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Lionel Messi: Argentine association football player
Lionel Andrés Messi, also known as Leo Messi, is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and captains the Argentina national team. Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Messi has won a record six Ballon d'Or awards, a record six European Golden Shoes, and in 2020 was named to the Ballon d'Or Dream Team. Until leaving the club in 2021, he had spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he won a club-record 35 trophies, including ten La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey titles and four UEFA Champions Leagues. A prolific goalscorer and creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most goals in La Liga (474), a La Liga and European league season (50), most hat-tricks in La Liga (36) and the UEFA Champions League (8), and most assists in La Liga (192), a La Liga season (21) and the Copa América (17). He also holds the record for most international goals by a South American male (80). Messi has scored over 750 senior career goals for club and country, and has the most goals by a player for a single club.

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UEFA Champions League: Mbappe, Messi, Neymar set to play together for first time [Video]

UEFA Champions League: Mbappe, Messi, Neymar set to play together for first time

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Messi breaks Pele's record as Argentines return to the stadium [Video]

Messi breaks Pele's record as Argentines return to the stadium

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Paris St-Germain 3-2 RB Leipzig: Lionel Messi scores twice in comeback win

Lionel Messi scores twice as Paris St-Germain come from behind to beat RB Leipzig in the Champions League.
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Argentina v Uruguay: Lionel Messi makes South American history with 80th international goal

Lionel Messi makes more history as he becomes the first South American player to score 80 international goals.
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Ballon d'Or: Jorginho, Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski among nominees for award

Chelsea's Jorginho is nominated for the men's Ballon d'Or award, along with Paris St-Germain's Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski.
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Lionel Messi: Barcelona president hoped 'he would play for free' before joining PSG

Barcelona president Joan Laporta says he had hoped Lionel Messi would stay at the club and "play for free".
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Lionel Messi: The inside story of Paris St-Germain forward's first months in France

Lionel Messi spent 21 years at Barcelona. BBC Sport's Guillem Balague reports on his first two months with new club Paris St-Germain.
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'Mohamed Salah better than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo', says Chris Sutton

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah "is the best player in the world" at the moment, says former Blackburn striker Chris Sutton.
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'Unstoppable' Lionel Messi ends 'desperate' goal search for PSG against Man City

Lionel Messi's first PSG goal was the moment European football had been waiting for and the one Pep Guardiola knew was probably "unstoppable".
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Paris St-Germain 2-0 Manchester City: Lionel Messi scores first PSG goal in win

Lionel Messi scores his first Paris St-Germain goal in stunning fashion as they beat Manchester City in the Champions League.
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PSG v Man City: Will Lionel Messi break goal drought against Pep Guardiola's side?

Messi has six goals in four games against Guardiola but is yet to settle in Paris - will he end his PSG drought against Man City on Tuesday?
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Lionel Messi: PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino reveals knee injury was the reason for substitution

Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino reveals a knee injury was the reason he substituted Lionel Messi during Sunday's win over Lyon.
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Paris St-Germain 2-1 Lyon: Lionel Messi replaced on PSG home debut

Lionel Messi makes his home debut for Paris St-Germain but is replaced in the second half as they beat Lyon.
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Lionel Messi: How much do you know about PSG's new signing?

As Lionel Messi prepares to make his home debut for PSG, how much do you know about one of the world's finest ever footballers?
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Transfer rumours: Haaland, Messi, De Ligt, Rice, Cavani

Manchester United still want Erling Braut Haaland, Messi's salary revealed, Chelsea are interested in Matthijs de Ligt, plus more.
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Transfer rumours: Rice, Pogba, Messi, Keita, Rudiger, Lacazette, Roberto

Man Utd make Rice move priority next summer, Pogba agent says midfielder could move back to Juventus, Liverpool open contract talks with Keita, plus more.
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Club Bruges 1-1 Paris St-Germain: Lionel Messi kept quiet on first start

Lionel Messi struggles to make an impact on his first start for Paris St-Germain as they are held to a draw at Club Bruges.
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Transfer rumours: Rudiger, Rice, Lewandowski, Bellingham, Messi, Ozil, Kessie

PSG eye Rudiger, Man Utd target Rice, Real Madrid consider Lewandowski move, Dortmund agree new Bellingham deal, plus more.
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Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe named in PSG squad for Reims game

Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe have all been included in Paris St-Germain's squad for their game at Reims on Sunday.
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Champions League draw: Manchester City to face PSG and Chelsea will meet Juventus

Premier League champions Manchester City will face Lionel Messi's new club Paris St-Germain in the Champions League group stage.
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Transfer rumours: Messi, Rice, Bernardo, Tolisso, Ndombele, Neves, Rodriguez

Beckham holds Messi talks, Rice unhappy with £100m price tag, AC Milan eye Bernardo Silva, Tottenham identify possible Kane replacement, plus more.
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Lionel Messi must wait for Paris St-Germain debut after being left out of Friday's match

Lionel Messi must wait to make his much-anticipated debut for Paris St-Germain after being left out for Friday's Ligue 1 game at Brest.
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Messi, Grealish, Lukaku, Sancho: Has Covid created a 'European Super League' of big spenders?

