The story of Lionel Messi's debut for Barcelona is the story that elucidate the importance of talent and luck as vital ingredients to success in life. For ardent Barcelona Fans that are versed in the history of the club and those that have watched Lionel Messi developed into the greatest Player of all time, October 16 2004 will always be a memorable day to them for it was the day that the god of football first came out and announced his name to the World.
Lionel Messi spent 20 years of his football career playing for Barcelona and never wished to leave the club if not for the intervention of La Liga contract rules. Lionel Messi had won so many trophies for himself and for the club so as he has played with many managers at the club.
Have you ever noticed the expression on the faces of children who get to meet some of the personalities they idolize? One could see the excitement on their faces, a feeling which some of us who were lucky to have met our idols can relate to. In this article, we are going to look at some famous footballers who got to meet their idols when they were kids.
There are lots of pictures that were taken years after years which can help us bring historical events into focus. These pictures are regarded as iconic photographs and can help us to better understand the time period and what the prevailing sentiment was at the time. Well, In line with this article, we are going to be looking at 35 most iconic photos ever in the history of the football game.
Josep Guardiola rose to prominence as a great defensive midfielder in Johan Cruyff's "Dream Team," which was mostly made up of Catalan players / homegrown players who had already played together for some time and were familiar with each other's style of play.Guardiola took over FC Barcelona in 2008, succeeding Dutch boss Frank Rijkaard, with this philosophy in mind.
In 39 games this season, Lionel Messi has 29 goals and 13 assists. Messi has now scored 29 goals in his career under Koeman. He would equal the number of goals he scored under Frank Rijkaard and Tito Vilanova if he scores three more goals. Lionel Messi thrived under Pepe Guardiola, which is why he is expected to join Manchester City this summer. During Pep Guardiola's reign, Lionel Messi scored over 200 goals and got 91 assists. Messi has the most goals and assists in his career under any pep Guardiola. Lionel
Working with the greatest player in the history of football as a trainer is something most managers will wish happened to them in their careers as footballers like Lionel Messi only come once in an era. Since making his senior club and country debut in 2004 and 2005 respectively, Messi has played under a host of managers who have made immense contribution to his illustrious career.
FC Barcelona of Spain yesterday announced that, the club will be parting ways with Club legend Lionel Messi, after a 21 year association, 778 appearances and 672 goals. Barcelona released a statement which read: “Both parties deeply regret that the wishes of the player and the club will ultimately not be fulfilled.”
During Messi era in Barcelona, coaches have come and go for 2 decades, but he still stays. Take a look at Messi goal under different coaching Staff: 1. Messi under Frank Rijkaard 110 games ⚽42 goals 🎯24 assists 0.6 goal involvement per game 2. Messi under Pep Guardiola 219 games ⚽211 goals 🎯87 assists 1.36 goal involvement per game. 3. Messi under Gerardo Martino 46 game ⚽41 goal 🎯14 assists 1.2 goal involvement per game. 4. Messi under Titovilanova 50 games ⚽60 goals 🎯16 assists 1.52 goal
In this article we will be looking forward to see goals and Assists that Lionel Messi has Scored For Every Manager he has ever played For in his football Career.
Barcelona FC are known for their attractive dominating football philosophy which began with the legendary Dutch, Johan Cruyff. He masterminded an era of possession football that saw Barcelona conquer Europe from the late 1990s. Under Frank Rijkaard, Barcelona achieved great success, winning the 2006 champions League along with league titles.
Scoring goals has proven a major issue for Barcelona at the start of the 2021/22 season, having netted just 11 times in seven LaLiga Santander matches That weak tally represents Barcelona's worst form in front of goal, at this stage of a season, in the last 18 years.
A big part of Leo Messi's development into the Player he is today, has to genuinely go to Ronaldinho, who mentored and made Leo fit into the team, after he was promoted to the senior side by Frank Rijkaard in 2004. Leo was only 18 when he was called up to train with the Senior boys. At such a young age, considering the hosts of veteran's in the Barça camp, any youngster would be short of confidence to begin with. Ronaldinho gave Leo this confidence, and also became a father figure to the Argentinian, until
Pep Guardiola is considered one of the best football managers of all time, the Spaniard has shown his tactical genius in three different leagues and countries.
Barcelona's issues are numerous, but one that should be of particular concern is their attack, which is off to its worst start in two decades. In their first five LaLiga Santander games, the Blaugrana have scored just eight goals, their lowest total since 2003.
Pep Gaudiola replaced Frank Rijkaard as Barcelona coach at the beginning of 2008/2009 season.The appointment ushered in a new era in the club.The season saw a tremendous improvement from the Barcelona team.The team went on to win the treble in that season.
The Barcelona that the football world has become accustomed to is one that has had great success over the past two decades. At the turn of the 21st century, the Barcelona, led by Dutchman Frank Rijkaard built a team that had the likes of Ronaldinho, Carles Puyol, Rafael Marquez, Xavi, amongst others. It was a relatively successful team that ended up winning the UEFA Champions League in the 2005/2006. Then came Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi and the success the Catalan giants enjoyed went to the next level. 3
Manchester City Head Coach, Pep Guardiola is a true reflection of a successful manager having conquered Europe with different teams in a couple of years.City's 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup Final played last Saturday equated Guardiola's trophies as a manger to 30.
It is no longer news that ex-Nigerian International and former Ajax FC, Finidi George has celebrated his 50th birthday. What is interesting and unprecedented about his golden year's celebration is, he didn't do it alone but his entire teammates at Ajax football club Amsterdam, joined him symbolically in the celebration galore. Legit. ng reported that Finidi George got a surprise 50th birthday gift from his former teammates of over 25 years ago that he could ever imagined. His former Ajax teammates did a 4 minutes
Man City Manager Guardiola's first taste of coaching came as head coach of Barcelona’s B team in June 2007.