FC Barcelona Players

Lionel Messi

Lionel Andrés Messi - FC Barcelona
Full name Lionel Andrés Messi
Nationality Argentinian
Date of birth June 24, 1987 (1987-06-24)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6+1?2 in)
Nickname Leo, Lio, Pulga
Position Supporting striker / Attacking Midfielder / Striker
Number 10

Lionel Andrés Messi (born 24 June 1987 in Rosario) is an Argentine international football player who played for FC Barcelona in the Primera División, and appears on Argentina's national team. Often touted in the media as New Maradona, Messi has been publicly named as his "successor" by Diego Maradona himself.


He is regarded as the best football player of his generation and one of the best in the history of the sport. Messi received several Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations by the age of 21, and won in 2009 and 2010.


Video: Best of Lionel Messi



Lionel Messi was born in Santa Fe Province on 24 June 1987. At the age of five, he started playing football for Grandoli, a club coached by his father. In 1995, Messi switched to Newell's Old Boys. At the age of 11, he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency.


River Plate showed interest in Messi's progress, but did not have enough money to pay for the treatment of the illness, which cost over £500 a month. As Argentina's economy was collapsing, Carles Rexach, then sporting director of FC Barcelona, was made aware of Messi's talent, and Barcelona signed him after watching him play, offering to pay for the medical bills if he was willing to move to start a new life in Spain. His family moved with the young player to Europe and he starred in the club’s youth teams.


He soon found himself starting for the Barcelona B team, averaging more than a goal per game, by scoring 35 goals in 30 matches.


In October 2004, Messi made his official début for the first team against RCD Espanyol, becoming the third-youngest player ever to play for FC Barcelona. When he scored his first senior goal for the club against Albacete Balompié on May 1, 2005, Messi was 17 years, 10 months and 7 days old, becoming the youngest to ever score in a La Liga game for FC Barcelona.



In 2021 he joins Paris Saint Germain for a new adventure.


More info on Wikipedia....

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  1. Great - Joe (7 Sep 2023 - 08:56)

    Great player

  2. Hui - Hiu (7 Aug 2023 - 10:00)


  3. Nice - Kk (29 Jun 2023 - 11:08)

    Nice article

  4. futbol - a (20 May 2023 - 10:22)

    messi will always be the first choice in my opinion and yes I get it there is ronaldo fans in this comment section that are commenting about how ronaldo is better and yes maybe he is but messi has always done his best his whole life and so has ronaldo but I will forever be a messi fan.

  5. Ronaldo - Michael Jackson (19 May 2023 - 10:10)

    Guys Ronaldos better no cap

  6. Face facts - Everyone inside (19 May 2023 - 10:10)

    Messi Isn't good any more. Mbappe is better.

  7. Football - Abdul wareez DX (31 Mar 2023 - 09:08)

    Lionel Messi is my role model
    I loves his character

  8. Messi - Samuel (27 Mar 2023 - 08:06)

    Messi is one of the best football players in the world.

  9. Messi - Me (31 Jan 2023 - 09:14)

    Thank you this helped a ton! :)

  10. messi/soccer - Caiden (19 Jan 2023 - 09:04)

    Messi is one of the BEST soccer players i've ever seen i hope to meet you one day.Just so you know i look up to you and i hpe to be as good as you someday!!!!

  11. messi - Caiden (19 Jan 2023 - 09:04)

    hi i want to be liike you someday day i am striker also midfielder NO.10 and i would LOVE to meet you.Someday im going to play on your team someday i just know it.

  12. Comment - Davis nayebare (19 Jan 2023 - 09:02)

    Wow.i cant say i am better than Messi coz but i once want to play with him

  13. English - Owen (18 Jan 2023 - 15:07)

    I love Messi that he is good man and very kindly on everyone i think . I'm your fan when I was 10 years old and until now . I want to say u should take the world Cap for your country .

  14. soccor - Me (18 Jan 2023 - 15:07)

    ronaldo rules in the face of messi

  15. ⚽⚽⚽⚽messi - Me (18 Jan 2023 - 15:07)


  16. best player of all time - Fhadama boi (18 Jan 2023 - 15:07)

    I will ones be like messi

  17. Leo messi fan - Nas (18 Jan 2023 - 15:04)

    My name is NAS MALIK from cameroon Am a real barcelona fan from child hode and i had love leo messi so much even right now my football team in town is barcelon and my shirt name is messi and number is 10 my legend i need your help i want to be like you one day my cotact is 674898553 thnks

  18. messi - David (17 Dec 2022 - 11:00)

    Messi is a man that is gentle unless yu find is trouble he is one of the best in the world right now he is also one of my idol I follow his foot steps day by day I hpoe to see him one day

  19. Football - David (11 Dec 2022 - 12:44)

    Football game is a game of love
    That is what some people are not understand

  20. Best Player of All time in the century - MESSI FAN INDIA (11 Dec 2022 - 12:44)

    Jai MESSI

  21. i love Messi i am your fan - rithin (25 Nov 2022 - 16:50)

    pls come back to FCB Messi pls

  22. owusu - elvis (18 Nov 2022 - 08:52)

    I am owusu elvis from Ghana,west africa.I really want to have gift from messi oneday.Please help me.my contact is +233597266873.

