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Lionel Messi: Argentine footballer
Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Messi has a record-tying five Ballon d'Or awards, four of which he won consecutively, 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, four UEFA Champions League titles and six Copas del Rey. A prolific goalscorer and a creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most goals in La Liga (419), a La Liga and European league season (50), most hat-tricks in the UEFA Champions League (8), and most assists in La Liga (169) and the Copa América (12). He has scored 698 senior career goals for club and country.

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Cliftonville Ladies' Simpson joins Messi & Ibrahimovic in being nominated for world goal of year

Cliftonville Ladies player Billie Simpson joins the likes of Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in being nominated for the Puskas Award.
BBC News - Published

Raheem Sterling: Can Man City forward have a 'Lionel Messi' season?

Raheem Sterling has enjoyed a stellar 2019 so far, but what does he need to do to take his game to the level of the world's best?
BBC News - Published

Videos for Lionel Messi

Unfit Messi ruled out of season opener against Bilbao [Video]Unfit Messi ruled out of season opener against Bilbao

Barcelona’s Ernesto Valverde says he will not risk an unfit Lionel Messi their La Liga opener on Friday while remining non-committal about Neymar re-joining the club from Paris St Germain.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:19Published

A cut above: stylist creates portraits with hair [Video]A cut above: stylist creates portraits with hair

A North Macedonian hairdresser has gained fame online for her portraits of celebrities using trimmings from her clients. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Tour de France winner Bernal gets hero's welcome in hometown [Video]Tour de France winner Bernal gets hero's welcome in hometown

Latin America’s first Tour de France winner gets a hero's welcome from thousands of fans in his hometown in Colombia.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Messi says Barca ready to fight for titles as season nears [Video]Messi says Barca ready to fight for titles as season nears

Lionel Messi says he has no regrets about promising to win last season's Champions League and vows to continue the fight this year

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:54Published

Cristiano Ronaldo receives award for career achievement [Video]Cristiano Ronaldo receives award for career achievement

Cristiano Ronaldo receives the 'Marca Legend' award for his career achievements

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Valverde backs Griezmann to connect with Messi, Suarez [Video]Valverde backs Griezmann to connect with Messi, Suarez

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says he expects Antoine Griezmann to easily link up with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez when the trio finally appear on the same pitch together.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:50Published

Meet the boy who played football with Messi [Video]Meet the boy who played football with Messi

A mother has said she was “humbled” after her 11-year-old son played football with superstar Lionel Messi while on holiday in Antigua. Her son Mackenzie played with the Barcelona forward during..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:31Published

Lionel Messi plays football with British youngster on beach [Video]Lionel Messi plays football with British youngster on beach

Footage of Lionel Messi playing football with a British 11-year-old on a beach in Antigua. Mackenzie O’Neill from Canterbury played for 45 minutes with the football superstar and his son Thiago. Mute..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published

 

Lionel Messi: Argentina forward banned from international football for three months

Argentina captain Lionel Messi is banned from international football for three months after claiming the Copa America was "corrupt".
BBC News - Published

Messi's Copa America 'corrupt' comments 'lack respect' say tournament bosses

South American football bosses say accusations questioning the integrity of the Copa America are "unfounded" and "represent a lack of respect".
BBC News - Published

Messi sent off for first time in 14 years as Argentina beat Chile in Copa America thriller

Lionel Messi is shown only the second red card of his career as Argentina beat Chile 2-1 in a hot-tempered Copa America third-place play-off.
BBC News - Published

Colombia beat Messi's Argentina at Copa America

colombia beat messi's argentina at copa america
Argentina's bid to reach a third straight Copa America final begins with a 2-0 loss against Colombia.
BBC News - Published

Lionel Messi: Why does Argentina's captain struggle internationally?

Lionel Messi is one of the best players in football history. So why have he and Argentina had so little success together?
BBC News - Published

Lionel Messi edges out Cristiano Ronaldo to head Forbes top 100 highest paid athletes

lionel messi edges out cristiano ronaldo to head forbes top 100 highest paid athletes
Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi is the world's highest paid athlete earning £100m in the past 12 months, according to the Forbes top 100 ranking.
BBC News - Published

Messi, Ronaldo, Bale and Ramos would not solve Man Utd problems - Rooney

messi, ronaldo, bale and ramos would not solve man utd problems - rooney
Signing Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos would not solve the problems at Man Utd, says ex-captain Wayne Rooney.
BBC News - Published

