Friday, November 4, 2011

Lionel Messi

Lionel Andrés Messi (born on June 24, 1987 in Rosario) is an Argentine football player. His position is striker. Currently he reinforces FC Barcelona in La Liga (Spanish League). Ability often makes it dubbed as "the new Diego Maradona". At first the player plays the agency acted in 169 cm Grandoli club, club care Jorge Messi, who was none other than her father's Messi.

Then he switched to Newell's Old Boys. However, this club could not afford the cost of hormone therapy that reaches 500,000 pounds per month. Fortunately Barcelona immediately capture great potential and offered him Leo Messi moved to Spain to join the Catalan club to finance all of this plus the cost of therapy.Considered one of the best football players of his generation, Messi received several Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the age of 21 nominations, and won in 2009 and 2010 playing style and ability have drawn comparisons with Diego Maradona, who himself declared Messi as "substitute ".

Messi made ​​spectacular progress at each level of different ages, up through the ranks of the different youth teams and then Barça C, followed by Barça B and the first team in a short time.
In the 2003-2004 season when he was only 16, Messi made ​​his debut first team in a friendly with Porto that marked the opening of the new Dragao stadium. The next championship-winning season, Messi made ​​his first appearance in an official match on October 16, 2004, in Barcelona's derby win against Espanyol at the Olympic Stadium (0-1).

Making his debut in the 2004-05 season, he broke his team record for youngest player to score a league goal. Major honors soon followed as Barcelona won La Liga in Messi's debut season, and won the league and Champions League double in 2006. A breakthrough season in 2006-07, he became a first team regular, scoring a hat-trick in El Clásico and finished with 14 goals in 26 league games.

Messi had a most successful season in his playing career, the 2008-09 season, where he scored 38 goals to play an integral part in the treble-winning campaign. This season broke the record and then defeated in the following 2009-10 campaign, in which Messi scored 47 goals in all competitions, equaling the record total of Ronaldo to Barcelona. He surpassed this record again in the 2010-11 season with 53 goals in all competitions.

Messi is the top scorer of the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship with six goals, including two in the final game. Shortly thereafter, he became a member of an established senior international team of Argentina. In 2006, he became the youngest Argentine to play in the FIFA World Cup and he won a runners-up medal at the Copa América tournament the following year. In 2008, in Beijing, he won his first international honor, the Olympic gold medal, with the Argentina Olympic football team


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