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Lionel Messi

1987 - Today

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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. 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 77,411,631 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 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

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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Contemporaries

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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