After a transfer window of big-money moves involving the wealthiest clubs, BBC Sport asks: Has the pandemic widened the financial gap between those at the top and the rest?
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Lionel Messi's welcome package at PSG includes cryptocurrency fan tokens

Lionel Messi's contract at Paris Saint Germain includes some of the French club's cryptocurrency fan tokens.
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Transfer rumours: Lukaku, Ramsdale, Varane, Abraham, Kounde, Vestergaard, Messi

Romelu Lukaku close to Chelsea move, Arsenal chase Aaron Ramsdale, Manchester United set to announce Raphael Varane deal, plus more.
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Lionel Messi: PSG are 'ready to fight for all the trophies'

Lionel Messi says he believes his new club Paris St-Germain are "ready to fight for all the trophies", having signed a two-year contract with the French side after leaving Barcelona.
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Lionel Messi dreams of Champions League win at Paris St-Germain

Lionel Messi says he dreams of winning the Champions League once more after joining Paris St-Germain, adding: "I think we have the team to do it here."
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Messi says he wants more trophies and is 'excited' by Paris Saint-Germain move

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Lionel Messi has said he wants to "keep winning titles" as he gave his first news conference as a Paris Saint-Germain player, saying he was "excited" to have signed for the French club.
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Transfer rumours: Messi, Martial, Martinez, Zakaria, Shaqiri, Buta, Zouma

PSG to sell up to 10 players to fund Messi deal, Spurs still in for Martinez, Man City duo set for new contract talks, plus more.
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Lionel Messi signs two-year Paris St-Germain deal after leaving Barcelona

Lionel Messi signs a two-year deal to join Paris St-Germain after leaving Barcelona.
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'Lionel Messi feels betrayed by Barcelona' - the inside track on PSG-bound star's Nou Camp exit

Read the inside track on how Lionel Messi's Barcelona exit came about, with the club legend said to feel betrayed.
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Lionel Messi agrees Paris St-Germain deal after Barcelona exit - Guillem Balague

Lionel Messi agrees a deal with Paris St-Germain to join the French club, says BBC Sport columnist Guillem Balague.
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Lionel Messi agrees to join Paris Saint-Germain on two-year contract after leaving Barcelona

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Lionel Messi has agreed to join Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year contract, according to Sky Sports News.
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Transfer rumours: Messi, Lukaku, Pogba, Doku, Abraham, Lingard, Sterling

Manchester United may be preparing late offer for Messi, Romelu Lukaku in line for Chelsea opener, plus more.
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Jack Grealish: Manchester City midfielder says he 'teared up' in Aston Villa exit

Jack Grealish says his departure from Aston Villa for Manchester City was as emotional as Lionel Messi's final Barcelona press conference and that he "teared up" as he left the team.
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Transfer rumours: Messi, Trippier, Haaland, Icardi, Griezmann, Origi, Dzeko, Cunha

Lionel Messi is set to have a medical on Monday before a move to Paris St-Germain, Arsenal are ready to make a bid for Kieran Trippier, plus more.
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Lionel Messi in tears as he receives ovation from FC Barcelona at press conference

Lionel Messi is distraught as he receives a standing ovation from team-mates, journalists, officials and his family at a press conference confirming his departure from FC Barcelona
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'So grateful': Lionel Messi in tears as he bids farewell to Barcelona

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Lionel Messi was in tears as he held a news conference to confirm he is leaving FC Barcelona.
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Outgoing Barcelona star Lionel Messi will hold a news conference today in his first public appearance since the club announced he would be leaving.
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola confirms Harry Kane interest, but says Lionel Messi 'not in thoughts'

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola confirms the club's interest in Tottenham striker Harry Kane but says Lionel Messi is "not in our thoughts".
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Lionel Messi: Barcelona president Joan Laporta says new deal would have risked club's future

Barcelona trying to keep Lionel Messi could have put the club at risk for 50 years, says president Joan Laporta.
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Lionel Messi: Is this really the end for Argentina forward at Barcelona?

After Barcelona announce that Lionel Messi "shall not be staying", is this really the end for the Argentine at the Nou Camp?
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Transfer rumours: Messi, Kane, Lukaku, Correa, Trippier, Aouar, Abraham, Armstrong

News that Lionel Messi is not staying at Barcelona opens the door for Man City and PSG, while Arsenal take interest in Lazio's Joaquin Correa, plus more.
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Lionel Messi: Ten great goals for Barcelona

Watch 10 great goals by Lionel Messi for Barcelona in the 2020-21 season.
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