Lionel Messi

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He Argentine star player who now plays for FC Barcelona's Lionel Andrés Messi , was regarded as one of the world's best soccer. Messi began playing football at a young age and the potential for rapid Identified by Barcelona. Initial gait in the 2004-05 season, he broke his team record for youngest player to score a league goal.

Major honors Followed Barcelona won LaLiga in Messi's Initial gait season, and won the Champions League La liga and twice in 2006. A breakthrough season in 2006-07, he had become a regular first team, scored a hat-trick in El Clásico and finished with 14 goals in 26 league games.

Messi then had a most successful season in his playing career, the 2008-09 season, where he scored 38 goals to play an integral part in the treble-winning campaign. This season broke the record and then defeated in the following 2009-10 campaign, in which Messi scored 47 goals in all competitions, Messi has won five titles La liga and three Champions League titles, he scored two goals in the final, after scoring 12 goals in Champions League Messi 2010-11 Being only the third player (after Gerad Muller and Jean-Pierre Papin) to top-score in the campaign the European Club Champions Cup three consecutive, but Messi is the first to win the Champions League top scorer for three consecutive years participate after the Champions League format changed in 1992.

Messi is the top scorer in FIFA World Youth Championship 2005 with six goals, in 2006, he become the youngest player to play Argentina in the FIFA World Cup and he won a runners-up medal at the Copa América tournament the following year. In the year 2008 in Beijing, he won his first international honor, the Olympic gold medal, the Olympic football

Personal information
Full Name : Lionel Andrés Messi
Nicknames : Leo, La Pulga, La Pulga Atomica, Semidios, Messiah
Date of Birth : June 24, 1987 (age 24)
Place of birth : Rosario, Argentina
Height : 1.69 m
Position : Striker, Attacking Midfield
Club : Barcelona
Number : 10
Junior club
Newell's Old Boys 1995-2000
Barcelona B 2000-2004
Senior club
2004 – Barcelona
National team
2005 - Argentina

Early Life
Messi was born in Rosario, Santa Fe, parents Jorge Horacio Messi, a steel mill worker, and Celia María Cuccittini, part-time cleaners. His father's family comes from the Italian city of Ancona, where his ancestor, Angelo Messi, emigrated to Argentina in 1883. He has two older brothers named Rodrigo and Matías and sister named María Sol. at the age of five, Messi started playing football for Grandoli, a local club coached by his father Jorge in 1995, Messi switched to Newell's Old Boys, based in his home town of Rosario. at age 11, she was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency.

Traditionally the River Plate showed interest in Messi's progress, but did not have enough money to pay for treatment for his condition which cost $ 900 per month. Carles Rexach, the sporting director of  F C Barcelona, has been made aware of his talents as Messi had relatives in Leida, Catalonia, and Messi and his father were able to regulate the courts. Rexach, with no other paper in hand, offer a written contract Messi on paper towels. F C Barcelona offered to pay medical bills Messi if he is willing to move to Spain. Messi and his father moved to Barcelona where Messi is listed on the club's youth academy.

Career Club

Messi is Barcelona's second highest goalscorer Exceed 194 László Kubala on purpose and now only behind César Rodríguez Álvarez on 235 goals in all official Competitions.

Messi played in Barcelona junior Infantil B and Cadete B & A team of 2000-2003 (scoring 37 goals in 30 matches in Cadete A). 2003-04 season saw the team record of five different: He started one game in the Juvenil B (1 goal) and get Promoted to Juvenil A (14 games, 21 goals). Both teams he played for During the season (8 games, 5 goals and 5 games, 0 goals, respectively). 2005-2006 Season

On 16 September, for the second time in three months, Barcelona Announced an update to Messi's contract, this time improved to pay as a first team member and extended till June 2014 Messi obtained Spanish citizenship on September 26, 2005. Messi's first home outing in the Champions League on September 27 against Italian club Udinese.

Messi scored six goals in 17 league Appearances and scored one goal in six Champions League. Rijkaard Barcelona ended the season as champions of Spain and Europe.

