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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 4,187 articles about Lionel Messi. Articles 1 to 40:
Paulo Dybala in action for Juventus on September 26, 2018
How Argentina could line up against Brazil
Sports Mole looks at how Argentina could line up against Brazil for their derby in Saudi Arabia, without the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain.
Oct 15, 12:22
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona on September 29, 2018
Barcelona plan new deal for Lionel Messi?
Barcelona are reportedly already planning a new contract for forward Lionel Messi, despite the Argentine still having just under three years remaining on his deal.
Oct 13, 10:02
Chelsea's Eden Hazard arrives for their game with Huddersfield Town on August 11, 2018
Real Madrid squad 'welcome Eden Hazard comments'
Real Madrid's first-team squad are reportedly desperate for Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard to join the club.
Oct 12, 19:07
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets with Lionel Messi after his side's Spanish Super Cup win in August 2018
Sergio Busquets: 'We were the better team'
Sergio Busquets insists that Barcelona "were the better team" in Sunday's La Liga clash with Valencia, which finished 1-1.
Oct 8, 10:03
Ernesto Valverde in charge of Barcelona on May 6, 2018
Result: Barcelona held to draw by Valencia
Barcelona fail to move back to the top of La Liga after being held to a 1-1 draw by Valencia in Sunday's fixture at the Mestalla.
Oct 7, 21:39
Ernesto Valverde watches on during the Champions League group game between Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven on September 18, 2018
Live Commentary: Valencia 1-1 Barcelona - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as Valencia deny Barcelona the chance to return to the top of La Liga by registering a 1-1 draw in Sunday's fixture.
Oct 7, 18:45
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Tottenham Hotspur on October 3, 2018
Preview: Valencia vs. Barcelona - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole looks ahead to Sunday's La Liga clash between Valencia and champions Barcelona, including team news, predicted XIs and a full match preview.
Oct 6, 12:38
Luis Suarez in action for Barcelona on September 29, 2018
How Barcelona could line up against Valencia
Sports Mole looks at how Barcelona could line up against Valencia as the Spanish champions look to end a three-match winless streak in La Liga.
Oct 5, 17:41
Generic view inside Wembley on August 5, 2018
Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Cardiff City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of the Premier League meeting between Tottenham Hotspur and Cardiff City.
Oct 4, 14:07
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Tottenham Hotspur on October 3, 2018
Champions League Team of the Week - Lionel Messi, Neymar, Paulo Dybala
Sports Mole selects its Champions League team of the week for matchday two, including three hat-trick heroes and two-goal Lionel Messi.
Oct 4, 11:27
Arthur Melo is unveiled as a Barcelona player on July 12, 2018
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde praises Arthur display versus Tottenham Hotspur
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde praises the display of Arthur in the club's 4-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League.
Oct 3, 23:48
Mauricio Pochettino watches on during the Champions League group game between Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur on September 18, 2018
Mauricio Pochettino proud of Tottenham Hotspur's effort against Barcelona
Manager Mauricio Pochettino says that he has been "proud" of his Tottenham Hotspur side, despite a 4-2 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League.
Oct 3, 23:12
Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho celebrates with Lionel Messi after scoring the opening goal in his side's Champions League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on October 3, 2018
Result: Barcelona hold off Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium
Barcelona beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 at Wembley Stadium to make it two wins from two in the Champions League.
Oct 3, 21:55
Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho celebrates with Lionel Messi after scoring the opening goal in his side's Champions League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on October 3, 2018
Live Commentary: Tottenham Hotspur 2-4 Barcelona - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Tottenham Hotspur's 4-2 defeat to Barcelona, as Lionel Messi's double helped seal the three points for Barca.
Oct 3, 18:59
Mohamed Salah in action during Liverpool's Premier League clash with Chelsea on September 29, 2018
Georginio Wijnaldum: 'Mohamed Salah needs to score more hat-tricks'
Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum jokes that Mohamed Salah needs to score more hat-tricks before he is held in the same esteem as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Oct 2, 23:59
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane in action during the Premier League clash with Newcastle United at Wembley on May 13, 2018
Spurs forward Harry Kane: 'I want to beat records of Barcelona's Lionel Messi'
Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane says that he is 'motivated' to beat the goalscoring records of Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi.
Oct 2, 14:31
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates with teammates after scoring during his side's La Liga match against Girona on September 23, 2018
How Barcelona could line up against Tottenham Hotspur
Sports Mole looks at how Barcelona could line up when they face Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Oct 1, 21:21
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates with teammates after scoring during his side's La Liga match against Girona on September 23, 2018
Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Barcelona - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of the Champions League clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona.
Oct 1, 17:12
Lionel Messi celebrates the opener during the Champions League group game between Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven on September 18, 2018
Lionel Messi concerned by Barcelona's defensive record
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi admits that his side must improve defensively ahead of their Champions League clash with Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.
Oct 1, 09:24
Ernesto Valverde watches on during the Champions League group game between Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven on September 18, 2018
Ernesto Valverde: 'I was right to rest Lionel Messi'
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde backs his decision to rest Lionel Messi on Saturday, despite the Catalan club drawing 1-1 with Athletic Bilbao.
Sep 30, 09:07
Athletic Bilbao celebrate opening the scoring against Barcelona on September 29, 2018
Result: Barcelona rescue draw at home to Athletic Bilbao
Barcelona need an 84th-minute equaliser to rescue a 1-1 draw at home to Athletic Bilbao as the champions' poor form continues at the Camp Nou/
Sep 29, 17:10
Athletic Bilbao celebrate opening the scoring against Barcelona on September 29, 2018
Live Commentary: Barcelona 1-1 Athletic Bilbao - as it happened
Relive the 1-1 draw between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao as the hosts need an 84th-minute equaliser to salvage a point at the Camp Nou.
