Lionel Messi

1987 - Today

Photo of Lionel Messi

Icon of person Lionel Messi

Lionel Andrés Messi (Spanish pronunciation: [ljoˈnel anˈdɾes ˈmesi] (listen); born 24 June 1987), also known as Leo Messi, is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and captains the Argentina national team. Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Messi has won a record seven Ballon d'Or awards, a record six European Golden Shoes, and in 2020 was named to the Ballon d'Or Dream Team. Until leaving the club in 2021, he had spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he won a club-record 35 trophies, including ten La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey titles and four UEFA Champions Leagues. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lionel Messi has received more than 74,313,348 page views. His biography is available in 146 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 139 in 2019). Lionel Messi is the 34th most popular soccer player (down from 24th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Argentina (down from 11th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Argentinean Soccer Player.

Lionel Messi is most famous for being a professional soccer player and captain of the Argentine national team.

Memorability Metrics

  • 74M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 74.96

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 146

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.39

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.69

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

In the news

Page views of Lionel Messis by language


Among soccer players, Lionel Messi ranks 34 out of 16,923Before him are Ronaldo, Vavá, Gunnar Nordahl, Francisco Gento, Rivellino, and Carlos Alberto Torres. After him are Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Lothar Matthäus, Josef Masopust, Ruud Gullit, Ricardo Zamora, and Paolo Maldini.

Most Popular Soccer Players in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1987, Lionel Messi ranks 1After him are Novak Djokovic, Karim Benzema, Luis Suárez, Edinson Cavani, Sebastian Vettel, Maria Sharapova, Gonzalo Higuaín, Zac Efron, Arturo Vidal, Gerard Piqué, and Blake Lively.

Others Born in 1987

Go to all Rankings

In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Lionel Messi ranks 15 out of 900Before him are Astor Piazzolla (1921), Isabel Martínez de Perón (1931), Martha Argerich (1941), Jorge Rafael Videla (1925), José de San Martín (1778), and Daniel Barenboim (1942). After him are Omar Sívori (1935), Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (1953), Mercedes Sosa (1935), Mario Kempes (1954), Leopoldo Galtieri (1926), and Guillermo Stábile (1905).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Argentina

Among soccer players born in Argentina, Lionel Messi ranks 3Before him are Alfredo Di Stéfano (1926) and Diego Maradona (1960). After him are Omar Sívori (1935), Mario Kempes (1954), Guillermo Stábile (1905), Helenio Herrera (1910), Gabriel Batistuta (1969), César Luis Menotti (1938), Daniel Passarella (1953), Luis Monti (1901), and Javier Zanetti (1973).

Twitter Activity