Leo Messi - History of the legend

One of the most decorated players in the history of the beautiful game

Leo Messi - History of the legend

December 2022

FIFA World Cup 2022: A Tribute To Lionel Messi

FIFA World Cup 2022: A Tribute To Lionel Messi

Messi finally claimed the World Cup on the fifth attempt in Qatar, and the Argentinian superstar broke a number of records on the way. Get all the FIFA World Cup 2022 statistics, records, milestones and numbers from Qatar featuring football players Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Dani Alves and more.

August 2021

The Transfer that Shocked the World

The Transfer that Shocked the World
After joining Barcelona at age 13 and 35 trophies won, Messi completed a free transfer at French club Paris Saint-Germain, following the expiration of his contract at Barcelona.
Messi chose 30 as his squad number, which was the number he wore on his Barcelona debut in 2003.
July 2021

Copa America 2021

Argentina won against Brazil 1-0 in Copa America final 2021 to secure the national team’s first title in 28 years and Messi’s first major international trophy.
Messi was named the player of the tournament, best goalscorer with 4 goals (shared with Luis Diaz) and most assists given (5).
December 2020

Top Goalscorer with a Single Club

Messi surpassed Brazilian legend Pele record for most goals with a single club, scoring his 644th goal in all competitions for Barcelona.
Pele scored 643 with Santos in his native country, a record that stood for 46 years until Messi broke it in the 0-3 victory over Real Valladolid.
December 2019

6th Ballon d’Or

6th Ballon d'Or

Leo Messi won for the sixth time the Ballon d’Or, a record in the history of competition, beating top contenders Van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo to lift the most prestigious individual football trophy. Messi scored 50 goals and assisted 18 times in 59 games.

April 2017

500 goals with Barcelona

500 goals with Barcelona

On April 23, Messi scored twice in a 3-2 win over Real Madrid in Santiago Bernabeu. The goal he scored in overtime and gave Barcelona the win was the 500th goal with Barcelona in all competitions, celebrating it in a special way by showing the jersey to the fans of the stadium.

July 2016

Top Scorer With National Team

Top Scorer With National Team
At Copa America 2016, in the quarter-final against Venezuela, Messi performed another great performance by assisting two goals and scoring another in a 4-1 victory, which made it equal to the 54-goal record held by Gabriel Batistuta.
That record was broken three days later, when Messi scored a free-kick in a 4-0 win against USA in semifinals.
November 2014

Top Scorer in La Liga

Top Scorer in La Liga

Messi scored a hat-trick against Sevilla on November 22 which made him the top scorer in La Liga after surpassing the 59-year record of 251 goals held by Telmo Zarra.