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About Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi (Birth: June 24, 1987) is an Argentine footballer and plays for the Barcelona team.

Personal Biography

Lionel Messi is the father of a baby body named Thiago, who was born on November 2, 2012.

Professional Career

As Footballer

In May 09, Messi warned that Manchester United face a humiliating roll over in Champions League final in Rome.

In August 09, Messi is up for grabs and was put to be offered for new eight million-pound-a-year long-term deal.

Messi believes that he and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney have one thing in common, both of them are passionate about the game.

300 Career Goals

Lionel Messi has scored his 300 and 301st goals of his career when Barcelona thrashed Rayo Vallecano 5-0 in La Liga on 28 October 2012. Out of the 300 goals, Messi has scored 270 for Barcelona and 31 for Argentina in 419 matches.

Breaks Gerd Mueller's record

Lionel Messi has broken the record held by German Gerd Mueller for most goals in a year. Messi struck twice scoring his 85th and 86th goal in 2012 on December 9, 2012 against Real Betis in the Spanish league. Messi has so far scored 74 goals for Barcelona and 12 times for Argentina as on December 10, 2012.

Lionel Messi in News

Media Alert: The Countdown for the Return of the Albiceleste to the Northeast in Friendly Matches Against Ecuador and El Salvador Begins
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - March 10, 2015) - Argentina's National Football team goes head to head with El Salvador and Ecuador in friendly matches with key players in place. The complete player roster for friendly matches scheduled later this month in the Northeast has been confirmed. Amongst the confirmed players is Barca's star, Lionel Messi

Two Times World Champion, Argentina's National Football Team to Face El Salvador's National Football Team in Washington, D.C. on March 28 and Ecuador's National Football Team on March 31 in New York
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - February 26, 2015) - CMN Events today announced that Argentina will play El Salvador on March 28 at 4:00 p.m., EST at FedExField in Washington, D.C. and Ecuador on March 31 at 7:30 p.m., EST at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Both matches fall on what is termed "FIFA dates," which means that club teams must release players to the national teams

In Midst of Demographic Shift, Henry Cardenas Leads His Respected Experiential Marketing Firm & Dreams of Bringing Spain's "El Clasico" to the U.S.
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - August 20, 2014) - Henry Cardenas knows how to put on a good show. He's been doing it for 30 years. The Cali, Colombia born experiential marketing and live events marketing entrepreneur continues to do what he does best with the same passion and engagement that he felt executing his very first live music show back in the early 1980s. 

Hilary Duff Helps Turn Social Images Into a Conversation With Casetify
Hilary Duff, singer, actress and a mom is making a grand come back entrance by joining forces with a tech start-up, Casetify, a social design platform where you can turn Instagram and Facebook photos into custom mobile cases. Debuting an exclusive collection, Casetify offers what Hilary Duff do best; quality designs, effortless chic style.

Customers Score Hat-Trick With Pizza Patron "Any 3" Promo
With the 2014 fútbol season getting ready to heat up in Brazil, Pizza Patrón has created a pizza combo perfect for fútbol game-watching parties and events with family and friends. From June 1 to July 31, Pizza Patron's "Any 3 for $6.99 each" offer will be available with no coupon required.

Turkish Airlines Wins Most Viral Celebrity Spot at Advertising Age’s 2014 Viral Video Awards
Turkish Airlines, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines that was recently voted Europe’s Best Airline for the third year in a row, has been awarded the Most Viral Celebrity Spot in Advertising Age’s 2014 Viral Video Awards for “Kobe vs

Gillette Announces Lionel Messi as New Global Ambassador
Gillette,the world’s leading male grooming brand, has announced Lionel “Leo” Messi as the new global face of its upcoming international football campaign. Gillette has also become a partner of the Leo Messi Foundation to support its mission

Nike Kicks Off MUPC 2014 India Leg
Nike today kicked off the ninth edition in India of its annual grassroots football initiative, the Manchester United Premier Cup (MUPC). At this year’s MUPC, some of the best U15 I-league, state and academy teams will compete for a chance to represent the country in the regional finals in Thailand this June

Pizza Patron(R) Announces Promotion Featuring Pepsi and Lionel Messi
Pizza Patrón announced today that it will kick off a co-branded promotion, "Ponte La Diez" or "Wear the 10," with Pepsi starting Nov. 1, 2012, and scheduled to run through the end of the year.

ESPN STAR Sports Scores with Enhanced Studio Coverage of the Spanish La Liga BBVA with SKY Sports
ESPN STAR Sports (ESS), announced that it will boost its coverage of the Spanish La Liga BBVA starting this weekend by featuring the world-renowned studio presentation from SKY Sports on the Spanish league, beginning with the highly anticipated El Clasico match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on 8 October

Roberto Di Matteo admits that Chelsea are still behind United and City
Says no team can play like Barcelona

'Magical' Iniesta is world's best player, not Ronaldo or Messi: Spanish star Silva
Spanish midfielder David Silva has said his teammate Andres Iniesta is world's best player ahead of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo or Argentina's Lionel Messi.

Chinese clubs eyeing Rooney to conquer football world
Chinese clubs are eyeing Manchester United player Wayne Rooney and other young Premier League stars in a bid to help them conquer the football world.

