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Lionel Messi biography and awards

Lionel Messi was born on 24 June 1987 in Rosario Argentina. Messi is an Argentina professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish Club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Messi is considered one of the best player in the world and also regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Messi has won lots of awards to his name that why some call him GOAT (Greatest Of All Time). Messi who spent the whole of his entire career in football club Barcelona. Which he has a club record of 33 trophies, also won the UEFA champions league,la liga and so on. Messi is a prolific goalscorer and creative playmaker. He has scored over 700 goals for his club and country.


Messi started playing football as a boy and in 1995 joined the youth team of Newell's old boys. Messi phenomenal skills garnered the attention of prestigious clubs on both sides of the Atlantic. At age 13, Messi and his family relocated to Barcelona, and began playing for Barcelona's under -14 team. He scored 21 goals in 14 games for the junior team, and he quickly graduated through the higher - level teams untill at age 16 when he featured in Barcelona friendly match.

During the 2003-04 season, his fourth with Barcelona , Messi rapidly progressed through the clubs ranks, debuting for a record five teams in a single campaign. After being named player of the tournament in four international pre- season competition with the juvenile B, he played only one official match with the team before being promoted to the juveniles A, where he scored 18 goals in 11 league games.

On 24 June 2005, his 18th birthday, Messi signed his first contract as a senior team player, it made him a Barcelona player untill 2010, two years less than his previous contract, but his buyout increased to €150 million.



- LA LIGA : 2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2017- 18, 2018-19.

- COPA DEL REY :2008-09, 2011-12, 2014-15, 2013-14, 2016-17, 2017-18.

- SUPER COPA DE Espana : 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013,2016, 2018.

- UEFA Champions League: 2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2014-15.

- UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015.

- FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2018.


- FIFA U-20 World Cup: 2005


-Summer Olympics: 2008


- Ballond'or / FIFA Ballond'or: 6 times winner

- FIFA World player of the year: 2009

- FIFA World cup golden ball: 2014

- FIFA best men player: 2019

- European Golden shoe: 6 times winner

- UEFA Men's player of the year award: 2011, 2015.

- UEFA Club footballer of the year :2009.

- LA LiGA best player: 6 times winner.

- COPA America Golden Ball: 2015.

Also won

LA LIGA best forward award, Pichichi trophy, FIFA Club world cup golden ball, Copa America best young player.

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