Lionel Messi's Info
7 La Liga (2014-15, 2012-13, 2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09, 2005-06, 2004-05)
3 Copa del Rey (2014-15, 2011-12, 2008-09)
4 UEFA Champions League (European Cup) (2014-15, 2010-11, 2008-09, 2005-06)
6 Supercopa de España (2013-14, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10, 2006-07, 2005-06)
2 FIFA Club World Cup (2011-12, 2009-10)
2 UEFA Supercup (European Super Cup) (2011-12, 2009-10)
National Team honours
Lionel AndrÃ©s Messi (born 24 June 1987, Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina). Also known as "La Pulga", "Leo Messi" or simply "Messi" is an Argentine striker who plays with FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team.
He started playing football when he was 5 in a local club called Grandoli. At the age of 8, Messi switched to Newell's Old Boys progressing in his football and becoming called "The Machine of '87". When he was 11 he was diagnosed with a growth hormone efficiency that Newell's couldn't afford to pay and FC Barcelona decided to pay his treatment knowing his fantastic football skills. Finally Messi joined club's youth academy of Barcelona.
Messi's league debut with the first team of Barcelona took place on 16 October 2004 against RCD Espanyol. Since then he has achieved individual and collective trophies and awards such as 7 La Liga, 3 Copa del Rey, 6 Spanish Supercup, 4 Champions League, 3 UEFA Supercup and 2 Club World Cup with Barcelona. With Argentina he won an Olympic Gold Medal and a U-20 World Cup. Individually speaking the most significant award is 5 Ballon d'Or from 2009-2015.
Some experts say Messi is the best player in history. Others say is Maradona. In any case, currently Messi along with Cristiano Ronaldo are considered the best players in current football. The Argentine is acknowledged as a fast player with the ball attached to his feet. His best skill is running with the ball leaving players behind.
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Lionel Messi's career
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