Lionel Messi

  • Date of birth : 24/06/1987
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Argentina Argentina
 
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Lionel Messi

Clubs: FC Barcelona

• Born in Rosario, Argentina, Messi's special talent was discovered at an early age by Barcelona, who took him to Spain and arranged specialised treatment for his growth hormone deficiency.

• Claimed a Liga/UEFA Champions League double in 2005/06 but did not become a regular starter until the following season, when he soared to prominence with, among other exploits, a memorable hat-trick in El Clásico against Real Madrid CF (3-3).

• Won the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2008 Olympic Games with Argentina and in between times became his country's youngest representative at the FIFA World Cup, in 2006.

• Enjoyed a remarkable 2008/09 season, winning every competition Barcelona entered and registering 38 goals, including a top-scoring nine in the UEFA Champions League, where he doubled the Azulgrana's lead in the final against Manchester United FC with a rare header.

• Ended 2009 with an extra-time winner in the FIFA Club World Cup final and a clean sweep of the game's major individual honours − the FIFA World Player of the Year and the Ballon d'Or.

• Became the youngest Barça player to reach 100 goals when he scored against Sevilla FC in the Liga on 16 January 2010; ended the season with another league title and 47 goals in all competitions, a tally that included a four-goal haul against Arsenal FC in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final.

• Finished as the UEFA Champions League's leading scorer for the third season running in 2010/11, scoring his 12th goal in the Wembley final against United and 53 in total in another prolific campaign.

• Won the inaugural UEFA Best Player in Europe Award at a ceremony in Monaco, a day before he opened the scoring in the 2011 UEFA Super Cup as Barcelona defeated FC Porto 2-0.

• Eclipsed César Rodríguez's club best of 232 goals for the Blaugrana in style by scoring a hat-trick in a 5-3 triumph over Granada CF on 20 March 2012 – two weeks later he broke the 12-goal record he jointly held for the most strikes in a single UEFA Champions League season when he converted two penalties against quarter-final opponents AC Milan.

• Surpassed Gerd Müller's 85-goal haul for club and country in a calendar year when he scored twice in a 2-1 Liga victory at Real Betis Balompié on 9 December 2012; won the FIFA Ballon d'Or for a fourth consecutive year the following month.

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League: winner 2006, 2009, 2011
UEFA Champions League: leading scorer 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11
UEFA Super Cup: winner 2009, 2011
UEFA Best Player in Europe: 2011
UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2009
UEFA Club Forward of the Year: 2009
UEFA.com users' Team of the Year: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Last updated: 04/02/14 12.28CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 22/04/2014 02:00 CET
18.08.2013Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona7-0LevanteLevante7121
01.09.2013Spanish LigaValenciaValencia2-3BarcelonaBarcelona9030
14.09.2013Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona3-2SevillaSevilla9010
21.09.2013Spanish LigaRayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano0-4BarcelonaBarcelona9001
24.09.2013Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona4-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad8111
28.09.2013Spanish LigaAlmeríaAlmería0-2BarcelonaBarcelona2910
19.10.2013Spanish LigaOsasunaOsasuna0-0BarcelonaBarcelona2200
26.10.2013Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona2-1Real MadridReal Madrid9000
29.10.2013Spanish LigaCeltaCelta0-3BarcelonaBarcelona9001
01.11.2013Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona1-0EspanyolEspanyol9000
10.11.2013Spanish LigaBetisBetis1-4BarcelonaBarcelona2200
08.01.2014Spanish CupFifth roundBarcelonaBarcelona4-0GetafeGetafe2620
11.01.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético0-0BarcelonaBarcelona4500
16.01.2014Spanish CupFifth roundGetafeGetafe0-2BarcelonaBarcelona9020
19.01.2014Spanish LigaLevanteLevante1-1BarcelonaBarcelona9000
22.01.2014Spanish CupQuarter-finalsLevanteLevante1-4BarcelonaBarcelona9000
26.01.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona3-0MálagaMálaga9001
01.02.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona2-3ValenciaValencia9011
05.02.2014Spanish CupSemi-finalsBarcelonaBarcelona2-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad9000
12.02.2014Spanish CupSemi-finalsReal SociedadReal Sociedad1-1BarcelonaBarcelona9010
15.02.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona6-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano7421
22.02.2014Spanish LigaReal SociedadReal Sociedad3-1BarcelonaBarcelona9010
02.03.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona4-1AlmeríaAlmería9010
08.03.2014Spanish LigaValladolidValladolid1-0BarcelonaBarcelona9000
16.03.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona7-0OsasunaOsasuna9031
23.03.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-4BarcelonaBarcelona9031
26.03.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona3-0CeltaCelta9010
29.03.2014Spanish LigaEspanyolEspanyol0-1BarcelonaBarcelona9010
05.04.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona3-1BetisBetis9020
12.04.2014Spanish LigaGranadaGranada1-0BarcelonaBarcelona9000
16.04.2014Spanish CupFinalBarcelonaBarcelona1-2Real MadridReal Madrid9000
20.04.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona2-1AthleticAthletic9010

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Winner

Nominee

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Lionel Messi
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (age): 24/06/1987 (26)
  • Country: Argentina
  • Squad number: 10
  • Club: Barcelona ( ESP)

  • Height: 169cm
  • Weight: 67kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    07/12/04: Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 Barcelona

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Barcelona8667
Total8667
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Barcelona31
Total31
Last updated: 10/04/2014 01:07 CET
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