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Lionel Messi

Born: June 24, 1987 (age 31)

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

Hometown: Rosario, Argentina
Nationality: Argentina Argentine

Position: Forward
Team: Barcelona (no. 10)
Lionel Messi
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Career History
Youth2000-2003Barcelona
Senior2004-Barcelona
International2005-Argentina
Sports Mole has 4,115 articles about Lionel Messi. Articles 1 to 40:
Gerard Pique celebrates his equaliser during the Supercopa de Espana between Sevilla and Barcelona on August 12, 2018
Josep Maria Bartomeu eyes "historic year" at Barcelona
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says that the Catalan giants are "entering a new season with lots of excitement and positivity".
Aug 16, 14:12
England manager Gareth Southgate on June 2, 2018
England climb up to sixth place in latest FIFA rankings
England climb up to sixth in the latest FIFA world rankings following their charge to the World Cup semi-finals, with Germany dropping 14 places.
Aug 16, 12:32
Luis Suarez warms up ahead of the Supercopa de Espana between Sevilla and Barcelona on August 12, 2018
Ernesto Valverde calls for patience over Luis Suarez
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde defends the recent performances of Luis Suarez and backs the striker to 'gradually get up to speed'.
Aug 16, 12:18
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Barcelona ace Malcom lost for words after making home debut
New Barcelona attacker Malcom says that playing alongside Lionel Messi and scoring for the Catalan club makes him "very happy".
Aug 16, 11:44
Ernesto Valverde in charge of Barcelona on May 6, 2018
Result: Home debutant Malcom nets as Barcelona overcome Boca Juniors
Lionel Messi, Rafinha and new boy Malcom are all on target as Barcelona cruise to a 3-0 win over Boca Juniors to lift the Joan Gamper Trophy.
Aug 15, 19:19
Gerard Pique celebrates his equaliser during the Supercopa de Espana between Sevilla and Barcelona on August 12, 2018
Result: Ousmane Dembele stunner sees Barcelona triumph
Ousmane Dembele scores a spectacular winner as Barcelona claim the 2018 Spanish Super Cup with a 2-1 victory over Sevilla in Morocco.
Aug 12, 22:59
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga clash with Real Madrid on May 6, 2018
Team News: Lionel Messi captains Barcelona in Spanish Super Cup
Lionel Messi starts for Barcelona for the first time since being named as the club's new captain in their Spanish Super Cup clash with Sevilla.
Aug 12, 19:56
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga clash with Real Madrid on May 6, 2018
Lionel Messi named new Barcelona captain
Five-time Ballon d'Or winner and all-time club-record goalscorer Lionel Messi is named as the new Barcelona captain following Andres Iniesta's departure.
Aug 10, 13:13
Arturo Vidal in action for Bayern Munich on December 2, 2017
Arturo Vidal opens up on "dream" move to Barcelona
Arturo Vidal finalises his move from Bayern Munich to Barcelona and says that he has always dreamed of representing the Catalan giants.
Aug 6, 14:07
Cristiano Ronaldo arrives for his Juventus medical on July 16, 2018
Massimiliano Allegri: 'Real Madrid will be fine without Cristiano Ronaldo'
Massimiliano Allegri says that he expects Real Madrid to remain a force, even after losing star man Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus in a £100m deal.
Aug 5, 19:48
Paco Alcacer in action for Barcelona on December 5, 2017
Watford looking to loan Barcelona forward Paco Alcacer?
Watford are reportedly looking to secure a two-year loan deal for Barcelona forward Paco Alcacer.
Aug 2, 12:46
Malcom in action for Bordeaux on January 24, 2017
Malcom: Representing Barcelona "a dream"
New Barcelona signing Malcom hopes to follow in the steps of fellow Brazilians Neymar and Ronaldinho by making a lasting impression at Camp Nou.
Jul 27, 18:02
Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois denies Benjamin Pavard during the World Cup semi-final against France on July 10, 2018
Benjamin Pavard strike named World Cup goal of the tournament
France full-back Benjamin Pavard wins the official World Cup Goal of the Tournament award for his memorable volley in the last 16 against Argentina.
Jul 25, 17:16
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga clash with Real Madrid on May 6, 2018
Inter Milan 'line up Lionel Messi move next summer'
Inter Milan are reportedly planning an audacious move for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi next summer in a bid to reignite his rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Jul 24, 09:56
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga clash with Real Madrid on May 6, 2018
Lionel Messi absent from Barcelona International Champions Cup campaign
Argentina forward Lionel Messi is not in Barcelona's squad for their pre-season tour of the United States as he recovers from playing in the 2018 World Cup.
Jul 23, 21:22
Clement Lenglet in action for Sevilla on November 1, 2017
Clement Lenglet happy not to face new Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi
Clement Lenglet is excited to get going at Barcelona this coming season after completing a £32m switch from La Liga rivals Sevilla.
Jul 22, 18:34
Hugo Sanchez playing for Real Madrid
Top 10 Real Madrid players of all time - #10
Sports Mole's countdown of the top 10 Real Madrid players of all time begins with number 10 - Hugo Sanchez.
Jul 17, 16:22
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the 2018 Champions League final against Liverpool in Kiev
Jose Mourinho: Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus "the complete transfer"
Jose Mourinho praises Juventus for signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid and claims that Serie A will now be considered a force once again.
Jul 17, 16:09
Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli on May 30, 2018
Jorge Sampaoli leaves Argentina post
The Argentine Football Association reveals that Jorge Sampaoli has left his position as head coach of Argentina.
Jul 15, 21:21
Peru's Pedro Gallese looks dejected as France's Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring their first goal on June 21, 2018
Rio Ferdinand 'hopes Manchester United are chasing Kylian Mbappe'
Former Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand 'hopes' that the Red Devils "are chasing" Kylian Mbappe, with the teenager inspiring France to glory at the 2018 World Cup.