Sep 29, 14:15
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the 2018 Champions League final against Liverpool in Kiev
Cristiano Ronaldo: 'My goal was better than Mohamed Salah's'
Former Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo insists that his "amazing goal" against Juventus last season should have earned him the FIFA Puskas Award.
Sep 29, 12:43
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates with teammates after scoring during his side's La Liga match against Girona on September 23, 2018
Preview: Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's La Liga clash between out-of-form champions Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao, including team news, predictions and a full match preview.
Sep 28, 12:36
Eden Hazard celebrates getting his side's first during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Cardiff City on September 15, 2018
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard happy with recent praise for performances
Winger Eden Hazard acknowledges that it "feels good" to be praised for his recent performances for Chelsea and Belgium.
Sep 28, 00:01
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets with Lionel Messi after his side's Spanish Super Cup win in August 2018
Sergio Busquets extends Barcelona contract until 2023
Barcelona confirm that Sergio Busquets has penned a new long-term deal at Camp Nou which includes a buyout clause of £445m.
Sep 27, 18:34
Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui gives orders on September 19, 2018
Preview: Sevilla vs. Real Madrid - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides team news, lineups and a full match preview of Real Madrid's trip to face Sevilla, where they have lost each of their last three La Liga games.
Sep 25, 15:42
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates with teammates after scoring during his side's La Liga match against Girona on September 23, 2018
Preview: Leganes vs. Barcelona - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole looks ahead to Wednesday's La Liga clash between Leganes and Barcelona, including team news, predicted XIs and a full preview of the bottom vs. top showdown.
Sep 25, 14:38
Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the field in tears after being sent off during his side's Champions League clash with Valencia on September 19, 2018
Fabio Capello accuses Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi of 'lacking respect'
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are criticised by Fabio Capello for staying away from FIFA's 'The Best' awards ceremony in London.
Sep 24, 23:49
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
London provides the stage as Modric looks to split up Messi/Ronaldo double act
There are nine prizes up for grabs at the Best FIFA Football Awards on Monday, with many tipping the Croatia and Real Madrid star for the big one.
Sep 24, 04:31
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
Result: Pique saves Barca's blushes as Girona threaten derby upset
Lionel Messi had fired Barca ahead before Cristhian Stuani's double.
Sep 23, 22:11
Girona players celebrate after scoring against Barcelona on September 23, 2018
Result: Girona hold Barcelona to end perfect start to season
Ten-man Barcelona drop their first points of the new La Liga season courtesy of a 2-2 draw with Girona at Camp Nou.
Sep 23, 21:43
Girona players celebrate after scoring against Barcelona on September 23, 2018
Live Commentary: Barcelona 2-2 Girona - as it happened
Relive Barcelona's 2-2 draw with Girona as the hosts see their perfect start to the season ended at Camp Nou.
Sep 23, 18:45
David de Gea in action for Manchester United on September 2, 2018
Jordan Pickford: 'David de Gea is best goalkeeper in the world'
Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford hails Manchester United counterpart David de Gea as the best in the world in his position.
Sep 23, 18:18
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets with Lionel Messi after his side's Spanish Super Cup win in August 2018
Sergio Busquets 'on verge of signing new Barcelona deal'
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets is reportedly close to putting pen to paper on a new contract to keep him at Camp Nou beyond 2021.
Sep 22, 23:10
Ernesto Valverde watches on during the Champions League group game between Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven on September 18, 2018
Preview: Barcelona vs. Girona - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of the La Liga encounter between Barcelona and Girona at Camp Nou.
Sep 21, 18:30
Lionel Messi celebrates the opener during the Champions League group game between Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven on September 18, 2018
Champions League Team of the Week - Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba, Nabil Fekir
Sports Mole selects its Champions League team of the week from matchday one of the group stages, including Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and Nabil Fekir.
Sep 20, 10:45
Ivan Rakitic in action for Barcelona on May 6, 2018
Ivan Rakitic: 'More to come from Barcelona'
Ivan Rakitic warns Barcelona's Champions League rivals that the Spanish champions are "not at 100%".
Sep 19, 12:25
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring a hat-trick against Celtic in September 2016
Marc-Andre ter Stegen: 'Barcelona more than Lionel Messi'
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen insists that his side are 'more than just Lionel Messi'.
Sep 19, 12:13
Lionel Messi celebrates the opener during the Champions League group game between Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven on September 18, 2018
Lionel Messi's eight Champions League hat-tricks
Following Lionel Messi's record-breaking eighth Champions League hat-trick, Sports Mole looks back at the Barcelona superstars previous trebles in the competition.
Sep 19, 10:48

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Sevilla85121881016
2Barcelona84311991015
3Atletico MadridAtletico843194515
4AlavesAlaves8422118314
5Real Madrid8422127514
6Espanyol8422117414
7Real Valladolid833276112
8Real Betis833256-112
9Real Sociedad83231211111
10Celta Vigo82421312110
11Levante83141214-210
12EibarEibar8314912-310
13Getafe823367-19
14Valencia816167-19
15GironaGirona82331013-39
16Villarreal822467-18
17Athletic Bilbao7142913-47
18Leganes8215712-57
19Rayo Vallecano7124715-85
20Huesca8125718-115

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