Lionel Messi

Born: June 24, 1987 (age 28)

Height: 5'6.5" (169cm)

Hometown: Rosario, Argentina
Nationality: Argentina Argentine

Position: Forward
Team: Barcelona (no. 10)
Lionel Messi for Barcelona on February 1, 2015
Career History
Youth2000-2003Barcelona
Senior2004-Barcelona
International2005-Argentina
Sports Mole has 3,053 articles about Lionel Messi. Articles 1 to 40:
Arda Turan reacts to a missed chance during the La Liga game between Real Sociedad and Barcelona on April 9, 2016
Arda Turan: 'I will remain patient at Barcelona'
Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan vows to remain "patient" at Camp Nou after a difficult first season with the Catalan giants.
22:47
Lucas Perez of Real Club Deportivo in action during the Teresa Herrera Trophy match between Real Sporting de Gijon and Real Club Deportivo at estadio Municipal de Riazar on August 10, 2014
Report: Barcelona considering Deportivo La Coruna's Lucas Perez
A report claims that Barcelona are considering a summer move for Deportivo La Coruna attacker Lucas Perez.
19:53
Ayoze Perez of Newcastle United celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between A.F.C. Bournemouth and Newcastle United at Vitality Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Bournemouth, England.
Report: Newcastle United striker Ayoze Perez a shock target for Barcelona
Barcelona could reportedly try to sign Newcastle United's young striker Ayoze Perez as a potential understudy to their famous 'MSN' front three.
May 5, 09:59
Ivan Rakitic celebrates scoring during the La Liga match between Real Betis and Barcelona at Estadio Benito Villamarin on April 30, 2016
Result: Barcelona back on top of La Liga
Barcelona return to the top of the La Liga table with just two games to play following a 2-0 win at Real Betis on Saturday night.
Apr 30, 21:20
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the opener during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Sporting Gijon on April 23, 2016
Preview: Real Betis vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Real Betis and Barcelona at the Estadio Benito Villamarin.
Apr 29, 15:37
Antoine Griezmann celebrates in the air after scoring the opener during the Champions League quarter-final between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona on April 13, 2016
David Villa: 'Antoine Griezmann now one of best'
Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann is now on the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, according to former Spain striker David Villa.
Apr 27, 20:33
Ander Herrera celebrates scoring during the Europa League game between Manchester United and FC Midtjylland on February 25, 2016
Ander Herrera wants to play alongside Barcelona's Lionel Messi
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera says that Barcelona's Lionel Messi is the player that he would most like to play alongside.
Apr 27, 20:05
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the opener during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Sporting Gijon on April 23, 2016
Result: Barcelona back on top of La Liga with thumping home win
Barcelona regain first position in La Liga ahead of Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid courtesy of a 6-0 win over Sporting Gijon at Camp Nou on Saturday night.
Apr 23, 21:25
Gerard Pique looks downbeat during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Valencia on April 17, 2016
Team News: Gerard Pique back for Barcelona
Gerard Pique returns from suspension as Barcelona welcome Sporting Gijon to Camp Nou.
Apr 23, 18:43
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the opener during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Sporting Gijon on April 23, 2016
Live Commentary: Barcelona 6-0 Sporting Gijon - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Barcelona and Sporting Gijon at Camp Nou, which ended in a 6-0 home win.
Apr 23, 18:30
Yannick Carrasco and Lionel Messi in action during the Champions League quarter-final between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on April 5, 2016
Luis Enrique plays down Lionel Messi concerns
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique insists that Lionel Messi "is in perfect condition" to face Sporting Gijon in La Liga on Saturday night.
Apr 22, 22:55
Luis Suarez makes it tres during the La Liga game between Deportivo La Coruna and Barcelona on April 20, 2016
Luis Suarez: 'MSN is not untouchable'
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez insists that his team's front three are "not machines" after a drop in form over the last few weeks.
Apr 22, 20:40
Managers Luis Enrique and Abelardo before the La Liga match between Sporting Gijon and Barcelona on February 17, 2016
Preview: Barcelona vs. Sporting Gijon
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Barcelona and Sporting Gijon at Camp Nou.
