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 3,288 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
New Barcelona deal for Luis Suarez 'imminent'
Barcelona will confirm that Luis Suarez has signed a new, six-year deal within the next few days, the club's president says.
Dec 8, 11:06
Luis Enrique looks on prior to the Champions League round-of-16 second leg between Barcelona and Arsenal on March 16, 2016
Result: Arda Turan nets hat-trick in Barcelona win
Barcelona end their Champions League Group C campaign with a comfortable 4-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach at Camp Nou.
Dec 6, 21:33
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique speaks at a press conference ahead of his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Live Commentary: Barcelona 4-0 Borussia Monchengladbach - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Champions League Group C match between Barcelona and Borussia Monchengladbach from Camp Nou.
Dec 6, 18:45
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba in action during his side's Premier League clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016
Didier Deschamps doubts Paul Pogba Ballon d'Or chances
France manager Didier Deschamps suggests that Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will struggle to win the Ballon d'Or during his career as he is not attacking enough.
Dec 6, 16:04
Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their second goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Rayo Vallecano de Madrid at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on November 8, 2014
Result: Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos heads late equaliser in El Clasico
Sergio Ramos equalises in the final minute as Real Madrid come from one goal behind to draw 1-1 with Barcelona in El Clasico on Saturday afternoon.
Dec 3, 17:11
Paul Pogba of Manchester United in action during their Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on November 6, 2016
Quinton Fortune: 'Paul Pogba can reach superstar status'
Former Manchester United midfielder Quinton Fortune says that Paul Pogba has the potential to reach superstar status in world football.
Dec 3, 10:30
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) vies with Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane during the Spanish league 'Clasico' football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on November 21, 2015.
Preview: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews the first El Clasico of the season as Barcelona host Real Madrid at Camp Nou.
Dec 2, 15:05
Antoine Griezmann celebrates in the air after scoring the opener during the Champions League quarter-final between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona on April 13, 2016
Antoine Griezmann joins Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo on shortlist for FIFA award
Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann joins Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on the three-man shortlist for FIFA's Player of the Year award.
Dec 2, 14:57
Samuel Umtiti in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Samuel Umtiti: 'Lionel Messi treats teammates like cones'
Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti says that Lionel Messi regularly 'treats his teammates like cones' during training sessions.
Nov 29, 18:25
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Lionel Messi: 'Organisation more important than individual talent'
Lionel Messi rubbishes claims that Barcelona's success in recent years is purely down to his brilliance, instead saying it is down to each player working as one.
Nov 28, 20:38
Neymar of Barcelona in action during his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Sociedad 1-1 Barcelona - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of the La Liga clash between Real Sociedad and Barcelona from the Anoeta.
Nov 27, 18:45
Lionel Messi of Barcelona in action during the Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Luis Enrique: 'Of course we miss Lionel Messi'
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique says that it is 'obvious' that his team miss Lionel Messi when the Argentine is unavailable.
Nov 27, 15:25
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino looks on during his side's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane on August 20, 2016
Mauricio Pochettino: 'Next Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo will play in England'
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino predicts that the world's best players will be lured to the Premier League in the future.
Nov 25, 20:35
 Samuel Eto'o attends the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016
Samuel Eto'o facing 10-year prison sentence?
Former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o could face more than 10 years in prison for alleged tax offences during his time at the Spanish club.
Nov 24, 16:00
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique speaks at a press conference ahead of his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique pleased to top Group C
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique hails his team following Wednesday's 2-0 win over Celtic in the Champions League, which secured top spot in Group C.
Nov 23, 22:11
Javier Mascherano for Barcelona on February 11, 2015
Javier Mascherano: 'Job done for Barcelona'
Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano says that his team will now focus on La Liga after beating Celtic to advance into the last-16 stage of the Champions League.
Nov 23, 21:55
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Result: Barcelona beat Celtic to book last-16 spot in Champions League
Barcelona book their spot in the last-16 stage of the Champions League courtesy of a 2-0 win over Celtic in Scotland on Wednesday night.
Nov 23, 21:39
Barcelona's Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez is congratulated by his teammate Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi after scoring during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February
Alexis Sanchez taking inspiration from ex-teammate Lionel Messi
Alexis Sanchez aims to mirror his more advanced attacking role at Arsenal on Barcelona legend Lionel Messi, who he linked up with during his time at Camp Nou.
Nov 23, 20:13
Tomas Rogic of Celtic controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League match between Celtic FC and Molde FK at Celtic Park on November 5, 2015
Team News: Tom Rogic back among Celtic starters for Barcelona visit
Tom Rogic is one of three players to return to Celtic's starting lineup for the visit of Barcelona at Paradise, while the visitors welcome back Lionel Messi.
Nov 23, 18:47
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers looks nervous on the bench during his side's 7-0 Champions League loss away to Barcelona at the Camp Nou on September 13, 2016
Live Commentary: Celtic 0-2 Barcelona - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Champions League Group C clash between Celtic and Barcelona.
Nov 23, 18:45
Lionel Messi of Barcelona in action during his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Jose Mourinho 'hopes' Lionel Messi stays at Barcelona
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho pours cold water on suggestions that his club could sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona.
Nov 23, 14:34
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers looks nervous on the bench during his side's 7-0 Champions League loss away to Barcelona at the Camp Nou on September 13, 2016
Brendan Rodgers urges Celtic not to show Barcelona "too much respect"
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers warns his team against showing Barcelona "too much respect" in tomorrow's Champions League clash.