2006-2007 Season
In the 2006-07 season, Messi proved Himself as a regular first team player, scored 14 times in 26 games. On March 11, El Clásico saw Messi in top form, scoring a hat-trick to earn 10-man Barcelona a 3-3 draw, match three times, with the final equalizer in injury time to come. Messi is also the youngest player ever scored in this fixture."It was the best goal I've ever seen in my life" against RCD Espanyol Messi also scored a goal very similar to the 'Hand of God' Maradona goal against England in World Cup quarter-finals.

2007-2008 Season
During the 2007-08 season, Messi scored five goals in a week leading Barcelona to the top four in La Liga. On September 19, he scored one goal as Barcelona beat Lyon 3-0 at home in the Champions League. He scored two goals against FC Sevilla on 22 September and then on 26 September, Messi scored two goals in a 4-1 win over Real Zaragoza  next goal in the 4-1 away win. The second season's Champions League goal against VfB Stuttgart. On 27 February Messi played in his 100th official match for Barcelona against Valencia.

It was the fourth time in three seasons That Messi suffered this type of injury. After returning from injury last season Messi scored a goal against Valencia CF 2007-08 on May 4, 2008 at 6-0. When the season ended Messi managed to score 16 goals and assisted 13 times in all Competitions.

2008-2009 Season
After Ronaldinho's departure from the club, Messi inherited the number 10 jersey. On October 1, 2008, During a Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk, Messi scored two goals During the last seven minutes after coming as a substitute for Thierry Henry, to reverse the 1-0 deficit to win 2-1 to Barcelona. The next league match against Atletico Madrid, a match billed as a friendly battle the between Lionel Messi and Sergio Agüero good friends. Messi scored from a free kick and assisted another as Barça went on to win the match 6-1. Messi netted another impressive against Sevilla scoring a volley from 23 meters (25 yards) and then dribbled round the keeper and scored from a tight angle to the others in 13. December 2008, the first Clásico During this season, Messi scored the second goal in Barcelona's 2-0 win over Real Madrid He was also named second in FIFA 2008.

Messi scored a hat-trick at the 2009 Copa del Rey tie against Atletico Madrid Barcelona won 3-1. Important Messi scored another double on 1 February 2009, as a second half substitute to help Barcelona defeat Racing Santander 1-2 after 1-0 down. The second of the two attacks are the 5000 Barcelona league goals. In the 28th round of La Liga, Messi scored his 30th season in all Competitions, Helping his side to a 6-0 victory over Málaga CF in the process. On 8 April 2009, he scored two goals against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, setting a personal record of eight goals in the competition. On April 18, Messi notched 20 league goals this season in 1 -0 win at Getafe, allowing Barcelona to maintain Their six-point advantage at the top of the league over Real Madrid.

As the season was nearing an end Barcelona, Messi scored two goals (35 and his 36 goals in all Competitions) to seal 6-2 win over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu in what is Real heaviest defeat since 1930. Messi involved in the build-up to Andres Iniesta's injury time goal against Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals to send Barcelona through to face Manchester United in the final.

He won the first Copa del Rey on May 13, scored one goal and helped the two, in a 4-1 win over Athletic Bilbao. He helped his team win the double by winning La Liga. On May 27, he helped Barcelona win the Champions League by scoring the second goal in the 70th minute gave Barcelona the lead with two goals, he also Became the top scorer in the Champions League, the youngest in the history of the tournament, with nine goals. Messi also won the UEFA Club Forward Year: UEFA Player of the Year and Club of the year rounding off a spectacular victory in Europe This That means Barcelona has won the Copa del Rey, La Liga and the Champions League in one. season, and is the first time the club Spain has ever won treblle

2009-2010 Season
After winning the 2009 UEFA Super Cup, Barcelona manager Josep Guardiola Lionel Messi insisted That is Probably the best player Had he ever seen.  spanour days later, on 22 September, Messi scored two goals and assisted another in Barca's 4-1 win over Racing Santander in La Liga. He scored his first European goal this season on 29 September in a 2-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv, and then taking the goal tally to six goals in seven games in La Liga with a strike During the routing of Real Zaragoza 6-1 at Camp Nou.