Apr 22, 12:25
Luis Suarez celebrates his second goal during the La Liga game between Deportivo La Coruna and Barcelona on April 20, 2016
Result: Barcelona put eight past Deportivo La Coruna
Barcelona return to winning ways in La Liga with a thumping 8-0 victory at Deportivo La Coruna on Wednesday night.
Apr 20, 20:48
Sidnei and Luis Suarez in action during the La Liga game between Deportivo La Coruna and Barcelona on April 20, 2016
Live Commentary: Deportivo La Coruna 0-8 Barcelona - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Deportivo La Coruna and Barcelona at the Riazor, which ended in an 8-0 away win.
Apr 20, 18:00
Luis Enrique looks on prior to the Champions League round-of-16 second leg between Barcelona and Arsenal on March 16, 2016
Luis Enrique: 'We must pick ourselves up'
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique urges his side to pick themselves up after they slumped to a third consecutive defeat to leave one point separating the top three in La Liga.
Apr 17, 22:28
Gerard Pique looks downbeat during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Valencia on April 17, 2016
Result: Barcelona fall to third successive league defeat
Barcelona lose 2-1 at home to Valencia - their third league defeat on the spin - to see their lead at the top of La Liga completely slashed.
Apr 17, 21:22
Lionel Messi scores during the La Liga game between Rayo Vallecano and Barcelona on March 3, 2016
Lionel Messi scores 500th career goal
Lionel Messi scores his 500th career goal during Barcelona's La Liga clash with Valencia.
Apr 17, 20:54
Dani Alves for Barcelona on February 1, 2015
Team News: Dani Alves misses out for Barcelona
Dani Alves drops out of the Barcelona starting XI for their La Liga clash with Valencia at Camp Nou.
Apr 17, 18:37
Luis Suarez and Neymar are unhappy at not winning during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Sevilla on February 28, 2016
Live Commentary: Barcelona 1-2 Valencia - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Barcelona's 2-1 defeat to Valencia, as the Catalan club's recent woes deepened on home soil.
Apr 17, 18:30
Laurent Blanc head coach of PSG looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Real Madrid CF and Paris Saint-Germain at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on November 3, 2015
Report: Paris Saint-Germain closing in on Giovani Lo Celso deal
Paris Saint-Germain are confident of completing a deal for in-demand Rosario Central midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, according to a report.
Apr 15, 21:05
Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola watch proceedings during the German Cup DFB Pokal second round football match between VfL Wolfsburg vs FCB Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, on October 27, 2015.
Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola: 'Barcelona still the best'
Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola believes that Barcelona are still the best team in Europe, despite their Champions League exit to Atletico Madrid.
Apr 15, 14:38
Lionel Messi looks disappointed during the La Liga game between Real Sociedad and Barcelona on April 9, 2016
Preview: Barcelona vs. Valencia
Sports Mole previews Sunday's La Liga clash between Barcelona and Valencia at Camp Nou.
Apr 15, 11:48
Lionel Messi looks disappointed during the La Liga game between Real Sociedad and Barcelona on April 9, 2016
Report: Lionel Messi carrying injury
A report claims that Lionel Messi is currently struggling with a muscular problem, which Barcelona are refusing to admit.
Apr 14, 14:19
Saul Niguez and Jordi Alba in action during the Champions League quarter-final between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona on April 13, 2016
Luis Enrique: "We are in a bad moment"
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique refuses to criticise the recent form of Lionel Messi, but admits that his team "are in a bad moment" following their Champions League exit.
Apr 13, 22:25
Atletico Madrid players go bananas after knocking Barcelona out of the Champions League on April 13, 2016
Atletico Madrid midfielder Gabi: 'I did handle ball late on'
Atletico Madrid captain Gabi concedes that the referee could have awarded a late penalty against his team in Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final with Barcelona.
Apr 13, 22:05
Antoine Griezmann celebrates in the air after scoring the opener during the Champions League quarter-final between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona on April 13, 2016
Result: Atletico Madrid knock out Barcelona in quarter-finals of Champions League
Atletico Madrid beat the holders Barcelona 2-0 in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final to make the semi-finals of the European competition.
