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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

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo Finally Stops Lionel Messi’s Domination In La Liga Awards

By IBTimes AU

Ronaldo won the La Liga best player award (7:02 am)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, REAL MADRID

Barcelona's Lionel Messi (L) reacts as Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo closes in
Real Madrid Defeat Barcelona 3-1 In First 'El Clasico' Of The Season

By IBTimes AU

Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Karim Benzema secure the victory for Real Madrid despite Neymar's early goal (Oct 27)

MORE TOPICS: REAL MADRID

NBA player Jeremy Lin of Los Angeles Lakers
Jeremy Lin’s Summer Job: Employee At Adidas Store In Taiwan

By IBTimes AU

Jeremy Lin posed as an adidas employee and pranked customers in the store (Oct 23)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, JAPAN, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo kisses his Best Player UEFA 2014 Award during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League Cup soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo August 28, 2014.
Cristiano Ronaldo Refuses To Receive Golden Boot Award With Luis Suarez

By IBTimes AU

Ronaldo refused to receive the Golden Boots award at the same ceremony as Suarez. (Oct 11)

MORE TOPICS: MANCHESTER UNITED, REAL MADRID

Barcelona's Neymar (L) celebrates his second goal with Lionel Messi against Mexico's club Leon during their Joan Gamper Trophy soccer match at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona August 18, 2014.
FC Barcelona News: Lionel Messi Tips Neymar To Become Number One

By IBTimes AU

FC Bacelona centre-forward Lionel Messi believes that his teammate and fellow South American, Neymar, has all the tools to become THE number one player in the world. (Oct 03)

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(L to R) Real Madrid's Sami Khedira, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Daniel Carvajal and Toni Kroos attend a training session ahead of their UEFA Super Cup soccer match against Sevilla at Cardiff City Stadium, Wales, August 11, 2014.
Top 5 Richest Sports Team

By IBTimes AU

Here are the top five richest and most valuable sports team. (Sep 25)

MORE TOPICS: REAL MADRID, LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE, SOCIAL NETWORKS, NEW YORK, UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, MANCHESTER UNITED

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5 Latinos Who Took Over the World

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Here are five special Hispanics who continue to not just entertain, but help shape the world today (Sep 25)

MORE TOPICS: ARGENTINA, MEXICO, NEW YORK, BILLBOARD, JENNIFER LOPEZ

Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo(top) attend a training session at Valdebebas training grounds, outside Madrid August 5, 2014.
FIFA World Cup's 5 Richest Footballers In 2014

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Find out who among the FIFA World Cup athletes are the richest. (Sep 24)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, PORTUGAL, ARGENTINA, CAMEROON, WAYNE ROONEY, REAL MADRID

FC Barcelona's player Xavi Hernandez waves before a news conference at Joan Gamper training camp, near Barcelona August 5, 2014. Spain midfielder Xavi has retired from internationals at the age of 34, he said on Tuesday. The Barcelona player represen
Xavi Says He Doesn’t Want To Leave Barcelona, Calls Messi As The Greatest Ever

By IBTimes AU

Xavi wants to stay at Barcelona. (Sep 18)