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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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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Says Messi Should 'Absolutely' Join MLS

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Messi Should 'Absolutely' Join MLS

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he's a big fan of David Beckham's plan to bring Lionel Messi to MLS -- telling TMZ Sports the Argentinian superstar should "absolutely" come to the U.S. in 2020. … READ MORE >

Team USA's Clint Dempsey Retires from Pro Soccer

Team USA's Clint Dempsey
Retires from Pro Soccer

Team USA soccer legend Clint Dempsey is hanging up his cleats -- announcing he's retiring from professional soccer.  "'After a lot of thought, my family and I have decided that this is… READ MORE >

- 104 days ago
Lionel Messi Plays Soccer Keep-Away With Dog Twice His Size

Lionel Messi
Soccer Keep-Away With Dog Twice His Size

Who's a good boy?!? Lionel Messi's dog, apparently. The 31-year-old soccer superstar played a little keep-away from his furry friend in his yard Monday ... and it's all fun and cute -- until you… READ MORE >

- 134 days ago
Lionel Messi Yachting Away the Pain After World Cup Loss

Lionel Messi
Yachting Away the Pain ... After World Cup Loss

Lionel Messi has found a pretty good way to get over Argentina's disastrous World Cup exit ... load up your smokeshow wife on a yacht and float on over to Ibiza. Messi rounded up his fam --… READ MORE >

- 146 days ago
Lionel Messi Poses with Goats While Saying He's Not the G.O.A.T.

Lionel Messi
Poses with Goats While Saying He's Not the G.O.A.T.

This is interesting ... Lionel Messi posing with a live goat for a photo shoot -- while explaining that he doesn't consider himself the greatest soccer player alive.  "I don't consider… READ MORE >

- 190 days ago
Reports: Lionel Messi's Brother Wanted By Cops After Gun Found in Blood-Soaked Boat

Reports: Lionel Messi's Brother
Gun Found in Blood-Soaked Boat ... Cops on Manhunt

The older brother of soccer mega-star Lionel Messi is a wanted man in Argentina after cops discovered a gun in his blood-soaked boat ... according to reports.   Matias Messi… READ MORE >

- 375 days ago
Lionel Messi Stops Security Guard from Dragging Away Young Fan

Lionel Messi
Saves Kid from Security Guard ... Hands Off My Fan!

File Under: "Awww" A young fan ran up to greet Lionel Messi as he was getting off Argentina soccer's team bus in Uruguay on Wednesday ... only to get snatched up and dragged away by a… READ MORE >

- 468 days ago
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 >

- 480 days ago
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 >

- 481 days 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 >

- 521 days ago
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