On January 10, 2010, Messi scored a hat-trick in 2010 and the first hat-trick of the season in a 0-5 victory against CD Tenerife, and on January 17, he scored his 100th goal for the club in a 4 - 0 win over Sevilla.

Messi then embarked on an impressive run scoring 11 goals in five games. First he scored a goal in the 84th minute to win against Málaga CF 2-1, then he scored two goals against UD Almeria at the tie 2-2. He Continued his Spree with an impressive week in the which he scored eight goals, he began by scoring a hat-trick against Valencia CF in a 3-0 win at home, then he scored two goals against Stuttgart in a 4-0 victory That ensured That Barcelona qualify for the Champions League quarterfinals, and he finally scored another hat-trick against Zaragoza in a 4-2 away win, Became the first Barcelona player to score back-to-back hat-trick in La Liga. He played his 200th official match for Barcelona against Osasuna on March 24, 2010.

On April 6, 2010, for the first time in his career Messi scored four goals in a single game, a lot of nets in a 4-1 home victory over Arsenal in the Champions League quarter-final leg of the second. On April 10, Messi scored his 40th goal this season he netted the first goal in a 2-0. Rivals-title win against Real Madrid in El Clásico On May 1, Messi played his 50th game this season and scored two goals in the 4-1 away win against Villarreal Only. three days later, on May 4, Messi scored another two goals in the 4-1 home win against Tenerife. Messi scored his 32nd season of La Liga on May 8, During the away win against Sevilla, and the final match against Valladolid, he scored two goals in the second half to tie Ronaldo's club record of 34 league goals in a single season, set in 1996-97, and to accomplish four goals behind all-time record held by Telmo Zarra.

2010-2011 Season
On August 21, 2010, Messi scored a hat-trick in first start this season with a 4-0 win over FC Sevilla in the Supercopa de España, Barcelona secured Helping Their first trophy this season after losing the first leg 1-3. He also began the season with a league goal, after scoring just three minutes against Racing Santander on August 29, 2010. He then Continued his excellent form into the Champions League group stage match against Panathinaikos League where he scored two goals, assisted by two and also hit the goal frame on two separate Occasions.

Against Almeria he scored two hat-trick this season in an impressive 8-0 away win, his second goal of the 100th La Liga goal. He scored nine goals in consecutive games (10 including the friendly against Brazil) on a 3-0 away win against Panathinaikos.

Messi scored the run ended on November 29 in El Clásico but Barcelona still managed to win 5-0 with Messi helped Villa twice. Day of the next game he scored a goal against Osasuna and give help.

Messi won the 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or, beating Barcelona teammate Xavi and Iniesta. After scoring a penalty kick, Messi Revealed a message on his T-shirt That Says, "Happy birthday, mami." .

After two games without a goal, he scored the winning goal against Athletic Bilbao in the which Barcelona won 2-1 following Sunday's first season he scored a header against RCD Mallorca to win 3-0 away win. The record was broken three days later after Messi scored the only victory over Valencia go On March 8, Messi scored two goals against Arsenal in the Champions League at the Nou Camp, Barcelona Helping win 3. - 1 and qualify for the quarter-finals of the competition after failing to score a goal for one month he scored two goals against UD Almeria, the second goal was his 47th this season, equaling the club record of his return from previous seasons .. On April 23, Messi scored his 50th season against CA Osasuna a 2-0 home victory in the which he on as a substitute in the 60th minute.

In Champions League Final at Wembley, Messi scored the game finally took to give Barcelona Their third title in six years and fourth overall.

2011-2012 Season
Messi started the season by lifting the Spanish Super Cup with Barcelona, scoring three goals and provided two assists in a 5-4 aggregate victory against Real Madrid. While Messi is usually pointing to the sky after scoring a goal, Messi slapped his thigh as a Dedication to Soufian.

