and board are conspiring to force star player Lionel Messi out of the club.
Jul 26, 15:03
Kevin Gameiro celebrates scoring during the Europa League final between Liverpool and Sevilla on May 18, 2016
Report: Barcelona agree Kevin Gameiro deal
Barcelona reach an agreement with Sevilla for the transfer of France forward Kevin Gameiro, according to a report from Spain.
Jul 24, 22:32
Manchester Uniteds international striker Dutch Robin Van Persie juggles with the ball after signing a contract with the Turkish Super Lig giants football club Fenerbahce at the Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul on July 14, 2015
Jorge Jesus: 'Sporting Lisbon cannot afford Robin van Persie'
Sporting Lisbon would have to "sell everything" to be able to afford Fenerbahce forward Robin van Persie, according to the Portuguese side's manager Juan Jesus.
Jul 24, 22:20
Lionel Messi reacts to Nando's goal during the Champions League quarter-final between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on April 5, 2016
Lionel Messi shows off blonde hairstyle ahead of new season
Lionel Messi becomes the latest player to dye his hair peroxide blonde during the summer months, following in the footsteps of Aaron Ramsey, Phil Jones and James Rodriguez.
Jul 24, 18:31
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the opener during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Sporting Gijon on April 23, 2016
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi to make early return to training
Lionel Messi is to return to training with Barcelona ahead of schedule, having been named as part of the 25-man squad for next week's trip to St George's Park.
Jul 24, 10:25
Cristiano Ronaldo holds up the trophy after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Super Cup final
Cristiano Ronaldo will play no part in Real Madrid's clash against Sevilla next month as he does not intend to return to training until after the Super Cup final.
Jul 23, 17:39
Paul Scholes during a photoshoot for the documentary 'The Class of '92'
Paul Scholes: 'Paul Pogba not worth £86m'
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba 'is not worth £86m', according to Manchester United legend Paul Scholes.
Jul 23, 13:50
Mauricio Pochettino applauds after the Premier League game between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur on April 18, 2016
Argentina to talk to Mauricio Pochettino, Diego Simeone over managerial post
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino and Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone are both reportedly on the shortlist to replace Gerardo Martino as Argentina coach.
Jul 22, 14:31
Cristiano Ronaldo looks downbeat during the Champions League quarter-final between Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016
Jose Mourinho snubs Cristiano Ronaldo when naming best three players ever
Former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho names Lionel Messi, Pele and Diego Maradona as the three greatest players of all time, excluding compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo.
Jul 19, 22:02
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the opener during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Sporting Gijon on April 23, 2016
Xavi: 'There will never be another Lionel Messi'
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi insists that the likes of Neymar and Eden Hazard will never be able to emulate the achievements of Lionel Messi.
Jul 18, 22:44
Barcelona's Lionel Messi stands next to Real Madrid duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Toni Kroos during the 'El Clasico' La Liga match on October 25, 2014
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo head shortlist for Best Player in Europe award
Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo head the nominations for the Best Player in Europe award.
Jul 18, 20:24
Eden Hazard warms up at White Hart Lane prior to the game between Spurs and Chelsea on November 29, 2015
Antonio Conte: 'Eden Hazard can become as good as Lionel Messi'
Antonio Conte claims that Eden Hazard can become the best player in world football at Chelsea if he digs deep and works hard on and off the field.
Jul 17, 14:10
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the opener during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Sporting Gijon on April 23, 2016
Lionel Messi close to signing new deal with Barcelona?
A report claims that Lionel Messi is expected to prolong his stay at Barcelona by another few years to fend off interest from other heavyweight clubs.
Jul 17, 13:43
Luciano Vietto is tackled by Ever Banega during the La Liga match between Atletico Madrid and Sevilla on January 24, 2016
Robert Fernandez: 'Barcelona will sign a forward'
Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez confirms that his club will sign a new striker in this summer's transfer window.
Jul 15, 16:54
Mario 'very excitable' Gotze poses for his Bayern Munich team photo on July 16, 2015
Gunter Netzer: 'Mario Gotze struggling at Bayern Munich'
Former Germany international Gunter Netzer claims that Bayern Munich attacker Mario Gotze "has to prove himself all over again" after struggling at the Allianz Arena.
Jul 13, 17:36
A general view of Vicarage Road Stadium under going Renovations to the East Stand prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Watford and Sheffield Wednesday at Vicarage Road on December 14, 2013
Watford send Adalberto Penaranda on loan to Udinese
Watford announce that they have sent Adalberto Penaranda on loan to Udinese in order to help the teenager's development.
Jul 11, 20:06
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during the friendly against Estonia on June 8, 2016
Fernando Santos: 'Cristiano Ronaldo will not retire from international football'
Portugal manager Fernando Santos claims that star player Cristiano Ronaldo could still have another decade left in him on the international stage.
Jul 9, 20:55
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the opener during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Sporting Gijon on April 23, 2016
Barcelona launch social media campaign to support Lionel Messi over tax fraud
Barcelona launch a social media campaign to gain support for Lionel Messi after the forward was issued with a 21-month jail sentence for tax fraud.
Jul 9, 17:58
Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring during the Euro 2016 RO16 match between France and Republic of Ireland on June 26, 2016
Preview: Portugal vs. France
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Sunday's Euro 2016 final between Portugal and host nation France at the Stade de France.
Jul 9, 10:55
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the opener during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Sporting Gijon on April 23, 2016
Spanish football chief fears losing Lionel Messi to another country
Spanish football chief Javier Tebas urges Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona after his tax fraud charge, but concedes that the ex-Argentina international could move on.
