Arguably Lionel Messi is the best footballer world has ever seen. Known for his charismatic style and unparalleled technique this Argentinean footballer has broken and made many records.
Arguably Lionel Messi is the best footballer world has ever seen. Known for his charismatic style and unparalleled technique this Argentinean footballer has broken and made many records.
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Lionel Andres Messi was born on 24 June 1987 to Jorge Horacio Messi and Celia Maria Cuccittini in Rosaro, Argentina. He is the captain of national team of Argentina and plays for FC Barcelona. He plays at Forward position and wears number 10 jersey.
He joined Barcelona at the age of just 13 and since them he has been playing for this club. He has dual citizenship one of Argentina and other of Spain.
During his childhood he had a growth hormone deficiency and it was financially impossible for his family to treat him. Barcelona club agreed to pay for his medical treatment and he with his family moved to Spain.
At the age of 17 he played his first match for Barcelona against Espanyol on 16 October 2004. He is presently playing for Barcelona in Champions League.
Madrid, May 16 (IANS) With Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid disputing the final of the Copa del Rey Friday night and the top three places in the league table already decided, matchday 36 in the Spanish La Liga is a slightly decaffeinated affair.
Barcelona, May 16 (IANS) FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi may be out of action for the rest of the season as the result of a torn hamstring but his 46 goals this campaign were vital in Barca claiming their fourth La Liga title in five years.
Madrid, May 14 (IANS) Barcelona have confirmed that striker Leo Messi will miss the rest of the season as a result of the muscle injury which forced him out of his side's 2-1 win away over Atletico Madrid.
Geneva, May 13 (IANS/EFE) An exclusive Audemars Piguet watch designed with the assistance of soccer star Leo Messi was auctioned for 65,500 euros ($85,000), all of which will go to the foundation created by the soccer star to aid underprivileged children in Argentina, Mexico and Spain.
Madrid, May 11 (IANS) FC Barcelona can seal the La Liga title Sunday night when they visit Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.
Madrid, May 9 (IANS) If FC Barcelona want to mathematically assure themselves of the Primera Liga football title this coming weekend, it looks as if they are going to have to do it the hard way.
Los Angeles, May 9 (IANS/EFE) Epic Pictures Group is preparing a film about the life of Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi that is set to debut at theaters coinciding with the start of the 2014 World Cup, the digital edition of Variety reported Wednesday.
Madrid, May 6 (IANS) FC Barcelona moved to within touching distance of the La Liga title with a 4-2 home win over Betis.
Madrid, May 2 (IANS) There were no surprises and no miracles in FC Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium as Bayern Munich won 3-0 to qualify 7-0 on aggregate for the final of the Champions League, where they will take on compatriots Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.
Barcelona, April 30 (IANS) FC Barcelona look for a miracle called "Messi" to help them to what would be the most remarkable fightback of all time to take the club to the final of the Champions League at Wembley.
Madrid, April 28 (IANS) FC Barcelona have to wait another week before they celebrate the Primera Liga football title, as a last minute equaliser from Athletic Club Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera held them to a 1-1 draw at the historic San Mames Stadium.
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Spanish giants Barcelona will have to wait for a while to clinch a fourth La Liga title in five seasons following their 2-2 draw against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
Rome, April 27 (IANS) AC Milan striker M'Baye Niang has claimed that he wants to be a better footballer than Barcelona's Lionel Messi.
Madrid, April 26 (IANS) FC Barcelona could be proclaimed as the 2012-2013 Spanish Primera Liga Champions Saturday, but the mood surrounding the club seems closer to that at a wake than a celebration.
London, Apr.24 (ANI): Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has said that he had masterminded his team's victory over Lionel Messi and Co at Barcelona with a PowerPoint presentation.
Munich, April 24 (IANS) Clinical Bayern Munich inflicted Barcelona with their biggest loss in 16 years when the Bavarians swept the Catalans 4-0 in the first leg of Champions League semifinals Tuesday.
Madrid, April 22 (IANS) FC Barcelona face perhaps their biggest test of the season Tuesday night when they play the first leg of their Champions League football semifinal away to German powerhouses Bayern Munich.
Madrid, April 21 (IANS) Cesc Fabregas scored an 84th-minute goal to give FC Barcelona a narrow 1-0 win at Camp Nou Stadium here against a battling Levante.
Vatican City, April 18 (IANS/EFE) Pope Francis was presented with a jersey signed by Argentine soccer star Messi by a group of priests during Wednesday's public audience.
Madrid, April 15 (IANS) FC Barcelona rested key players for their Spanish Primera Liga game away to Zaragoza, but still had few problems as they cruised to a 3-0 win which takes them three points closer to the league title.
