Lionel Messi

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Lionel Messi, the man that needs no introduction. The Argentina international is regarded as one of, if not the greatest football player in the history of the sport. Messi, aged 33, has not only inspired the next generation of talent coming through the ranks; he has simply captivated the entire footballing world. The Lionel Messi v Cristiano Ronaldo debate will always be an intriguing battle, but one thing for certain is that Messi is a wonderful talent and one of the best to ever grace the beautiful game.

When it comes to personal accolades, Messi, who stands at just 5’7”, has achieved pretty much everything there is to achieve. The Argentina forward has won the La Liga title 10 times with Barcelona – a club that he has transformed since his debut against Espanyol in 2004 – with four Champions League winners medals and six Copa del Rey titles to his name.

The only prized asset Messi has failed to win is the World Cup with Argentina; his best accomplishment in this competition coming in 2014, narrowly losing out to Germany in extra-time. But Messi’s superior individual talent has never been in question; in 2012, Messi broke the record for most goals in a calendar year, netting 91 goals in competitive matches. He has also won the Ballon d’Or six times, the most by any individual since the award began.

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La Liga: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19

Copa del Rey: 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18

Supercopa de España: 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018

UEFA Champions League: 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15

UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015

FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015

Ballon d’Or: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 ,2015, 2019

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