Lionel Messi Footballer Career & Stats

Lionel Messi Footballer Career & Stats

Born: June 24, 1987
Place of Birth: Rosario, Argentina
Height: 5' 7" (1.69 m)
Partner: Antonella Roccuzzo (2008–)
Salary: 16 million EUR (2013)
Current teams:

  • FC Barcelona (#10 / Forward)
  • Argentina national football team (#10 / Forward)

Youth Career

  • 1995–2000: Newell's Old Boys
  • 2000–2003: Barcelona

Senior Career

Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Barcelona C 10 (5)
2004–2005 Barcelona B 22 (6)
2004– Barcelona 277 (243)

National team

Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Argentina U20 18 (14)
2007–2008 Argentina U23 5 (2)
2005– Argentina 89 (42)

First International: Hungary - Argentina 17 Aug 2005

FIFA World Cup 2014

  • Matches Played: 3
  • Minutes Played: 243
  • Goals Scored: 4
  • Solo Runs into Area: 16
  • Assists: 0
  • Deliveries in Penalty Area: 12
  • Attempts on target: 53.8 %
  • Fouls Committed: 1
  • Yellow Cards: 0
  • Red Cards: 0

Career Statistics

Club

Club Season League Copa del Rey Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona C 2003–04 Tercera División 10 5 - - - 10 5
Barcelona B 2003–04 Segunda División B 5 0 - - - 5 0
2004–05 17 6 - - - 17 6
Total 22 6 - - - 22 6
Barcelona 2004–05[296] La Liga 7 1 1 0 1 0 - 9 1
2005–06[297] 17 6 2 1 6 1 0 0 25 8
2006–07[298] 26 14 2 2 6 1 2 0 36 17
2007–08[299] 28 10 3 0 9 6 - 40 16
2008–09[300] 31 23 8 6 12 9 - 51 38
2009–10[301] 35 34 3 1 12 8 3 4 53 47
2010–11[302] 33 31 7 7 13 12 2 3 55 53
2011–12[303] 37 50 7 3 12 15 4 5 60 73
2012–13[304] 32 46 5 4 11 8 2 2 50 60
2013–14[305] 31 28 6 5 7 8 2 0 46 41
Total 277 243 44 29 89 68 15 14 425 354
Career total 309 254 44 29 89 68 15 14 457 365

International Appearances

Team Year Apps Goals
Argentina 2005 5 0
2006 7 2
2007 14 6
2008 8 2
2009 10 3
2010 10 2
2011 13 4
2012 9 12
2013 7 6
2014 6 5
Total 89 42

Honours

Barcelona

  • La Liga: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13
  • Copa del Rey: 2008–09, 2011–12; Runner-up 2010–11, 2013–14
  • Supercopa de España: 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013; Runner-up 2012
  • UEFA Champions League: 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011; Runner-up 2006
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011

Argentina

  • Olympic Gold Medal: 2008
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup: 2005

Runner-up:

Copa America: 2007

Third place:

U20 South American Youth Championship: 2005

Individual

  • FIFA Ballon d'Or (3): 2010, 2011, 2012. Created in 2010.
  • Ballon d'Or (1): 2009. Ceased to exist after 2009.
  • FIFA World Player of the Year (1): 2009. Ceased to exist after 2009.
  • World Soccer Player of the Year (3): 2009, 2011, 2012.
  • World Soccer Greatest XI of All Time: 2013.
  • Onze d'Or (3): 2009, 2011, 2012. No winner in 2010.
  • European Golden Shoe (3): 2010, 2012, 2013.
  • UEFA Best Player in Europe Award (1): 2011. Created in 2011.
  • UEFA Club Footballer of the Year (1): 2009. Ceased to exist in 2010.
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball (2): 2009, 2011.
  • UEFA Champions League Final Man of the Match (1): 2011.
  • UEFA Champions League Top Goalscorer (4): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
  • L'Équipe Champion of Champions : 2011.
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup Player of the Tournament (1): 2005.
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup Top Goalscorer (1): 2005.
  • LFP Best Player (5): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • La Liga Player of the Year (3): 2009, 2010, 2011.
  • La Liga Foreign Player of the Year (3): 2007, 2009, 2010. Ceased to exist in 2010.
  • Pichichi Trophy (3): 2010, 2012, 2013.
  • LFP Best Forward (5): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • UEFA Champions League Forward of the Year (1): 2009. Ceased to exist in 2010.
  • La Liga Ibero-American Player of the Year (5): 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
  • FIFPro World Young Player of the Year (3): 2006, 2007, 2008.
  • World Soccer Young Player of the Year (3): 2006, 2007, 2008.
  • Bravo Award (1): 2007.
  • Golden Boy (1): 2005.
  • Marca Legend Award (1): 2009.
  • ESPY Best International Athlete (1): 2012.
  • El País King of European Soccer (4): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.[309]
  • IFFHS World's Top Goal Scorer (2): 2011, 2012.[310]
  • IFFHS World's best Top Division Goal Scorer (1): 2012.[311]
  • FIFA/FIFPro World XI (7): 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • UEFA Team of the Year (5): 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
  • ESM Team of the Year (7): 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • Copa América Young Player of the Tournament (1): 2007.
  • Copa América Top Assist Provider (1): 2011.
  • Copa del Rey Top Goalscorer (1): 2010–11, 2013–14.
  • Argentine Sportsperson of the Year Award (1): 2011.
  • Olimpia de Plata (8): 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.

Records

World

  • Most FIFA Ballon d'Or awards: 4
  • Guinness World Records title for the most goals in a year: 91 goals
  • Most international goals in a year (club and national team): 25 goals (shared with Vivian Woodward)
  • Most consecutive league matches scored in: 21 matches (33 goals)

Europe

  • Most European Golden Shoe awards: 3
  • Most goals scored in a season (club): 73 goals
  • Most goals scored in a year (club): 79 goals
  • Most European Cup top scorer awards: 4 (shared with Gerd Müller)
  • Most consecutive European Cup top scorer awards: 4
  • Most hat-tricks in UEFA Champions League: 4 hat-tricks
  • Highest scorer in a UEFA Champions League game: 5 goals
  • Most goals scored in UEFA Champions League knockout phase: 31 goals

Argentina

  • Most goals scored in a year (national team): 12 goals (shared with Gabriel Batistuta)

Spain

  • Most goals scored for a single club: 354 goals
  • Most away goals scored in La Liga history: 107 goals
  • Most goals scored in La Liga in a season: 50 goals
  • Most consecutive La Liga matches scored in: 21 matches (33 goals)
  • Most La Liga hat-tricks in a season: 8 hat-tricks
  • Youngest player to score 200 La Liga goals: 25 years
  • 25 goals in 5 consecutive seasons in La Liga
  • Most goals scored in El Clásico matches: 21 goals
  • Most hat-tricks in El Clásico matches: 2
  • Most goals scored in the Supercopa de España: 10 goals

Barcelona

  • Top scorer in official competitions: 354 goals
  • Top scorer in La Liga: 243 goals
  • Top scorer in UEFA Champions League: 67 goals
  • Top scorer in European competitions: 68 goals
  • Top scorer in international competitions: 72 goals
  • Most hat-tricks in official competitions: 26 hat-tricks
  • Most hat-tricks in La Liga: 19 hat-tricks