Madrid, April 14 (IANS) FC Barcelona will take a much depleted squad to face struggling Zaragoza in the La Romareda Stadium.
Madrid, April 12 (IANS) The possibility of a 'Classico' between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid in the Champions League will have to wait until the final as a result of the semi-final draw announced in Nyon (Switzerland) Friday.
Barcelona, April 11 (IANS) Lionel Messi may have only played 30 minutes and he looked to still be carrying a hamstring strain, but his entry on the pitch was enough to send Barcelona into the Champions League semifinals.
Barcelona, April 9 (IANS) Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez is optimistic about his side reaching the Champions League semifinals Wednesday night.
Barcelona, April 9 (IANS) Barcelona are looking for another magical night at the Camp Nou Stadium Wednesday when they try to secure a place in the Champions League by beating Paris Saint Germain.
Madrid, April 6 (IANS) FC Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has admitted he would like to play in the English Premier League.
Madrid, April 4 (IANS) This weekend sees the 30th round of matches in the Spanish Primera Liga and another weekend in which FC Barcelona and Real Madrid will play their respective games with more than a eye on the return leg of their respective Champions League games.
London, Apr 3 (ANI): French legend Zinedine Zidane has touted Tottenham Hotspur player Gareth Bale as the best player in Europe this season.
Paris, April 3 (IANS) FC Barcelona have paid a heavy price for the 2-2 draw in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie away to Paris Saint Germain after star player Lionel Messi had to be substituted at the halftime break and defender Javier Mascherano too being stretchered off late in the game.
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) The Indian Premier League T20 tourney - synonymising cricket, cash, controversies and dollops of glamour - opens its sixth edition Tuesday with a cultural gala marrying the rhythm of American rap music with Bollywood dhamaka, but ironically at a iconic soccer venue where the likes of Lionel Messi have mesmerised tens of thousands of spectators in the past.
Madrid, March 31 (IANS) FC Barcelona saw two points escape as they closed-in on the La Liga title as they could only draw 2-2 away to Celta Vigo.
Barcelona, March 29 (IANS) Lionel Messi could add another record to his already staggering list of achievements if he scores for Barcelona on their visit to play relegation staring Celta Vigo Saturday evening.
La Paz, March 27 (IANS) Argentina missed the chance to all but secure their place at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Bolivia here.
La Paz, March 26 (IANS) Lionel Messi said Argentina will be wary of the threat posed by the altitude of La Paz when they meet Bolivia here in Tuesday's football World Cup qualifier for 2014 Brazil.
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi is reportedly eyeing another milestone after getting to just two goals behind Diego Maradona's international total of 34 which guided Argentina closer to qualifying for next year's World Cup in Brazil.
Buenos Aires, March 23 (IANS) Lionel Messi set up two goals and scored another as Argentina defeated Venezuela 3-0 to extend their lead at the top of the South American World Cup qualifying standings.
Buenos Aires, March 22 (IANS) Argentinean football star Lionel Messi says fans of his country's national team are more enthusiastic than ever before, snapping up all the tickets to the team's Friday match against Venezuela in the capital Buenos Aires.
Paris, March 21 (IANS) The 2014 Dakar Rally will begin Jan 5 in Rosario, the Argentinean city where football star Lionel Messi was born, and will end Jan 18 in Valparaiso, Chile, organisers announced here.
Buenos Aires, March 21 (IANS/EFE) Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi this week in the elimination match between Argentina and Venezuela for the 2014 World Cup will debut a tattoo on his left leg with the name and the hands of his son Thiago.
London, Mar 18 (ANI): Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has admitted he has cried many times after performing poorly for his national team, Argentina.
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Noted journalist Aparisim 'Bobby Bobby Ghosh, an Indian national, has been named the editor of Time International.
Madrid, March 14 (IANS) Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has said the current generation of footballer were due for a historic fightback.
Madrid, March 13 (IANS) Leo Messi was the architect of a magnificent display by Barcelona as they overturned their 0-2 first leg defeat to AC Milan registering a 4-0 win over the Italians in the Camp Nou stadium in a Champions League round of 16 second leg match here.
Miracles do happen in Lionel Messi's Barcelona Club and one such miracle was seen when Barcelona defeated seven-times European Cup winners AC Milan on Tuesday by 4-0 and became the first team in history of competition to overturn a two-goal first-leg deficit without the benefit of an away goal.
London, Mar 12 (ANI): Football ace Lionel Messi has dismissed rumours of a crisis at his club Barcelona and said that the Spanish champions will keep their Champions League hopes alive with a rousing comeback at home against AC Milan on Tuesday.