Apr 13, 21:37
Luis Suarez celebrates scoring again during the Champions League quarter-final between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on April 5, 2016
Team News: Luis Suarez among five Barcelona changes at Atletico Madrid
Luis Suarez is one of five new faces in Barcelona's starting lineup for Wednesday night's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Atletico Madrid.
Apr 13, 18:36
Eden Hazard of Chelsea looks on during the Pre Season Friendly match between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
Chelsea accept £32m for Eden Hazard?
Chelsea reportedly accept an offer of £32m from Real Madrid for Eden Hazard.
Apr 13, 09:51
Fernando Torres sees red during the Champions League quarter-final between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on April 5, 2016
Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona at the Vicente Calderon.
Apr 12, 15:45
Elustondo tries it on with Neymar during the La Liga game between Real Sociedad and Barcelona on April 9, 2016
Neymar's £153m buyout clause leaked
The buyout clause in Neymar's Barcelona deal is worth £153m, according to the Football Leaks website.
Apr 12, 11:10
Real Sociedad players celebrate taking the advantage during the La Liga game between Real Sociedad and Barcelona on April 9, 2016
Result: Barcelona slip up at Anoeta to blow La Liga title race wide open
Barcelona lose 1-0 at Real Sociedad in La Liga, courtesy of Mikel Oyarzabal's fifth-minute header at the Estadio Anoeta.
Apr 9, 21:20
Luis Suarez asks for quiet after scoring during the Champions League round-of-16 second leg between Barcelona and Arsenal on March 16, 2016
Team News: Munir El Haddadi in for Luis Suarez
Munir El Haddadi replaces Luis Suarez in the matchday squad for Barcelona's trip to Real Sociedad.
Apr 9, 18:41
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 2, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo sets new La Liga scoring record
Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first player in La Liga history to hit at least 30 goals in six straight seasons.
Apr 9, 17:07
Luis Enrique looks on prior to the Champions League round-of-16 second leg between Barcelona and Arsenal on March 16, 2016
Preview: Real Sociedad vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Real Sociedad and leaders Barcelona at the Anoeta.
Apr 8, 13:37
'That man' Luis Suarez celebrates his equaliser during the Champions League quarter-final between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on April 5, 2016
Result: Luis Suarez double downs ten-man Atletico Madrid
Luis Suarez scores twice at Camp Nou as Barcelona come from behind to beat 10-man Atletico Madrid 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
Apr 5, 21:39
Three-headed Broadway star Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi celebrate scoring during the Copa del Rey game between Barcelona and Valencia on February 3, 2016
Team News: Barcelona make one change for Atletico Madrid clash as Ter Stegen comes in
Barcelona make one change from defeat to Real Madrid as Marc-Andre Ter Stegen comes in for Claudio Bravo against Atletico Madrid in their Champions League quarter-final.
Apr 5, 18:34
Nico Rosberg disintegrates after winning the Australian Grand Prix on March 20, 2016
Nico Rosberg named in Panama Papers tax evasion leak
Championship leader Nico Rosberg's name is among hundreds implicated in an enormous global leak of documents known as the Panama Papers.
Apr 5, 16:47
Pep Guardiola follows the game during the Champions League round-of-16 second leg between Bayern Munich and Juventus on March 16, 2016
Preview: Bayern Munich vs. Benfica
Sports Mole looks ahead to Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg between Bayern Munich and Benfica at the Allianz Arena.
Apr 4, 21:49
Three-headed Broadway star Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi celebrate scoring during the Copa del Rey game between Barcelona and Valencia on February 3, 2016
Preview: Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg between defending champions Barcelona and La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou.
Apr 4, 19:19
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona362745104297585
2Atletico MadridAtletico36274560164485
3Real Madrid362664105327384
4Villarreal361810844311364
5Athletic Bilbao361771255441158
6Celta Vigo36169115057-757
7Sevilla361410124943652
8Malaga361112133433145
9Valencia361111144444044
10Las PalmasLas Palmas36127174449-543
11Real Sociedad36119164247-542
12EibarEibar36119164656-1042
13Real Betis361011153150-1941
14Espanyol36117183667-3140
15Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo36718114359-1639
16Granada3699184265-2336
17Rayo Vallecano36811174870-2235
18Getafe3698193564-2935
19Sporting GijonSporting Gijon3698193761-2435
20Levante3678213466-3229