Lampard believes Cole is the 'greatest left-back' in Three Lion's history
Three Lions striker Frank Lampard believes teammate Ashley Cole is the greatest left-back in England's football history and predicted that he will go on to become our most capped player.

Barca's Messi says 'football is about having fun, not winning'
Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi believes enjoyment should be the prime purpose of football and victory should only be secondary.

Ronaldo hopes to beat Messi to Ballon D'Or honour
Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo, who could finish as Euro 2012's top scorer, hopes to beat Lionel Messi to win the Ballon D'Or as the world's best player.

Portugal coach defends captain Ronaldo over Messi barbs
Portugal coach Paul Bento has said there is no problem with skipper Cristiano Ronaldo's form with the national team following an incident during their last game against Denmark when fans took a dig at the Real Madrid star by chanting Argentina star Lionel Messi's name.

Hazard says Ronaldo, Messi inspires him but Gervinho is best player he ever played with
Belgium international Eden Hazard, who is expected to join Chelsea as soon as the transfer window opens, has said Barcelona magician Lionel Messi and Real Madrid hero Cristiano Ronald inspires him the most, but his firmer Lille teammate Gervinho is the best player he has ever played with.

England's new game plan to find its 'indigenous' Messi
The Football Association has approved new rules that would ensure that small kids play in small-sided games with goals and balls of an appropriate size, and without the pressure of playing league matches with points at stake.

Man City defender Zabaleta cold-shoulders Barcelona after Etihad pay hike
Manchester City right-back Pablo Zabaleta has snubbed Barcelona, after the Etihad outfit increased his salary by 10,000 pounds per week.

Ronaldo says comparing him to Messi like equating 'Ferrari with a Porsche' (Update: Ronaldo)
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed to be better than Argentinean striker Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo, Messi, Portuguese, Ferrari, Porsche
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed to be better than Argentinean striker Lionel Messi.

Redknapp insists Spurs' winger Bale won't join Barcelona
Tottenham Hotspurs manager Harry Redknapp has denied reports that claim a deal worth 32 million pounds has been struck with the Catalan giants Barcelona for winger Gareth Bale.

Barcelona dismiss Drenthe's accusation of racism against Messi
Spanish club Barcelona have dismissed claims made by Everton's on loan player Royston Drenthe that Lionel Messi called him 'negro' many a times when they played against each other in the La Liga.

Everton's Drenthe accuses Barca ace Messi of calling him a 'negro'
Real Madrid player Royston Drenthe, who is in on loan to Premier League team Everton, has accused Barcelona ace Lionel Messi of racially abusing him many times during his playing days in the Spanish La Liga.

'Record-breaker' Messi achieves yet another milestone!
Barcelona midfielder Lionel Messi, who has now developed a knack of breaking records, has shattered the all-time world record for most goals in one season, as his four goals against Espanyol at Nou Camp on Saturday took his tally to an astonishing 72.

Real Madrid wins La Liga title, ends Barcelona's reign at top
Real Madrid ended the reign of arch rivals Barcelona by winning their first Spanish title in four years by beating Athletic Bilbao 3-0 on Wednesday.

'Emotional' Messi pays tribute to 'mentor' Guardiola
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has paid an emotional tribute to Pep Guardiola, after he announced leaving the Catalans at the end of the season.

Argentine soccer star Messi named ambassador of native town Rosario
Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi has been named "Rosario's ambassador in the world" during a ceremony in his home town, which is about 300 kilometers away from Buenos Aires.

'Rooney can become Man U's new Bobby Charlton'
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney can become the club's new Bobby Charlton, Red Devil legend Sammy McIlroy has said.

Messi,Rooney have long way to go before being branded 'greats' like me, says Pele
Brazilian legend Pele has reckoned that French footballer inedine Zidane was a more complete player than Argentine striker Lionel Messi, who is touted as the finest footballer today.

Rooney shortlisted for Ballon d'Or, Ferguson for FIFA's top coach award
England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is among the 23-man shortlist for FIFA's prestigious Ballon d'Or award.

Fabregas denies racially abusing Kanoute
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has denied allegations that he had racially abused Sevilla striker Frederic Kanoute on Saturday during 0-0 La Liga draw.

Man U better than Man City, says Mancini after 6-1 derby win
Roberto Mancini has insisted that his Manchester City side has not overtaken Manchester United as the Premier League's major power - despite thrashing the champions 6-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Soon, a football with brain that helps you compare your game with Messi
Soon you can start kicking off a football that will reveal how your play stacks up against the likes of Lionel Messi.

Man City aims to emulate Barcelona's youth academy
Manchester City are planning a new state-of-the-art training facility similar to Barcelona's youth system.

'Rooney, not Messi, is the best player out there,' says Robbie Fowler
Former Manchester City striker Robbie Fowler reckons that Manchester United star Wayne Rooney, not Barcelona ace Lionel Messi, is the best player in the world on the basis of current form.

Man city striker Aguero signs œ5m Puma sponsorship deal
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has reportedly signed a long term deal, worth five million pounds with the sportswear brand Puma.

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