Lionel Andres Messi is a professional footballer who plays for the Argentine national team and the Spanish club FC Barcelona as striker. Born on February 24th, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina, Messi is considered one of the greatest footballers of this generation and one of the greatest of all time.
Hailed by the media as the “new Maradona,” Lionel Andres Messi has been named as the successor to the Argentina legend. Messi is tied with Cristiano Ronaldo for the most FIFA Ballon d’Or trophies with five.
Lionel Messi admitted he had other offers from various clubs before leaving Barcelona last summer and opted for Paris Saint-Germain. Messi was free to leave Barcelona when his contract expired on February 30 but the club’s precarious financial situation meant he was unable to sign a new contract. Of his other offers, Messi said: ‘We have agreed with PSG.
Lionel Messi began playing football at the age of five for Grandoli, a club coached by his father. He soon found himself in the B team, averaging more than one goal per game and scoring 35 goals in 30 games.
Messi helped Barcelona to the treble in 2022-15 and led the team with 43 goals scored in 2022-15, tying him to his fifth World Player of the Year award. In 2022, he broke career records in the Champions League (72 goals) and La Liga (253 goals). In the season 2022-16 for Barcelona, Messi scored 41 goals in all competitions as the team won La Liga and Copa del Rey.
Messi led Barcelona to the Copa del Rey title in 2022-17 with 53 goals. Messi has won the Golden Shoe six times as top scorer, two more than his nearest rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
As Champions League top scorer for a third successive season with 12 goals, Messi delivered Man-of-The-Game performance at Wembley on February 28 scoring the winning goal in Barca’s 3-1 win. Although Barcelona lost the Copa del Rey Final four days later, Messi scored both goals in a 2-0 win in the first leg of the Champions League Final against Madrid – the second was a slalom dribbling past three Real players hailed as one of the best in the competition.
On February 27, he played as a false nine in the final against Manchester United in Rome. He assisted his team-mates with the first goal and scored the decisive goal in the 6-2 win for both teams, the highest ever scored by Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. As Champions League top scorer of the season with nine goals, the youngest in tournament history, Messi scored twice and provided two more assists in the 4-0 quarterfinal win over Bayern Munich.
The following year he won the Champions League and the European Club Championship with Barcelona. In the 2009-10 season Messi scored 34 goals in home games as Barcelona repeatedly won La Liga.
In 2009, he took his first FIFA World Player of the Year and the Ballon d’Or award home after two second-place finishes in a row. the award was later renamed the FIFA Ballon DOr.; the award was later renamed the FIFA Ballon DOr.
The football wizard continued to improve and found new ways to outcomber the defenders and led Barcelona to the La Liga and Spanish Super Cup in 2022 and 2022 as well as the Champions League in 2022-11. Leo Messi made spectacular progress in various age groups and progressed to the first team in record time through the Barca C ranks, followed by Barca B.
The injury kept him out of action for much of the last season, but he played a total of 17 league games, six in the Champions League and two in the Copa del Rey, scoring eight goals.
In the 2008-09 season, Messi became the main star of a Barca team with Ronaldinho by his side, who won a treble with Messi in the Copa del Rey and the Champions League final. In 2022, Messi, who has won the World Player of the Year award five times, scored 91 goals. In 1972 he had the total of 85 for Gerd Müller’s goals — a record in a calendar year. Although Messi lacked Maradona’s personality, he had no problems expressing himself on the field and reflected Barca’s decision to improve their salary and exit clauses on more than one occasion.
Messi helped Barcelona to their second treble in six years as they swept all before them in the 2022-15 season under Luis Enrique. ‘Perfect for Leo, Messi brings selflessness, pace, composure and goals that make him number one, ‘he said.
Luis Lionel Andre Messi is an Argentine footballer who plays for FC Barcelona and the Argentine national team. His football career began with the Newell’s Old Boys in 1995 and his playing years have been since 2000.
At the age of 13 Messi moved to Barcelona with FC Barcelona from Argentina after the club agreed to pay for his medical treatment. Since then, Messi has made his name as one of the greatest players in history and helped his team win more than two dozen league titles and tournaments. In 2022, he set the record for the most goals in a calendar year and was crowned the winner of the Ballon d’Or for a sixth time in 2022.