  23. sui - sui (19 Oct 2022 - 10:00)

    messi on top

  24. Messi - Seyifunmi Jonathan (13 Oct 2022 - 14:16)

    Messi pls sponsor to 1 football academy

  25. To messi - Gabriel junior (1 Oct 2022 - 12:08)

    I want to be great like you. please come help me, I will be eager to follow you if you can sponsor me to football academy

  26. soccer - me (27 Sep 2022 - 09:56)

    messi is cool but I love Lewandowski :)

  27. L-messi - World (17 Aug 2022 - 10:04)

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  28. On Lionel meesi - Ugbon Christopher (14 Jul 2022 - 21:56)

    Am a die hard Barcelona fan I love Lionel Meesi Soo much....and love to see him some day
    And most importantly, will love to work for Barcelona some day too.

  29. mustapha - from nigeria (27 May 2022 - 07:10)

    I wish our dear team success am a real fans of Barcelona thanks

  30. Goals - tylerjkerr14@gmail.com (10 May 2022 - 08:58)

    Your better than Ronaldo. I'm your no.fan your younger than him and I think you have more talent

  31. Lionel messi and Barcelona team - Godspower Sunday (5 May 2022 - 14:26)

    I'm a footballer with great talent but no one to help me football has always been my dreams and calling just like messi and Ronaldo but no one to help me improve my talent
    Pls I really need help
    I'm a Nigeria

  32. L - Vidal (14 Apr 2022 - 09:26)

    You’re doing a great job in the top five or

  33. MESSI - AMIR (14 Jan 2022 - 09:44)


  34. I want to be like Messi, the world's best footballer - My name is Augustine Agyei (12 Jan 2022 - 18:31)

    Leo Messi the King of football, I love you so much. I am willing to be like you. I want to score more goals as you are scoring and become the world's best footballer ever

  35. I want to become a professional footballer - My name Awwal baligh (23 Dec 2021 - 15:10)

    I indeed love you andres messi,i am from nigeria i'm 16years old a left winger and a supporting striker though i'm a local player and i will be so glad if you can help me cause i'm the only one my family is looking up to thanks my number is +234 or 08122282644

  36. lionel messi - william (13 Dec 2021 - 08:40)

    lionel im a fan of you but i have a questions cold you please awnswer im writing a biogrofy abaut you and im in th 4th grade can you please tell me some good but easy facts abaut you -to:lionel messi -from:william

  37. Soccer - Archie (10 Dec 2021 - 08:38)

    No matter what the fans of Ronaldo say Messi is the best soccer player in the universe. One day I hope To be able to play like Messi

  38. messi - messi (13 Oct 2021 - 09:28)

    i love messi and i wish to play like him in future and play bttr than ronaldo

  39. Leo messi - Bad Azza (4 Oct 2021 - 17:02)

    Vamos Messi❤️

  40. Kumagannam - Ado danladi (18 Sep 2021 - 11:30)

    Thank you lionel messi

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  42. Lionel Messi - Gavin (8 Sep 2021 - 07:46)

    Messi is the greatest player to ever live, he has done all of soccer. Messi done everything and there's no more to do. Messi countinue your path and never quit for me please?.

    The one who made football what it is now.

  43. talking - NOAH (28 May 2021 - 09:34)

    I am like your biggest fan you inspire me and I like to play soccer because of you and I want to be just as good as you and please dont quit soccer just please

  44. Lionel messi - Abraham emmanuel (13 May 2021 - 09:10)

    I an a good defender i will like to play for FC BACELONA this is my contact 09138164329

  45. Lionel Messi - Eric (26 Mar 2021 - 09:34)

    Lionel Messi is undoubtedly the best player ever and the best player during his era.He is a full package of everything in football

  46. Lionel Messi - Henorch small (29 Dec 2020 - 09:00)

    Lionel messi
    The best player i too wish to become a footballer i just need someone help Meet me on facebook
    Henorch small

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  48. Messi - safiu (13 Nov 2020 - 14:00)

    Mess I please help me I to become a footballer.

  49. MESSI - MESSI (15 Oct 2020 - 10:42)

    HE is THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. best player - best go (11 Oct 2020 - 12:26)

    messi is barcalona hero he is the hero,hero,hero

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