Nov 22, 16:29
Carlos Tevez of Juventus celebrates as he scores their second goal from a penalty during the UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match between Juventus and Real Madrid CF at Juventus Arena on May 5, 2015
Carlos Tevez in line to become world's best-paid player?
A club in the Chinese Super League is reportedly prepared to make Carlos Tevez the best-paid player in the world.
Nov 21, 18:32
Neymar in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Video: Popstar Justin Bieber takes part in training with Barcelona's Neymar, Rafinha
Global popstar Justin Bieber joins Barcelona pair Neymar and Rafinha in training.
Nov 21, 14:36
Lionel Messi of Barcelona in action during the Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Barcelona star Lionel Messi back training ahead of Celtic trip
Lionel Messi returns to training with Barcelona ahead of Wednesday's Champions League group match against Celtic.
Nov 21, 14:24
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Report: Manchester City to bid in excess of £100m for Lionel Messi
Manchester City are reportedly drawing up plans to sign Barcelona star Lionel Messi for a world-record transfer fee in excess of £100m.
Nov 20, 17:53
Barcelona forward Neymar in action during his side's La Liga clash with Deportivo La Coruna at the Camp Nou on October 15, 2016
Result: Barcelona frustrated by nine-man Malaga
A depleted Barcelona side are held to a goalless draw by nine-man Malaga in Saturday's La Liga clash at Camp Nou.
Nov 19, 17:15
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany warms up before his side's Premier League match against Everton at the Etihad Stadium on October 15, 2016
Pep Guardiola determined to kickstart Vincent Kompany's career
Pep Guardiola says that he is working closely with Vincent Kompany to get him back to full fitness for good, as he hopes to pair him with John Stones more often.
Nov 19, 12:44
Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil celebrate a goal scored by the former.
Mesut Ozil: 'Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players of all time'
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil hails former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the greatest players of all time.
Nov 18, 20:55
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard in action during his side's Premier League clash with Everton at Stamford Bridge on November 5, 2016
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte praises form of Eden Hazard
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says that he has been impressed by the recent form of winger Eden Hazard.
Nov 18, 18:42
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Barcelona president 'convinced' Lionel Messi will end career at Camp Nou
Argentina international Lionel Messi "will end his sporting career" in Barcelona, according to the club's president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Nov 16, 22:11
Carles Puyol in action for Barcelona on March 18, 2000.
Carlos Puyol: 'Lionel Messi best player in history'
Carlos Puyol brands former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi 'the best player in the history of football'.
Nov 15, 22:28
Pep Guardiola during the Champions League match between Barcelona and Manchester City on October 19, 2016
Samir Nasri: 'Pep Guardiola bans players from having sex after midnight'
Samir Nasri reveals that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola imposes a midnight sex ban on his players in order for them to avoid muscle injuries.
Nov 15, 10:57
Lionel Messi of Barcelona in action during his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Report: Lionel Messi to let Barcelona contract run out
Barcelona star Lionel Messi could let his Camp Nou contract run out and make a decision on his future only once his deal expires, according to reports.
Nov 14, 10:57
Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring during the Euro 2016 RO16 match between France and Republic of Ireland on June 26, 2016
Antoine Griezmann names Jamie Vardy in top three players of 2016
Atletico Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann names Jamie Vardy alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as his three best players of 2016.
Nov 11, 18:12
Luis Suarez celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Espanyol on May 8, 2016
Luis Suarez: Barcelona talks "moving along nicely"
Striker Luis Suarez says that negotiations over a new deal with Barcelona are "moving along nicely".
Nov 9, 14:26
Vitolo celebrates the opener during the Europa League semi-final between Shakhtar Donetsk and Sevilla on April 28, 2016
Sevilla's Vitolo: 'Lionel Messi was the difference'
Sevilla attacker Vitolo calls Barcelona's Lionel Messi "the best player in history" following Sunday's La Liga meeting at the Estadio Ramon.
Nov 7, 10:39
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique speaks at a press conference ahead of his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Luis Enrique pleased to come through Sevilla test
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique hails his players following Sunday's 2-1 win at Sevilla, which kept the champions within touching distance of La Liga leaders Real Madrid.
Nov 7, 09:17
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Result: Lionel Messi inspired as Barcelona beat Sevilla
Lionel Messi inspires Barcelona as they come back to beat Sevilla and keep pace with Real Madrid.
Nov 6, 21:39
Lionel Messi of Barcelona in action during his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Pep Guardiola: Lionel Messi, Mikel Arteta bust-up "impossible"
Pep Guardiola insists that Lionel Messi and Mikel Arteta did not square up after Tuesday's European clash, as the Spanish coach admires the Barcelona superstar too much.
Nov 4, 21:31


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2Barcelona1484234151928
3Sevilla148332520527
4Atletico MadridAtletico1474328111725
5Athletic Bilbao147252017323
6Villarreal146531910923
7Real Sociedad147252319423
8EibarEibar146352119221
9Celta Vigo146352426-221
10Las PalmasLas Palmas145542522320
11Malaga145542321220
12Espanyol144731717019
13AlavesAlaves144551417-317
14Real Betis144371728-1115
15Leganes144281125-1414
16Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo143471824-613
17Valencia143381926-712
18Sporting GijonSporting Gijon143381528-1312
19Granada141581330-178
20Osasuna141491329-167