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#Brazinga2014: Player Profile - Lionel Messi

Sunday, 13 July 2014 - 11:12pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: AFP
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Lionel Messi has been a key player for Argentina. His performances have been instrumental as the Barcelona forward has four goals to his name, making him the top goal scorer for Argentina this World Cup. Argentina, under the captaincy of Messi have reached their first World Cup final since 1990, when they were runner ups under Diego Maradona as they lost the final to Germany (West Germany). With the strikers from Argentina underperforming, Messi is likely to display a captain's performance in the World Cup final against Germany. 

Personal Data:

Surname:  Messi
Firstname: Lionel
Country:  Argentina
Date of birth: 1987-06-24
Birthplace: Rosario
Height: 169 cm
Weight:  67.0 kg

Playing Career:

Position: Striker
Clubs: Barcelona (Esp/since 2005)
International debut: 17/08/2005, Hungary-Argentina (1-2)

Playing Honours - International

World Cup: quarter-finalist (2006, 2010),  8 matches, 1 goal

Copa America: quarter-finalist (2011), finalist (2007), 10 matches, 2 goals

Club - 3 Champions Leagues (2006, 2009, 2011)

2 FIFA Club World Cups (2009, 2011)

2 European Supercups (2009, 2011)

6 Spanish Championships (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)

2 Spanish Cups (2009, 2012)

6 Spanish Supercups (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)

Other Honours - 1 Olympic Gold Medal (2008)

Under-20's World Cup: winner (2005), voted best player and was top scorer

Ballon d'Or (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

Fifa world player of the year (2009)

European Golden Boot (2010/34 goals, 2012/50 goals/record), 2013/46 goals)

UEFA - Best player of the year (2010/2011)




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