Lionel Messi

Luxurious property of famous world’s football idol

Luxurious property of famous world’s football idol

Luxurious property of famous world’s football idol
Former Super Eagles star gives Mikel Obi an important advice after his father's second abduction

Former Super Eagles star gives Mikel Obi an important advice after his father's second abduction

Former Nigeria international Emmanuel Emenike has urged Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel to relocate his parent to either Abuja or Lagos. Michael Obi suffered a second kidnap late last month when Nigeria played Argentina.

Former Super Eagles star gives Mikel Obi an important advice after his father's second abduction
Revealed: Just 1 Argentine flew home on team plane as Messi, other players split up after World Cup exit

Revealed: Just 1 Argentine flew home on team plane as Messi, other players split up after World Cup exit

The Albiceleste were ranked among the contenders for the ongoing FIFA World Cup by bookmakers but were sent packing by France’s Les Bleus with a 4-3 defeat in the last 16 rounds. Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe netted a brace.

Revealed: Just 1 Argentine flew home on team plane as Messi, other players split up after World Cup exit
Diego Maradona offers to coach Argentina for free after 2018 World Cup exit

Diego Maradona offers to coach Argentina for free after 2018 World Cup exit

Argentina football legend Diego Maradona has offered to coach his national team for free after their failure at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Argentina were sent out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia after losing against France

Diego Maradona offers to coach Argentina for free after 2018 World Cup exit
Lionel Messi's fan 'kills' himself after Argentina's defeat against France at Russia 2018 World Cup

Lionel Messi's fan 'kills' himself after Argentina's defeat against France at Russia 2018 World Cup

A 20-year-old boy known as Monotosh Halder has reportedly hanged himself in West Bengal, India following Argentina's defeat against France at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He was said to have died in his room.

Lionel Messi's fan 'kills' himself after Argentina's defeat against France at Russia 2018 World Cup
Argentina coach reportedly set to quit the national team after World Cup exit

Argentina coach reportedly set to quit the national team after World Cup exit

Jorge Sampaoli has reportedly quit as Argentina coach after World Cup exit in the round of 16 following a meeting with his bosses. Lionel Messi and his teammates scraped through Group D after drawing with debutants Iceland.

Argentina coach reportedly set to quit the national team after World Cup exit
Check out what Lionel Messi did at the airport after returning from Russia (video)

Check out what Lionel Messi did at the airport after returning from Russia (video)

Argentina international Lionel Messi has returned to Barcelona after crashing out with his national team from the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Argentina reached the final last four years, but they were beaten by France in Russia.

Check out what Lionel Messi did at the airport after returning from Russia (video)
Maradona makes big statement about Lionel Messi after Argentina crashed out of Russia 2018

Maradona makes big statement about Lionel Messi after Argentina crashed out of Russia 2018

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has faulted Jorge Sampaoli's tactics for Lionel Messi's no-show at this year's FIFA World Cup in Russia. La Albiceleste were beaten 4-3 by France in the round of 16 encounter at the Kazan Arena.

Maradona makes big statement about Lionel Messi after Argentina crashed out of Russia 2018
What Paul Pogba did to Messi after France victory over Argentina leaves football fans surprised

What Paul Pogba did to Messi after France victory over Argentina leaves football fans surprised

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba's move to hug and commiserate with Lionel Messi after France's emphatic 4-3 victory over Argentina in the 2018 Round of 16 stage has left football fans around the world awed.

What Paul Pogba did to Messi after France victory over Argentina leaves football fans surprised
Didier Deschamps reveals what he told N'golo Kante about Messi before Argentina clash

Didier Deschamps reveals what he told N'golo Kante about Messi before Argentina clash

France coach Didier Deschamps has revealed how his side contained Lionel Messi in their 4-3 victory over Argentina in their round of 16 clash at the Kazan Arena on Saturday, June 30. Les Bles will face Uruguay in the quarterfinals

Didier Deschamps reveals what he told N'golo Kante about Messi before Argentina clash
Kylian Mbappe's brace sinks Messi-led Argentina as France become the first team to qualify for Russia 2018 quarterfinals

Kylian Mbappe's brace sinks Messi-led Argentina as France become the first team to qualify for Russia 2018 quarterfinals

France and Argentina kick off the 2018 FIFA World Cup knock out stage fixtures on Saturday, June 30 at the Kazan Arena. The French national team qualified for the round of 16 stage after gathering seven points from 3 group games.

Kylian Mbappe's brace sinks Messi-led Argentina as France become the first team to qualify for Russia 2018 quarterfinals
Ighalo receives death threats from Nigerian supporters, begs for mercy

Ighalo receives death threats from Nigerian supporters, begs for mercy

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has received death threats after Nigeria's World Cup exit. The 29-year-old missed two glorious opportunities against Argentina on Tuesday as the Super Eagles lost 2-1 in Saint Petersburg.

