Lionel Messi

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Lionel Messi

 

Lionel Messi's Info

 

Name: Lionel Messi
 
Nationality: Argentinian - Spanish
 
Date of birth: 24 June 1987 (30 years)
 
Height: 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
 
Position: Striker
 

Current Team


Barcelona, Spain
Release Clause: €250 Million
Expire contract: 2018
 

Team honours


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 Messi has not won any trophy yet.


Biography

Lionel Andrés 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.

 

Player Attributes

 

Skills%ValueYour player, your decision... just rate!
Ball Control
50      
Crossing
50      
Curve
50      
Dribbling
100      
Finishing
100      
Free Kick Accuracy
100      
Heading Accuracy
50      
Long Passing
50      
Long Shots
50      
Marking
50      
Penalties
50      
Short Passing
100      
Shot Power
50      
Sliding Tackle
50      
Standing Tackle
100      
Volleys
50      
Physical
Acceleration
50      
Agility
50      
Balance
50      
Jumping
60      
Reactions
50      
Sprint Speed
100      
Stamina
100      
Strength
50      
Mental
Aggression
99      
Positioning
50      
Interceptions
100      
Vision
100      

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Lionel Messi's career

 

Club

YearCountryTeam
2015-16 Spain FC Barcelona
2014-15 Spain FC Barcelona
2013-14 Spain FC Barcelona
2012-13 Spain FC Barcelona
2011-12 Spain FC Barcelona
2010-11 Spain FC Barcelona
2009-10 Spain FC Barcelona
2008-09 Spain FC Barcelona
2007-08 Spain FC Barcelona
2006-07 Spain FC Barcelona
2005-06 Spain FC Barcelona
2004-05 Spain FC Barcelona B
2004-05 Spain FC Barcelona

National Team

YearCountryTeam
2015-16 Argentina Argentina
2014-15 Argentina Argentina
2013-14 Argentina Argentina
2010-11 Argentina Argentina
2009-10 Argentina Argentina
2006-07 Argentina Argentina
2005-06 Argentina Argentina