'Liverpool defeat one of my worst moments' - Messi seeks Copa del Rey redemption

'liverpool defeat one of my worst moments' - messi seeks copa del rey redemption
Barcelona's Lionel Messi says he wants to win the Copa del Rey in order to ease the pain of the Champions League defeat by Liverpool which ranks among the "worst moments of his career".
BBC News - Published

Lewandowski or Aguero alongside Messi? Pick your ultimate Guardiola XI

lewandowski or aguero alongside messi? pick your ultimate guardiola xi
Pep Guardiola has won eight domestic titles in his time as a manager but which players would make his ultimate XI?
BBC News - Published

Upsets, comebacks and an all-English final - the stats behind this year's epic Champions League

upsets, comebacks and an all-english final - the stats behind this year's epic champions league
Ridiculous comeback after ridiculous comeback, the Ajax story, no Messi or Ronaldo in the final - who has been writing the script for the Champions League this season?
BBC News - Published

May sacked Gavin Williamson after 'deciding he is not the Lionel Messi of the cabinet', former civil servant says

Lord Gus O'Donnell remarks follow the brutal dismissal Mr Williamson from the Ministry of Defence following the Huawei leak inquiry
Independent - Published

Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool: Lionel Messi double stuns Reds in Champions League semi-final

barcelona 3-0 liverpool: lionel messi double stuns reds in champions league semi-final
Liverpool will have to produce one of their best displays of the season at Anfield after Lionel Messi scores twice in Barcelona's Champions League semi-final first leg win.
BBC News - Published

Messi scores to secure his 10th La Liga title with Barcelona

messi scores to secure his 10th la liga title with barcelona
Lionel Messi comes on at half-time to score a decisive goal as Barcelona wrap up their 26th La Liga title against Levante.
BBC News - Published

Thieves pinch rifles as Kenyan police watch Champions League football

The temptation to watch UEFA Champions League quarter-finals football on TV both featuring Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo backfired for some Kenya policemen when thieves raided their unmanned post..
Reuters - Published

Barcelona 3-0 Manchester United: Lionel Messi stars as United knocked out of Champions League

barcelona 3-0 manchester united: lionel messi stars as united knocked out of champions league
Manchester United's Champions League run ends in the quarter-finals as Lionel Messi inspires Barcelona to victory in the second leg.
BBC News - Published

Messi knew challenge that bloodied his nose was an accident - Smalling

messi knew challenge that bloodied his nose was an accident - smalling
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says Barcelona's Lionel Messi knew the challenge that left him with a bloodied nose on Wednesday was an accident.
BBC News - Published

Chris Smalling: Man Utd defender on Messi, losing his dad aged five & fan abuse

chris smalling: man utd defender on messi, losing his dad aged five & fan abuse
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says Barcelona's Lionel Messi knew the challenge that left him with a bloodied nose on Wednesday was an accident.
BBC News - Published

Fletcher analysis: How do Man Utd stop Messi?

fletcher analysis: how do man utd stop messi?
Ex-Manchester United captain Darren Fletcher explains what it is like to face Lionel Messi, and examines how his old side should approach their tie against Barcelona.
BBC News - Published

Why Lionel Messi is Pep Guardiola and Man City's biggest problem - Alan Shearer

why lionel messi is pep guardiola and man city's biggest problem - alan shearer
Where the quadruple will be won and lost by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, according to BBC football pundit Alan Shearer.
BBC News - Published

FA Cup Magic: Manchester City 1-0 Brighton & Watford 3-2 Wolves

fa cup magic: manchester city 1-0 brighton & watford 3-2 wolves
Watch the quirkier moments from the FA Cup semi-finals, including Gerard Deulofeu's brilliant "Messi-like" display for Watford, Raul Jimenez's masked celebration and Raheem Sterling's non-City fans.
BBC News - Published

Argentina lose to Venezuela despite Messi's return

argentina lose to venezuela despite messi's return
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi makes a disappointing return to Argentina duty after being injured in a 3-1 defeat by Venezuela.
BBC News - Published

Anything Cristiano can do... Messi reminds Europe he is Ronaldo's equal

anything cristiano can do... messi reminds europe he is ronaldo's equal
Anything you can do, I can do better. Why Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi need to compete with each other to keep the greatest rivalry in football history alive.
BBC News - Published

Messi inspires five-goal Barca to win over Lyon

messi inspires five-goal barca to win over lyon
Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona reach the Champions League quarter-finals for a record 12th consecutive year with a win over Lyon.
BBC News - Published

Messi scores 50th hat-trick in Barcelona win over Sevilla

messi scores 50th hat-trick in barcelona win over sevilla
Lionel Messi scores the 50th hat-trick of his career as Barcelona come from behind to beat Sevilla and go 10 points clear.
BBC News - Published

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