Lionel Messi

About Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is an Argentine forward currently playing for Barcelona, as well as captaining his national team.

He is often regarded as the best player in the world, as well as one of the greatest of all time. Messi has won a record number of Ballon d'Or awards,and European Golden Shoes.

Messi was born in Rosario on 24 June, 1987, where at the age of four he joined local club Grandoli, where he was coached by his father. At the age of 13, he moved to Spain to join Barcelona where he debuted at 17 years old in 2004. 

He has spent his entire professional career with Barca, where he has won a club-record number of trophies, including 10 La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and six Copas del Rey.

"Leo" holds the record for the most goals in La Liga, and has scored over 700 senior career goals for both his club and country.