Madrid, March 11 (IANS) The moment of truth arrives for FC Barcelona as they entertain AC Milan in the Camp Nou Stadium Tuesday night knowing they need to score three goals if they are to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
London, Mar. 11 (ANI): David Beckham has been named the world's richest footballer with a whopping 175 million pound fortune.
Madrid, March 10 (IANS) FC Barcelona enjoyed an easy 2-0 win at home to Deportivo la Coruna to prepare for their Champions League clash at home to AC Milan Tuesday.
Madrid, March 8 (IANS) FC Barcelona star Leo Messi admits that his side will have a difficult task if they want to remain in this season's Champions League.
London, Mar 8 (ANI): Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has reportedly set his sights on a possible move to Spanish giant Barcelona if he is dumped by United boss Sir Alex Ferguson at the end of this season.
Rio de Janeiro, March 5 (IANS) Neymar has rejected the latest reports linking him with a move to Barcelona by insisting he has still not considered leaving Brazilian club Santos.
London, Mar 5 (ANI): Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has said that Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo may be back at Old Trafford for the next season, ahead of the second leg of their Champions League pre-quarterfinal clash against Real Madrid.
Madrid, Mar 1 (IANS) The chance for revenge or to rub salt further into the wounds comes around quickly sometimes in football, at least that is what the players for Real Madrid and FC Barcelona must be thinking at the moment.
New Delhi, Mar 1 (IANS) In a first, Star Sports and ESPN HD will telecast the highly anticipated 'El Clasico' between La Liga rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona live during prime-time on Saturday.
New Delhi, Mar 1 (IANS) In-form Thai golfer Chawalit Plaphol will lead a cosmopolitan cast of Asian Tour champions when the region's premier Tour heads to the $300,000 SAIL-SBI Open next week.
London, Feb 28 (ANI): Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has claimed Tottenham Hotspurs winger Gareth Bale isn't in the same league as Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi yet, adding the Welsh international would have to consistently perform for next few years to prove himself.
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 26 (IANS) Former France captain and footballing legend Marcel Desailly paid tribute to Argentina and FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi, who scored 91 goals in 2012, beating Gerd Muller's all-time record of 85 which dates back to 1972.
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 26 (IANS) Barcelona defender Daniel Alves says Neymar has already signed a deal to join Barcelona after his contract expires with Santos in July 2014.
Barcelona, Feb 25 (IANS) Barcelona take on Real Madrid in the return leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final this Tuesday night in the Camp Nou Stadium in what promises to be 90 minutes filled with tension.
Madrid, Feb 24 (IANS) Both Barcelona and Real Madrid began preparations for their Copa del Rey semi-final return leg in their respective Spanish La Liga matches Saturday night.
Madrid, Feb 17 (IANS) Lionel Messi scored two more goals in his incredible season as FC Barcelona took a hard fought 2-1 win away to Granada to ensure they at least retain their lead at the top of Spain's La Liga over Atletico Madrid and third placed Real Madrid.
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Lionel Messi has passed yet another milestone in his already stellar career after he scored 300th goal for Barcelona as the Spanish La Liga leaders came from behind to beat Granada 2-1 on Saturday.
London, Feb 13 (ANI): Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted his surprise at the progress made by former United star Cristiano Ronaldo, and said that he is a threat to the English club.
Madrid, Feb 9 (IANS) FC Barcelona will look to get back to winning ways when they entertain Getafe in the Camp Nou Stadium Sunday.
London, Feb 8(ANI): Sprint king Usain Bolt's road to appear again at the Olympic stadium this year has been cleared after the government finally agreed to a tax exemption for overseas superstars.
Washington, Feb 8(ANI): Lionel Messi has signed a new deal with Spanish giants Barcelona, which would tie the four-times Ballon d'Or winner with the Catalan club till 2018.
London, Feb 6(ANI): Brazilian striker Neymar has claimed England has no chance of winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup in because they are over-reliant on their only match-winner Wayne Rooney,
London, Feb. 3 (ANI): Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has reckoned that Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo's arrogance is stopping him from being viewed as the world's best player.
London, Feb 2 (ANI): A book containing ingenious James Bond-style gadgets invented by British "spooks" to help prisoners of war escape has been sold at an auction for over 5,000 pounds.
Madrid, Feb 2 (IANS) FC Barcelona travel to Valencia's Mestalla Stadium Sunday night for one of the most difficult games they have left in the Spanish Primera Liga football season.
Madrid, Jan 31 (IANS) In a game where all the build-up had been written about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, young Real Madrid defender Rafael Varane stole the show in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final here.
Buenos Aires, Jan 30 (IANS) Paraguayan footballer Juan Manuel Iturbe from Portugal's FC Porto has been loaned to Argentina's River Plate on a six-month deal.
