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Lionel Messi

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Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He is the only football player in history to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or four times, all of which he won consecutively. Born and raised in central Argentina, Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency as a child. At age 13, he relocated to Spain to join Barcelona, who agreed to pay for his medical treatment. Messi made his first competitive debut aged 17 in October 2004. At 22 years old, Messi won the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Lionel Messi -- Tax Fraud? Yacht a Problem! (PHOTOS)

Lionel Messi
Tax Fraud? Yacht a Problem!

Lionel Messi's reaction to tax fraud conviction and prison sentence? Who cares, I'M ON A BOAT WITH MY SMOKING HOT CHICK!!! READ MORE >

Lionel Messi -- Hits Casino with Dad ... Hours Before Tax Fraud Sentencing (PHOTOS)

Lionel Messi
Hits Casino with Dad Hours Before Tax Fraud Sentencing

It's a good thing Lionel Messi's rich -- 'cause the soccer superstar was gambling away some of his cash ... hours before he was ordered to fork over roughly $2 MILLION in a tax fraud case. … READ MORE >

- 18 days ago
Copa America 2016 -- No Chill In Chile ... Pyro Party After Big Win (VIDEO)

Copa America 2016
No Chill In Chile ... Pyro Party After Big Win

Chile was LIT after their team won the 2016 Copa America title ... literally ... with fans taking to the streets of Santiago for a massive celebration that included some pyrotechnic partying.… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago
Brazil's Ronaldo -- Messi Is the Greatest Player Alive ... Sorry Cristiano

Brazil's Ronaldo
Messi Is the Greatest Player Alive ... Sorry Cristiano

Brazil soccer legend Ronaldo -- considered one of the greatest players EVER -- has touched down in Beverly Hills ... and last night he weighed in on the great soccer debate -- Lionel Messi vs.… READ MORE >

- 529 days ago
Lionel Messi -- Getting Crushed Over New Tattoo

Lionel Messi
Getting Crushed Over New Tattoo

Soccer superstar Lionel Messi just revealed the secret he's been keeping underneath his shinguard -- a brand new piece of body art ... and it's not going over very well in Europe. It's a… READ MORE >

- 572 days ago
Lionel Richie -- 'Quite Honored' ... Messi Was Named After Me

Lionel Richie
'QUITE HONORED' Messi Was Named After Me

There would be no Lionel Messi ... without Lionel Richie ... and the singer tells TMZ Sports he was "quite honored" when he learned the soccer star was named in his honor. Turns out, Messi's… READ MORE >

- 641 days ago
Lionel Messi -- My GF's Hot Ass ... Distracts from Tax Evasion Scandal

Lionel Messi
My GF's Hot Ass Distracts from Tax Evasion Scandal

Nothing takes your mind of possible prosecution like hot ass on a boat ... just ask Argentinian soccer hero Lionel Messi. With the Spanish government mulling over the decision to prosecute… READ MORE >

- 725 days ago
Lionel Messi DOMINATED at 5 Years Old -- Insane Video

Lionel Messi
DOMINATED AT 5-YEARS-OLD ... Insane Video

Before he led Argentina to the World Cup final ... Lionel Messi was destroying athletes in his own country since he was 5-years-old ... and there's video to prove it. Check out this clip of… READ MORE >

- 746 days ago
Louis Tomlinson -- Sorry Messi ... RONALDO IS BETTER!!!

Louis Tomlinson
Sorry Messi ... RONALDO IS BETTER!!!

Say what you will about Louis Tomlinson, but the One Direction singer's got a serious pair of cojones for taking a stand on one of the biggest arguments in sports -- Messi vs. Ronaldo.  Louis… READ MORE >

- 868 days ago
Lionel Messi -- Best Shirtless Futbol Player

Lionel Messi
World's Best TOPLESS Futbol Player

David Beckham & Cristiano Ronaldo be damned ... because Argentinian soccer stud Lionel Messi has been called the best soccer player in the world ... and he just may have the best body too.The… READ MORE >

- 1811 days ago

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