Jul 8, 22:03
Yannick Carrasco of Atletico de Madrid celebrates scoring their second goal during the La Liga amtch between Club Atletico de Madrid and Valencia CF at Vicente Calderon Stadium on October 25, 2015
Report: Barcelona consider Yannick Ferreira Carrasco move
A report claims that Barcelona are interested in signing Atletico Madrid forward Yannick Ferreira Carrasco this summer.
Jul 7, 22:00
Lionel Messi scores during the La Liga game between Rayo Vallecano and Barcelona on March 3, 2016
Barcelona pledge support to Lionel Messi
Barcelona release a statement pledging their support to Lionel Messi and his father following their 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud.
Jul 6, 14:11
Lionel Messi watches on from the bench as Barcelona take on Atletico Madrid on September 12, 2015
Lionel Messi sentenced to 21 months in prison, but unlikely to go to jail
Barcelona star Lionel Messi is reportedly sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud, but under Spanish law will not spend time behind bars.
Jul 6, 11:48
Barcelona head coach Gerardo Martino on the touchline during the Champions League group match against Celtic on October 1, 2013
Gerardo Martino resigns as Argentina boss
Gerardo Martino stands down from his position as head coach of the Argentina national team.
Jul 5, 19:14
Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola watch proceedings during the German Cup DFB Pokal second round football match between VfL Wolfsburg vs FCB Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, on October 27, 2015.
Pep Guardiola vows to bring 'enjoyment' to Manchester City
Incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola vows to bring 'enjoyment' to the Etihad Stadium as he addresses the media for the first time.
Jul 3, 15:31
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the opener during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Sporting Gijon on April 23, 2016
Barcelona 'readying new deals for Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta'
Barcelona will reportedly begin talks with Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta over new contracts, with both players into the final two years of their current deals.
Jul 2, 21:25
Argentina's coach Diego Maradona hugs Argentina's striker Lionel Messi after the 2010 World Cup quarter final Argentina vs Germany on July 3, 2010
Diego Maradona urges Lionel Messi to reconsider international retirement
Argentina legend Diego Maradona urges five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi to reverse his decision to retire from international football.
Jun 28, 14:41
Sergio Romero of Manchester United gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park on August 14, 2015 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Sergio Romero expects Lionel Messi to reverse Argentina retirement
Sergio Romero expects Lionel Messi to reverse his decision to retire from international football with Argentina.
Jun 27, 11:23
Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero embrace during an Argentina training session on September 06, 2013.
Argentina's Sergio Aguero could join Lionel Messi in retiring from international football
Sergio Aguero admits that he is considering his international future after Lionel Messi announced his retirement from the Argentina national team.
Jun 27, 10:47
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 retires from international football after Argentina's Copa America loss
Lionel Messi retires from international football after Argentina lose the Copa America final to Chile on penalties.
Jun 27, 09:21
Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during the Group F football match between Argentina and Iran at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on June 21, 2014
Gerardo Martino: 'Lionel Messi has found Barcelona form for Argentina'
Gerardo Martino claims that Lionel Messi has 'found a very similar level of form' for Argentina as enjoyed at Barcelona, following an impressive run at the Copa America.
Jun 26, 11:20
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring for Argentina against Uruguay on October 12, 2012.
Lionel Messi breaks Argentina goalscoring record
Lionel Messi breaks Gabriel Batistuta's all-time goalscoring record for Argentina by netting his 55th Albiceleste goal in a Copa America win over the United States.
Jun 22, 15:12
Neymar celebrates getting on the scoresheet during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Getafe on March 12, 2016
Guillem Balague: 'Neymar considering Paris Saint-Germain move'
Respected Spanish journalist Guillem Balague claims that Barcelona forward Neymar is considering joining Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Jun 19, 15:40
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring for Argentina against Uruguay on October 12, 2012.
Lionel Messi equals Argentina all-time goalscoring record
Lionel Messi scores a record-equalling 54th international goal to help Argentina beat Venezuela 4-1 in the Copa America Centenario quarter-finals.
Jun 19, 13:09
God-fearing Neymar celebrates the eighth during the La Liga game between Deportivo La Coruna and Barcelona on April 20, 2016
Agent: 'Three big clubs in for Neymar'
Neymar's agent Wagner Ribeiro claims that there are three clubs willing to activate the Barcelona forward's release clause of £157m.
Jun 17, 13:44
Luciano Vietto is tackled by Ever Banega during the La Liga match between Atletico Madrid and Sevilla on January 24, 2016
Agent: 'Barcelona among Luciano Vietto suitors'
Barcelona are interested in signing Atletico Madrid striker Luciano Vietto in this summer's transfer window, according to the Argentine's agent.
Jun 15, 18:09
Iceland's Kari Arnason at a press conference on June 16, 2016
Iceland's Kari Arnason slams "sore loser" Cristiano Ronaldo following outburst
Iceland defender Kari Arnason says that Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is "not a gracious human being" following his critical post-match comments.
Jun 15, 14:06
Lionel Messi during an Argentina training session on March 22, 2016
Lionel Messi: 'Whole team deserve credit for Argentina win'
Argentina forward Lionel Messi reveals his delight after netting a hat-trick in his country's 5-0 win over Panama at the Copa America.
Jun 11, 15:40
England captain Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring his 52nd goal for his country during the 2-1 win over Australia at the Stadium of Light on May 27, 2016
Andy Cole hails "fantastic" Wayne Rooney
Former Manchester United and England striker Andy Cole hails the way Wayne Rooney deals with the pressure on his shoulders at major international tournaments.
Jun 10, 15:42

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