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.

• Broke two goal records in the space of three days in November 2014, both times on the way to scoring a hat-trick. Having overtaken Telmo Zarra's 251-goal Liga mark in Barcelona's 5-1 victory against Sevilla FC, Messi surpassed the 71-goal UEFA Champions League tally he shared with Raúl González during the Blaugrana's encounter with APOEL FC. 

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: 27/11/14 16.47CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 22/12/2014 03:13 CET
15.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageArgentinaArgentina2-1Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina9010
21.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageArgentinaArgentina1-0IranIran9010
25.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageNigeriaNigeria2-3ArgentinaArgentina6320
01.07.2014FIFA World CupRound of 16ArgentinaArgentina1-0SwitzerlandSwitzerland12001
05.07.2014FIFA World CupQuarter-finalsArgentinaArgentina1-0BelgiumBelgium9000
09.07.2014FIFA World CupSemi-finalsNetherlandsNetherlands0-0
(2-4(p))
ArgentinaArgentina12000
13.07.2014FIFA World CupFinalGermanyGermany1-0ArgentinaArgentina12000
24.08.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona3-0ElcheElche9020
31.08.2014Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal0-1BarcelonaBarcelona9000
13.09.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona2-0AthleticAthletic9002
17.09.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBarcelonaBarcelona1-0APOELAPOEL9001
21.09.2014Spanish LigaLevanteLevante0-5BarcelonaBarcelona9012
24.09.2014Spanish LigaMálagaMálaga0-0BarcelonaBarcelona9000
27.09.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona6-0GranadaGranada9022
30.09.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageParisParis3-2BarcelonaBarcelona9010
04.10.2014Spanish LigaRayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano0-2BarcelonaBarcelona9010
18.10.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona3-0EibarEibar9011
21.10.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBarcelonaBarcelona3-1AjaxAjax6711
25.10.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-1BarcelonaBarcelona9000
01.11.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona0-1CeltaCelta9000
05.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageAjaxAjax0-2BarcelonaBarcelona9020
08.11.2014Spanish LigaAlmeríaAlmería1-2BarcelonaBarcelona9000
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal1-0ArgentinaArgentina4600
22.11.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona5-1SevillaSevilla9030
25.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageAPOELAPOEL0-4BarcelonaBarcelona9030
30.11.2014Spanish LigaValenciaValencia0-1BarcelonaBarcelona9000
07.12.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona5-1EspanyolEspanyol9030
10.12.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBarcelonaBarcelona3-1ParisParis9010
13.12.2014Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe0-0BarcelonaBarcelona9000
20.12.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona5-0CórdobaCórdoba9020

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 (27)
  • Country: Argentina
  • Squad number: 10
  • Club: Barcelona ( ESP)

  • Height: 169cm
  • Weight: 67kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15

  • 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
Barcelona9275
Total9275
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Barcelona31
Total31
Last updated: 11/12/2014 01:14 CET
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