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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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FC Barcelona, Messi Have Moment of Silence for Terror Victims

FC Barcelona, Messi
Moment of Silence for Terror Victims

The city of Barcelona -- and all of its star athletes -- took a moment of silence to honor those injured and killed in Thursday's terror attack.  FC Barcelona stopped Thursday's practice,… READ MORE >

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar Offer Support to Barcelona

Ronaldo & Messi
Offer Support to Barcelona After Terror Attack

Europe's biggest sports stars are showing their support for Barcelona after today's terrorist attack ... including Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. "Dismayed by the news… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
Lionel Messi Enjoys Caribbean Honeymoon with Wife and Sons

Lionel Messi
Smashing Good Time On Honeymoon

Lionel Messi's having a great week -- like super duper great -- and the celebration's continuing for him on his honeymoon in the Caribbean. Messi and his new wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, hit up… READ MORE >

- 42 days ago
Lionel Messi Wedding, Marries Longtime Girlfriend

Lionel Messi
Baller Wedding Ties Knot with Childhood Sweetheart

Lionel Messi married his longtime girlfriend, Antonella Roccuzzo, in front of more than 250 friends and family at a super-star-studded event. The famous soccer player got hitched at a hotel/casino… READ MORE >

- 49 days ago
Lionel Messi Rolls Out Red Carpet For Superstar Wedding

Lionel Messi Wedding
Soccer Superstar Friends Arrive In Style

Lionel Messi's soccer buds have arrived at the Barcelona superstar's wedding ceremony ... but it's their smokin' hot wives who stole the show!! Messi and his longtime girlfriend, Antonella… READ MORE >

- 50 days ago
Shakira Lands In Argentina for Messi's Mega Wedding

Shakira
Lands In Argentina for Messi's Mega Wedding

The private jets are landing in Argentina for the wedding of the year -- soccer superstar Lionel Messi tying the knot to his childhood sweetheart ... and Shakira's on the guest list. The singer… READ MORE >

- 50 days ago
Lionel Messi Suspended 4 Games For Verbally Ripping Ref

Lionel Messi
Suspended 4 Games For Verbally Ripping Ref

Lionel Messi has been suspended 4 games by FIFA -- and slapped with a $10k fine -- for "directing insulting words" at a ref during a match last week ... the soccer federation announced. Messi got… READ MORE >

- 144 days ago
Justin Bieber -- BALLIN' OUT WITH NEYMAR ... Penalty Shootout! (VIDEO + PHOTO)

Justin Bieber
BALLIN' OUT WITH NEYMAR ... Penalty Shootout!

Bend it like ... Bieber?!? Justin Bieber put on his electric green cleats and hit the pitch with Neymar at FC Barcelona's training facility ... and wound up in a penalty shootout with one of the… READ MORE >

- 271 days ago
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 >

- 403 days ago
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 >

- 409 days ago
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