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MESSI, Lionel


Lionel MESSI
FC Barcelona (SPA)
 
Full name Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini
Date of Birth June 24, 1987
Birthplace Rosario, Argentina
Height 169 cm
Position Right winger (or forward / second striker)
Foot Left
Nationality Argentinian (and Spanish)
Club FC Barcelona (SPA)
Nation Argentina
Int. debut Age 18 (August 17, 2005 - vs. Hungary)
World Cups 19 matches (2018: 4 / 2014: 7 / 2010: 5 / 2006: 3)
CAREER STATISTICS
Sesaon Club
-
-
Lvl
App
Gls
Int
2020-21 Barcelona
-
1
?
?
?
2019-20 Barcelona
-
1
33
25
4
2018-19 Barcelona
-
1
34
36
6
2017-18 Barcelona
-
1
36
34
10
2016-17 Barcelona
-
1
34
37
5
2015-16 Barcelona
-
1
33
26
12
2014-15 Barcelona
-
1
38
43
12
2013-14 Barcelona
-
1
31
28
7
2012-13 Barcelona
-
1
32
46
12
2011-12 Barcelona
-
1
37
50
13
2010-11 Barcelona
-
1
33
31
8
2009-10 Barcelona
-
1
35
34
10
2008-09 Barcelona
-
1
31
23
9
2007-08 Barcelona
-
1
28
10
15
2006-07 Barcelona
-
1
26
14
5
2005-06 Barcelona
-
1
17
6
10
2004-05 Barcelona
-
1
7
1
-
Lvl = League Level // App = Appearances in domestic League //
Gls = Goals in domestic League // Int = Internationals
 
CAREER TRANSFERS
None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lionel Messi in an international friendly against Russia in 2017.
Credit: Creative Commons - cropped
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TFR PLAYERS
Teams represented (central column) +
TFR Players Rankings (right column)
2020-21 Barcelona
?
2019-20 Barcelona
1
2018-19 Barcelona
1
2017-18 Barcelona
1
2016-17 Barcelona
2
2015-16 Barcelona
3
2014-15 Barcelona
1
2013-14 Barcelona
2
2012-13 Barcelona
1
2011-12 Barcelona
1
2010-11 Barcelona
1
2009-10 Barcelona
1
2008-09 Barcelona
1
2007-08 Barcelona
8

OTHER TFR RANKINGS
2020-21 ?
-
2019-20 Top Scorers
5
- Top Assists
1
2018-19 Top Scorers
1
- Top Assists
2
2017-18 Top Scorers
2
- Top Assists
5
2016-17 Top Scorers
2
- Top Assists
13
2015-16 Top Scorers
4
- Top Assists
2
2014-15 Top Scorers
2
-  Top Assists
1
2013-14 Top Scorers
2
- Top Assists
28
2012-13 Top Scorers
1
-  Top Assists
4
2011-12 Top Scorers
1
- Top Assists
2
2010-11 Top Scorers
2
- Top Assists
1
2009-10 Top Scorers
1
- Top Assists
18
2008-09 Top Scorers
1
- Top Assists
5
- Young Guns
1
2007-08 Top Scorers
19
-  Top Assists
2
-  Young Guns
2



DID YOU KNOW ?

Lionel Andrés Messi was born in Rosario, the third of four children of Jorge Messi, a steel factory manager, and his wife Celia Cuccittini, who worked in a magnet manufacturing workshop.

Growing up in a tight-knit, football-loving family, "Leo" developed a passion for the sport from an early age, playing constantly with his older brothers, Rodrigo and Matías, and his cousins, Maximiliano and Emanuel Biancucchi, both of whom became professional footballers.

His earliest influence as a player came from his maternal grandmother, Celia, who accompanied him to training and matches.

During the six years he played for Newell's, he scored almost 500 goals as a member of "The Machine of '87", the near-unbeatable youth side named for the year of their birth. They regularly entertained crowds by performing ball tricks during half-time of the first team's home games.

In 2007 he proved the "new Maradona" tag was not all hype, by nearly replicating Maradona's famous goal against England at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, known as the Goal of the Century.

With Ronaldinho's departure from the club, Messi inherited his number 10 jersey.

On March 28, 2009, Messi wore the number 10 jersey for the first time with Argentina. This match was the first official match for Diego Maradona as the Argentina manager.