On 28 September, Messi scored two goals first season's Champions League against BATE Borisov, Barcelona Became the second highest scorer in history, tying László Kubala, in 194 goals in all official Competitions. He surpassed the record Pls That he scored two goals against Racing de Santander. Messi scored two goals in the Club World Cup Final against Santos and is Recognized as a man of the match and was also Awarded the Golden Ball for the performance During the tournamen.

International Career
In June 2004, she debuted for Argentina, playing in U-20 friendly match against Paraguay. In 2005 he was part of a team that won the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in Holland. There, he won the Golden Ball and Golden Shoe, scored in the last four matches Argentina and the net total of six for the tournament.

He made his full international debut on August 17, 2005 against Hungary at the age of 18. He was replaced in the 63rd minute long, but sent in the 65th minute as the referee, Markus Merk, found he headbutted defender Vilmos Vanczák, an interesting shirt Messi. The decision was controversial and Maradona even claimed the decision was premeditated. Messi returned to the team on 3 September in Argentina's 1-0 World Cup qualifying defeat away to Paraguay. Ahead of the match he said "This is the first debut back a bit short."

He then started his first match for Argentina against Peru, after the match Pekerman described Messi as the "jewel". On March 28, 2009, in World Cup Qualifier against Venezuela, Messi wore jersey number 10 for the first time in Argentina. This game is the first official match for Diego Maradona as Argentina manager.

Argentina won the match 4-0 with Messi opened the scoring. On November 17, 2010, Messi scored a goal in the last minute against South American rivals Brazil after individual efforts to help his team win 1-0 in a friendly match, held in Doha. This is the first time that he has scored goals against Brazil at senior level. Messi scored another goal last minute on February 9, 2011 against Portugal in a penalty kick that gave his team a 2-1 victory in a friendly match, held in Geneva, Switzerland.

in the next match against Serbia and Montenegro, Messi Became the youngest player to Represent Argentina in the World Cup Pls he on as a substitute for Maxi Rodríguez in the 74th minute. He assisted Hernán Crespo goal in a matter of minutes into the game and also scored the last goal in the 6-0 victory, making it the youngest goalscorer in the tournament and the sixth youngest scorer in World Cup history Messi started. in Argentina following the 0-0 draw against Holland. in the Coach Jose Pekerman left Messi on the bench During the quarterfinal match against Germany, the which They lost 4-2 on penalty kicks.

Copa América 2007
Messi played the first game in Copa América 2007 on June 29, 2007, United States Defeated Argentina 4-1 in the first game. Tevez  as a substitute for Messi in the 79th minute and scored minutes later. The final score was 4-2 Argentina Them gaming support and guarantee a place in the quarterfinals of the tournament.

In the 79th minute, he was assisted a goal for Javier Mascherano. In the quarterfinals, as Argentina faced Peru, Messi scored the second goal of the game, from a Riquelme pass in a 4-0 win. During the semi-finals against Mexico, Messi scored a lob over Oswaldo Sanchez to see Argentina through to the finals with a 3-0 victory. Argentina went to lose 3-0 to Brazil in the finals. In the gold medal match, Messi again assisted Di María for the only goal in a 1-0 win over Nigeria.

2010 World Cup
Messi played the entire game in the opening match at Argentina 2010 World Cup, winning 1-0 against Nigeria. He was A Few chances to score but repeatedly rejected by Vincent Enyeama Messi started in Argentina after a 4-1 win against the Republic of Korea;. He participated in all goals and helped his team Gonzalo Higuain scored a hat-trick. In the third and final group stage match Captain Pls Messi Argentina won 2-0 over Greece, again Became Centrepoint play Argentina and elected man of the match.World Cup for Argentina ended with a 4-0 loss against Germany in the quarterfinals. The group Identified Messi with the words: "Outstanding in his pace and creativity to his team, dribbling, shooting, passing - spectacular and efficient"

Copa América 2011
Messi took part in the Copa America in Argentina, where he failed to score but notched three assists. Argentina was eliminated in the quarter-finals in a penalty shootout against Uruguay (1-1 aet), with a score of Messi as the first penalty taker.