Buenos Aires, Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi said in an interview published over the weekend that he did not care about records and only wanted to help his club and the Argentine national team win.
Madrid, Jan 28 (IANS) Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo continued their particular head-to-head rivalry in the Spanish football league La Liga just three days before their respective sides meet in the first leg of the Spanish Copa del Rey semifinal Wednesday.
Madrid, Jan 28 (IANS) "Anything you can do, I can do better." That was the message Barcelona striker Lionel Messi sent to Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 27 (IANS) Brazil does not have a plan B for next year's FIFA World Cup on home soil, according to the team's technical director Carlos Alberto Parreira.
London, January 26 (ANI): A catalogue, which details top secret designs for gadgets which British prisoners of war used to fool the enemy, offers a remarkable and fascinating insight into the inventive methods used by soldiers during the Second World War.
Madrid, Jan 25 (IANS) FC Barcelona set up a Copa del Rey semifinal tie against bitter rivals Real Madrid when they won the return leg of their quarterfinal against Malaga 4-2.
Barcelona, Jan 24 (IANS/EFE) Milan Pique Mebarak, the newborn son of Colombian pop star Shakira and Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique, has become a member of his father's FC Barcelona club at birth.
London, Jan.22 (ANI): In a bid to compete with social networking sites and Google, The Financial Times has been planning to cut down staff to shift their traditional print news environment to a more digitally focused networked business.
Madrid, Jan 21 (IANS) FC Barcelona are mortal - that is the news that can be spread after match day 20 of the Spanish football league La Liga.
Madrid, Jan 21 (IANS) Spainish club Atletico Madrid will lose their top scorer Radamel Falcao for three weeks as the Colombian injured his leg.
Buenos Aires, Jan 21 (IANS/EFE) Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi donated nearly 1 million pesos (about $202,000) to a sports facility used by children from low-income families in his hometown of Rosario, Argentina, his foundation said.
Barcelona, Jan 20 (IANS) Barcelona striker Leo Messi insists the birth of his son, Thiago, at the end of 2012 was the most important event in his life, way above any goal he has ever scored or the fourth Balon d'Or award he received at the start of 2013.
Barcelona, Jan 20 (IANS) Barcelona surrendered a 2-0 lead against Real Sociedad to crash to their first defeat of the Spanish La Liga football season.
London, January 19 (ANI): Khloe Kardashian dug out some old photos of herself and her sisters showing them wearing next to nothing before they were famous and posted them online for her fans.
Kingston (Jamaica), Jan 16 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica's sportsman of the year 2012, Usain Bolt, says he is not tired of receiving awards since they are a reflection of the hard work he put into preparing for competition.
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 14 (IANS) The cousin of Barcelona star Lionel Messi is poised to sign with Brazilian top-flight football club Vitoria.
Madrid, Jan 12 (IANS) China's national football team coach Jose Camacho said Saturday that a Spanish player should have won the prestigious Balon d'Or award.
Madrid, Jan 12 (IANS) The spotlight will shine on various players when La Liga leaders FC Barcelona take to the pitch in Malaga's La Rosaleda Stadium Sunday evening.
Madrid, Jan 12 (IANS) FC Barcelona striker Leo Messi said that he hoped to add further Balon d'Or trophies to the four he has won in the past four years.
Madrid, Jan 11 (IANS) Barcelona had few problems in booking their place in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey football.
Madrid, Jan 10 (IANS) Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has made a call for unity in the team after scoring a hat-trick to take his side into the Copa del Rey quarters.
Rio De Janeiro, Jan 9 (IANS) Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner, who became the first human to go through the sound barrier when he made the highest ever freefall from 39km (24 miles) over New Mexico in October, has been nominated for the 2013 Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year award, following a vote by the world's media.
London, Jan 9(ANI): Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has admitted he wouldn't hesitate to swap one of his four Ballon d'Or trophies with a FIFA World Cup winner's medal with his country Argentina.
Zurich, Jan 8 (IANS) The awards gala for the Ballon D'Or can be seen as a fiesta for Spanish football.
Wellington, Jan. 8 (ANI): Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi has added another award to his list of achievements after he won an unprecedented fourth and consecutive Ballon d'Or award.
Zurich, Jan 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lionel Messi won the 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year award for a record fourth-successive time after a record-breaking haul of 91 goals over 12 months.
Barcelona, Jan 7 (IANS) Barcelona kicked off 2013 La Liga football season with a victory, continuing their unbeaten track of 2012.
London, Jan 4(ANI): Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed fans will never accept club signing promising but unknown young players as they always expect from him to sign world class players like Lionel Messi.