Lionel Messi

Argentine footballer

Lionel Andrรฉs Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both the Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Often considered as 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 and a record six European Golden Shoes. He has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he has won a club-record 34 trophies, including ten La Liga titles, six 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 (460), 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 (186), a La Liga and European league season (21) and the Copa Amรฉrica (12). He has scored over 750 senior career goals for club and country, and has the most goals ever by a player for a single club.

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Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona beat Elche to move within five points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 17 hours ago

Cadiz score a last-minute penalty to equalise, denying Barcelona an eighth consecutive La Liga victory.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 4 days ago

Spurs to wait before making a decision on Mourinho, Aguero and Messi undecided, Man Utd set for Cavani talks plus more.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 6 days ago

Erling Braut Haaland and Kylian Mbappe outshine Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi - so is the changing of the guard already here?
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

Bayern fear losing Coman to Manchester United, Arsenal want Ceballos and Ryan on permanent deals, PSG put ยฃ173m price tag on Mbappe, plus more.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

Kylian Mbappe nets a sublime Champions League hat-trick for Paris St-Germain to upstage Barcelona's Lionel Messi on his own turf and draw comparisons with..
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

Kylian Mbappe scores a stunning hat-trick as Paris St-Germain rip Barcelona apart in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at the Nou Camp.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

Watch the best goals from the weekend's La Liga fixtures, featuring Lionel Messi's stunning strike for Barcelona against Alaves.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

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