Personal Life

Messi at one stage of a romantic relationship with Macarena Lemos, also from his hometown of Rosario. I have a girlfriend and She was living in Argentina I was relaxed and happy ". Roccuzzo is a fellow native of Rosario. Messi has two cousins were the resource persons also involved in football: Maxi, a winger for Club Olimpia of Paraguay, and Emanuel Biancucchi, WHO plays as a midfielder for FC Girona Spain.

In 2007 founded the Leo Messi Foundation, a charity That supports access to education and health care for vulnerable children. In an interview fansite, Messi said. "Being famous is now a bit giving me the opportunity to help People who really need it, ESPECIALLY the children" In response to its own medical Messi Difficulties child, Leo Messi Foundation supports children diagnosed with medical conditions by offering treatment in Argentina and Spain cover the transportation costs, Hospitals and healing.

Messi foundation supported by own fundraising activities with additional help from Herbalife. On March 11, 2010 Announced Messi was as an ambassador for UNICEF. UNICEF ambassador Messi activities aimed at supporting children's rights. Messi is supported in this by FC Barcelona, the which also has a strong relationship with UNICEF.

In March 2010, France Football he's ranking in the top of the list of players in the World's Richest, with £ 29.6 million in combined income from salary, bonus and his off-field income, net wealth is estimated at £ 170 million ($ 250 million).

Awards and Honours


    La Liga
        Winners (5) : 2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
        Runner-Up (1) : 2006-07
        Third Place (1) : 2007-08
    Spanish Cup
        Winner (1) : 2008-09
        Runner-up (1) : 2010-11
        Semi-finalists (2) : 2006-07, 2007-08
    Supercopa de España
        Winners (5) : 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011
    Champions League
        Winner (3) : 2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11
        Semi-finalists (2) : 2007-08, 2009-10
    European Super Cup
        Winner (2) : 2009, 2011
        Runner-Up (1) : 2006
    FIFA Club World Cup
        Winner (2) : 2009, 2011
        Runner-Up (1) : 2006

    FIFA U-20 World Cup : 1
    Olympic Gold Medal : 1

    FIFA Ballon d'Or : 1
 Ballon d'Or : 1
    FIFA World Player of the Year : 1
    World Soccer Player of the Year : 2
        2009, 2011
    World Soccer Young Player of the Year : 3
        2006, 2007, 2008
    ESM Team Year : 5
        2005-06, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
    European Golden Boot : 1
    La Liga top scorer : 1
    Copa del Rey scorer : 1
    La Liga Player of the Year : 3
        2009, 2010, 2011
    LFP Player of the Year : 3
        2009, 2010, 2011
    LFP Best Forward : 3
        2009, 2010, 2011
    La Liga Foreign Player Year : 3
        2007, 2009, 2010
    La Liga Ibero-American Player of the Year : 4
        2007, 2009, 2010, 2011
    UEFA Champions League top scorer : 3
        2009, 2010, 2011
    UEFA European Footballer Awards : 1
    UEFA Club Footballer of the Year : 1
    UEFA Champions League Forward of the Year : 1
    UEFA Champions League Final Man Match : 1
    UEFA Team Year : 3
        2008, 2009, 2010
    Onze d'Or : 3
        2009, 2010, 2011
    Bravo Award : 1
    Tuttosport Golden Boy : 1
    FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball : 2
        2009, 2011
    FIFA U-20 World Cup Tournament Players : 1
    FIFA U-20 World Cup top scorers : 1
    Copa América Young Player of the Tournament : 1
    FIFPro World Young Player of Year : 3
        2006, 2007, 2008
    FIFA / FIFPro World XI : 4
        2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
    Olimpia de Oro : 1
    Olimpia de Plata : 6
        2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
    Best Male Athlete in Latin America : 1
    Marca Leyenda : 1
    L'Equipe Champion of Champions : 1
    IFFHS World Top Scorer Destination of the Year : 1

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