Jul 15, 19:36
Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring his side's fourth during the World Cup final between France and Croatia on July 15, 2018
Gary Neville: 'France deserved to win 2018 World Cup'
Former England defender Gary Neville insists that France deserved to prevail at the 2018 World Cup.
Jul 15, 19:12
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric in action during his side's international friendly with Brazil at Wembley on June 3, 2018
Luka Modric 'not concerned' about winning Ballon d'Or
Luka Modric puts team honours above individual accolades ahead of Croatia's World Cup final showdown with France in Moscow.
Jul 14, 22:25
Kylian Mbappe scores the opener during the World Cup group game between France and Peru on June 21, 2018
Didier Drogba: 'Kylian Mbappe can win Ballon d'Or'
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba backs Paris Saint-Germain winger Kylian Mbappe to break Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's duopoly of the Ballon d'Or.
Jul 13, 21:26
Argentina's Lionel Messi during the match against Croatia on June 21, 2018
Lionel Messi 'told Jorge Sampaoli to drop two players during World Cup'
Argentina captain Lionel Messi reportedly told manager Jorge Sampaoli to drop Federico Fazio and Giovani Lo Celso during the team's disappointing World Cup campaign.
Jul 13, 19:31
France defender Samuel Umtiti celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal of his side's World Cup semi-final with Belgium on July 10, 2018
Preview: World Cup final: France vs. Croatia - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full match preview of the 2018 World Cup final between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Jul 13, 15:46
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after helping his side to victory in the 2018 Champions League final in Kiev
Ryan Giggs: 'Cristiano Ronaldo move motivated by Lionel Messi'
Ryan Giggs believes that Cristiano Ronaldo's latest career move may have been motivated by an "obsession" to prove himself as a better player than Lionel Messi.
Jul 11, 14:45
France's Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring their first goal against USA on June 9, 2018
Kylian Mbappe to enter the race for 2018 Ballon d'Or?
Kylian Mbappe to enter the race for the 2018 Ballon d'Or?
Jul 10, 12:13
Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic on November 9, 2017
Zlatko Dalic: 'We can stop Harry Kane'
Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic insists that his team can stop England captain Harry Kane in Wednesday night's 2018 World Cup semi-final.
Jul 8, 21:59
Barcelona's Paulinho celebrates scoring during a La Liga clash with Deportivo La Coruna in December 2017
Paulinho rejoins Guangzhou Evergrande from Barcelona
Barcelona midfielder Paulinho rejoins Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande on a season-long loan deal.
Jul 8, 18:21
Kevin De Bruyne celebrates scoring the second during the World Cup quarter-final game between Brazil and Belgium on July 6, 2018
Preview: France vs. Belgium - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted XIs, team news and a full match preview for the World Cup semi-final clash between France and Belgium.
Jul 8, 11:40
Eden Hazard in action for Belgium on June 2, 2018
Lucas Hernandez: 'France can cope with Eden Hazard'
France defender Lucas Hernandez insists that his team can deal with the threat of Belgium's Eden Hazard in their 2018 World Cup semi-final.
Jul 7, 21:35
Eden Hazard in action for Belgium on June 2, 2018
Eden Hazard: 'It is my time to shine'
Belgium attacker Eden Hazard says that it is his "time to shine" at the 2018 World Cup.
Jul 1, 18:49
Peru's Pedro Gallese looks dejected as France's Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring their first goal on June 21, 2018
Gary Neville hails "amazing" Kylian Mbappe
Former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville hails Kylian Mbappe for his "amazing" performance in France's 4-3 win over Argentina.
Jul 1, 17:24
England's Harry Kane scores their second goal from the penalty spot in the match against Panama on June 24, 2018
Jamie Redknapp: 'Harry Kane like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo'
Jamie Redknapp says that England striker Harry Kane is the country's talisman, similar to the roles played by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for their nations.
Jul 1, 13:14
Argentina's Lionel Messi during the match against Croatia on June 21, 2018
Jorge Sampaoli: 'I tried everything for Lionel Messi'
Jorge Sampaoli defends his decision to chop and change his side throughout the World Cup following Argentina's exit at the last-16 stage.
Jun 30, 20:07
France manager Didier Deschamps on March 19, 2018
Didier Deschamps: 'France answered the call in World Cup last 16'
Didier Deschamps claims that his France side "answered the call" in Saturday's thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina in the last 16 of the World Cup.
Jun 30, 18:26
Nabil Fekir and Kylian Mbappe of France celebrate after scoring the opening goal of their international friendly with USA in June 2018
Result: France hit four past Argentina to reach World Cup quarter-finals
France reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a captivating 4-3 victory over 2014 runners-up Argentina in Saturday's clash in Kazan.
Jun 30, 16:56
Argentina's Lionel Messi during the match against Croatia on June 21, 2018
Live Commentary: France 4-3 Argentina - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as France edge a seven-goal thriller with Argentina to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
Jun 30, 14:00
Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli on May 30, 2018
Team News: Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain out as Argentina face France in World Cup last 16
Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain miss out on a place in the Argentina starting XI ahead of their World Cup last-16 tie against France in Kazan.
Jun 30, 13:55
Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli on May 30, 2018
Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli hits back at critics
Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli hits back at claims that Lionel Messi has more power over the team than he does.
Jun 29, 20:13

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