Lionel Messi

Argentine footballer (born 1987)

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Lionel Messi: Argentine footballer (born 1987)
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. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Messi has won a record seven Ballon d'Or awards and a record six European Golden Shoes, and in 2020 he 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 34 trophies, including 10 La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey titles and four UEFA Champions Leagues. With his country, he won the 2021 Copa América and the 2022 FIFA World Cup. A prolific goalscorer and creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most goals in La Liga (474), most hat-tricks in La Liga (36) and the UEFA Champions League (eight), and most assists in La Liga (192) and the Copa América (17). He also has the most international goals by a South American male (99). Messi has scored over 800 senior career goals for club and country, and has the most goals by a player for a single club (672).

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Lionel Messi gets threat note; wife Antonella Roccuzzo’s family-owned store shot at | Oneindia News

Reports have emerged that two men fired shots at a closed supermarket belonging to the family of Lionel Messi's wife, Antonella Roccuzzo late in the night, before leaving a threatening message on the..

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Lionel Messi scores his 800th top-level goal with a free-kick for Argentina in a friendly against Panama in Buenos Aires.
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Lionel Messi to be offered £193m per year to move to Saudi Arabian club, Julian Alvarez to sign new Manchester City contract, plus more.
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Lionel Messi wants PSG to confirm they will continue to compete at the top level before he signs a new deal, says Guillem Balague.
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A grocery store owned by Lionel Messi's in-laws was shot up by two men who fired at least a dozen shots into the shop in Argentina, before sending an ominous threat to the soccer legend ... "Messi,.. - Published

'We're waiting for you': Gunmen leave menacing message for Messi after shooting at in-laws' supermarket

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Gunman targeting a supermarket owned by Lionel Messi's parents-in-law left a threatening written message for the Argentina football star, police say.
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Alaba defends voting for Messi over team-mate Benzema

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Messi wins Best Fifa men's player award

Argentina and Paris St-Germain forward Lionel Messi is named the 2022 best Fifa men's player of the year.
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Aston Villa and Poland right-back Matty Cash tells Football Focus reporter Liam MacDevitt about his World Cup adventure, getting Messi and Mbappe's shirts and playing under Unai Emery.
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Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in his first game in Saudi Arabia and Lionel Messi is also on the scoresheet as PSG edge a Riyadh All-Stars XI.
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No Saudi Arabian offer for Messi - Balague

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'We're facing the Messi of Gaelic at Croke Park'

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Argentina forward Lionel Messi and England trio Leah Williamson, Beth Mead and Keira Walsh are among the nominees for the Fifa Best Awards.
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Lionel Messi Nearly Knocked Off Argentina Bus In Scary Moment At World Cup Parade

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Watch the moment Messi lifts World Cup trophy

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Lionel Messi restores Argentina's lead in extra time as they lead France 3-2 in the World Cup final.
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Fairytale ending for Messi – Argentina beat France in penalty shootout to win World Cup

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