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Lionel Messi

Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi (Spanish pronunciation: [ljoˈnel anˈdɾes ˈmesi]; born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team as a forward or winger. He also holds Spanish citizenship, which makes him eligible as a EU player. Considered one of the best football players of his generation and frequently cited as the world's best contemporary player, Messi received several Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations by the age of 21 and won both by the age of 22. He also won the 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or at the age of 23. His playing style and ability have drawn comparisons to Diego Maradona, who himself declared Messi his "successor".

Articles About Lionel Messi

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates his second goal during the Spanish first division soccer match against Sevilla at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona November 22, 2014. Messi set a La Liga scoring record of 253 goals when he netted a hat-trick in Satur
FC Barcelona Transfer News: Lack Of Recent Success Could Force Lionel Messi To Leave - Report

By IBTimes AU

Sky Sports Spanish football pundit Guillem Balague opined that FC Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi could be forced to leave the Nou Camp due to a lack of success as of late. (Nov 25)

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi (L) reacts as Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo closes in
Transfer News: FC Barcelona Exit For Messi Is Possible - Tata Martino

By IBTimes AU

Former FC Barcelona manager and now-Argentina overseer Tata Martino believes that Lionel Messi could possibly make his way through the exits of Camp Nou. (Nov 20)

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi (L) reacts as Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo closes in
Transfer News: FC Barcelona Talisman Lionel Messi Unsure About Future

By IBTimes AU

FC Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi never hid his desire to stay at the Nou Camp until he plays his final competitive match in club football, but it seems that Barca's inability to find a leader that can lead them back to glory is getting to the Argentine. (Nov 19)

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Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Crystal Palace at the Emirates stadium in London August 16, 2014.
Cristiano Ronaldo's Goal Tally Might Demoralize Lionel Messi - Arsene Wenger

By IBTimes AU

Arsenela boss Arsene Wenger believes that Cristiano Ronaldo's extraordinary tally in front of goal for Real Madrid this season might have an effect on his top rival, FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi. (Nov 17)

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WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Splurges On 15-Year-Old Son Koraun

By IBTimes AU

Floyd Mayweather Jr. likes to indulge not only himself, but also his children to luxury things. The undefeated boxer gifts his 15-year-old son Koraun with a gold Bentley car for his birthday. (Nov 17)

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates with team mate Alvaro Morata
Cristiano Ronaldo Calling Lionel Messi A Profane Word Is Absolutely False – Report

By IBTimes AU

Cristiano Ronaldo denied the claims of obscene name calling for Lionel Messi. (Nov 14)

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WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather Jr, Cristiano Ronaldo And LeBron James Top The Forbes Rich List

By IBTimes AU

Forbes named Floyd Mayweather Jr, Cristiano Ronaldo and LeBron James as the top three highest-paid athletes. (Nov 07)

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Lionel Messi Of FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona: Messi Might Not Be Able To Replicate Past Superior Form - Tata Martino

By IBTimes AU

Former FC Barcelona manager Tata Martino is in doubt if Nou Camp superstar Lionel Messi will be able to replicate his old superior form after experiencing a decline in form brought about by injuries. (Nov 06)

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Lionel Messi Of FC Barcelona
Lionel Messi Ties Raul Gonzalez’ UEFA Champions Record, Ahead Of Cristiano Ronaldo

By IBTimes AU

Messi equalled Gonzalez' record as the top scorer in UEFA Champions League. (Nov 06)

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring with a penalty kick against Barcelona during their Spanish first division "Clasico" soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid October 25, 2014.
Top 10 Highest Earning Football Players In The World

By IBTimes AU

It isn't surprising that Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and FC Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi are the frontrunners in the list of highest earning football players in the world, but the inclusion of a Premier League flop, a struggling l... (Nov 05)

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