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Argentina Football Player, Plays for Barcelona


Lionel Andres Messi is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for La Liga team Barcelona and the Argentine national team. Messi is considered to be one of the best football players of his generation, having received several Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations by the age of 21 and winning both by the age of 22. He is also considered as the worlds best football player. His playing style and ability have drawn comparisons to football legend Diego Maradona, who himself declared Messi his "successor".

Lionel Messi

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Full NameLionel Andrés Messi
Date of BirthJune 14, 1987
Place of BirthRosario, Argentina
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing positionStriker / Winger
Current ClubBarcelona
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 I made a lot of sacrifices by leaving Argentina, leaving my family to start a new life. But everything I did, I did for football, to achieve my dream. That's why I didn't go out partying, or do a lot of other things. 
— Lionel Messi / March 18, 2012
 It's crazy to say that after three games [without a goal] I was in crisis. I do not care whether I score or not, what matters is that the team win and continue to do so. 
— Lionel Messi / October 29, 2011
 It will be a devastating blow if he doesn’t play for Arsenal. He’s a big threat and so influential for them. If he failed to play it would make our job far easier. 
— Lionel Messi saying it will make their (Barcelona) job easier if Cesc Fabregas fails to recover for their second leg game in the Champions league / March 06, 2011
 We could not afford another blow as Madrid were close. We won an important game. It is a short season now and every game is vital. 
— Lionel Messi is happy to win 2-1 against Athletic de Bilbao / February 20, 2011
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 They always complicate things. They are a great team, very organised when pressuring and always play well. These are three very important points. 
— Lionel Messi is happy to win 2-1 against Athletic de Bilbao / February 20, 2011

 I think that in the end Cesc will do what he feels like doing, the same with Barcelona. I am certain he wants to come to Barcelona because he has realised this in the only club where he can win. 
— Lionel Messi is sure Cesc Fabregas will join Barelona / February 19, 2011
 I can only speak from experience but he was one of the most dangerous players I have ever played against. Barcelona players are not scared easily but I can tell you that when we played Arsenal last season he truly worried us. When we were playing Arsenal at the Emirates we were so in control of the game at 2-0, with all respect Arsenal were not even in the game. Then Theo came on and changed the game. He pretty much single-handedly salvaged a draw that night. 
— Lionel Messi saying Theo Walcott is one of the most dangerous players he has ever played against / February 15, 2011
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 This is what I always say: Barcelona is my home and I hope that I stay here for many years, 
— Lionel Messi insisting that he will play for Barcelona for many more years to come / October 01, 2010
 Javier won't play for the club again, I can assure you of that, and I think the Liverpool coach knows that now. Javier's family are unhappy and the pressure of seeing that is making him depressed. Liverpool must act humanely and let him go. 
— Lionel Messi saying Liverpool must act humanely and release Javier Mascherano / August 26, 2010
 The Premier League have not seen it yet but Jonas is one of the best players in the league. I know you guys have Rooney, Fabregas, Torres and many more stars – but Jonas is as good as any of them. I am backing him to show it this season. Maradona calls him one of the three most important players in the Argentina squad and I think he is right – that is how good he is. It takes time for a player to adjust to a new country and he has now been there long enough to show his true form. By the end of the season I would expect the very best teams in Europe to be trying to sign him. But he told me during the World Cup that, as long as Newcastle stay in the top-flight, he would like to finish his career there. 
— Lionel Messi saying Jonas Gutierrez is as good as Wayne Rooney and Fernando Torres / August 22, 2010