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Lionel Messi

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Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi (Spanish pronunciation: [ljoˈnel anˈdɾes ˈmesi] ; born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for and captains both Major League Soccer club Inter Miami and the Argentina national team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Messi has won a record eight Ballon d'Or awards, a record six European Golden Shoes, and was named the world's best player for a record eight times by FIFA. Until leaving the club in 2021, he had spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he won a club-record 34 trophies, including ten La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey titles, and the UEFA Champions League four times. With his country, he won the 2021 Copa América and the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lionel Messi has received more than 118,382,613 page views. His biography is available in 149 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 146 in 2019). Lionel Messi is the 22nd most popular soccer player (up from 34th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Argentina (up from 15th 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.

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Among soccer players, Lionel Messi ranks 22 out of 16,880Before him are Cesare Maldini, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zico, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Luis Suárez, and Francisco Gento. After him are Bobby Charlton, Raymond Kopa, Sándor Kocsis, Rivellino, Mário Zagallo, and Just Fontaine.

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Among people born in 1987, Lionel Messi ranks 1After him are Novak Djokovic, Karim Benzema, Luis Suárez, Edinson Cavani, Gerard Piqué, Sebastian Vettel, Samir Nasri, Zac Efron, Arturo Vidal, Lee Min-ho, and David Luiz.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Lionel Messi ranks 12 out of 1,019Before him are Eva Perón (1919), Daniel Barenboim (1942), Astor Piazzolla (1921), Juan Perón (1895), Juan Manuel Fangio (1911), and Martha Argerich (1941). After him are Jorge Rafael Videla (1925), Isabel Martínez de Perón (1931), José de San Martín (1778), Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (1953), Omar Sívori (1935), and Mercedes Sosa (1935).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Argentina

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

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