Ighalo receives death threats from Nigerian supporters, begs for mercy
Messi saved from embarrassment as his painting is quickly put on a hotel wall to avoid Ronaldo mix up

Messi saved from embarrassment as his painting is quickly put on a hotel wall to avoid Ronaldo mix up

Lionel Messi can now sleep easy without his arch-rival, Cristiano Ronaldo's mural looming over him. An artwork of Messi's face was painted on the hotel Argentina moved into as they prepare for World Cup last-16 against France.

Messi saved from embarrassment as his painting is quickly put on a hotel wall to avoid Ronaldo mix up
Lionel Messi’s ex-teammate makes 1 confession about the Barcelona star

Lionel Messi’s ex-teammate makes 1 confession about the Barcelona star

The Barcelona star has enjoyed more action in the UEFA Champions League minutes against the West London outfit than other teams after facing Chelsea in 10 matches, for a total of 835 minutes, but could not score in the 730 minutes

Lionel Messi’s ex-teammate makes 1 confession about the Barcelona star
Lionel Messi to face Ronaldo's mural everyday at Argentina's hotel in Russia (photos)

Lionel Messi to face Ronaldo's mural everyday at Argentina's hotel in Russia (photos)

Argentina international Lionel Messi will now have to face a painting work of his rival Cristiano Ronaldo everyday in Russia as his national team's hotel are opposite a mural of the Real Madrid star. They could meet in round of 8.

Lionel Messi to face Ronaldo's mural everyday at Argentina's hotel in Russia (photos)
Russia 2018: Barcelona player reveals 1 stunning secret about Lionel Messi ahead of Argentina, France cracker

Russia 2018: Barcelona player reveals 1 stunning secret about Lionel Messi ahead of Argentina, France cracker

The hard-tackling defender and Messi have been club mates for 24 months, but would come face-to face on Saturday, June 30 when France’s Les Bleus tackle Argentina’s Albiceleste in a round of 16 showdown at the Kazan Arena.

Russia 2018: Barcelona player reveals 1 stunning secret about Lionel Messi ahead of Argentina, France cracker
Lionel Messi reveals the lucky charm he wore that inspired Argentina to victory against Nigeria

Lionel Messi reveals the lucky charm he wore that inspired Argentina to victory against Nigeria

Barcelona star Lionel Messi inspired Argentina to their first victory at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia following their 2-1 win over Nigeria at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday, June 26. He scored the opening goal.

Lionel Messi reveals the lucky charm he wore that inspired Argentina to victory against Nigeria
Russia 2018: Check out what Messi and teammates were doing 48 hours after beating Nigeria (photos)

Russia 2018: Check out what Messi and teammates were doing 48 hours after beating Nigeria (photos)

Lionel Messi and his Argentina’s Albiceleste teammates’ returned to full training on Thursday morning, two days after sending Nigeria out of the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia with a hard fourth 2-1. Argentina battle France.

Russia 2018: Check out what Messi and teammates were doing 48 hours after beating Nigeria (photos)
John Obi Mikel explains what the referee told him after Marcos Rojo's hand ball in the penalty box

John Obi Mikel explains what the referee told him after Marcos Rojo's hand ball in the penalty box

Captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria John Obi Mikel has claimed that the center referee that handled the game between Nigeria and Argentina Cuneyt Cakir should have given his side a penalty. Argentina won the tie 2-1.

John Obi Mikel explains what the referee told him after Marcos Rojo's hand ball in the penalty box
God gave us victory against the Super Eagles of Nigeria - Messi

God gave us victory against the Super Eagles of Nigeria - Messi

Lionel Messi has said Argentina knew they would defeat Nigeria in their last Group D match to book a spot in the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup. The South American nation won 2-1 to qualify for the next stage of the tournament

God gave us victory against the Super Eagles of Nigeria - Messi
Medical practitioner dies of heart attack in Ebonyi after Argentina's winning goal against Nigeria at the World Cup

Medical practitioner dies of heart attack in Ebonyi after Argentina's winning goal against Nigeria at the World Cup

A Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki consultant Dr. Chidi Ebirim has been reported dead in Ebonyi. The medical practitioner was said to have slumped while watching Nigeria's 2-1 defeat to Argentina in their last Group D clash.

Medical practitioner dies of heart attack in Ebonyi after Argentina's winning goal against Nigeria at the World Cup
Marcos Rojo celebrates his goal against the Super Eagles on the plane

Marcos Rojo celebrates his goal against the Super Eagles on the plane

Marcos Rojo on Tuesday night, June 27, celebrated the goal he scored against the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup by eating pizza on the plane. His goal sent the South Americans to the round of 16 in Russia.

Marcos Rojo celebrates his goal against the Super Eagles on the plane
Argentina boss caught on camera asking Messi if he should bring on Aguero in the match against Nigeria

Argentina boss caught on camera asking Messi if he should bring on Aguero in the match against Nigeria

Jorge Sampaoli appeared to ask Lionel Messi if he should bring in Sergio Aguero late into their match against Nigeria. Marcos Rojo scored the winner over Nigeria four minutes from time as the two-time champions left it late.

Argentina boss caught on camera asking Messi if he should bring on Aguero in the match against Nigeria
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Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi (born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a forward for La Liga club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He serves as the captain of his country's national football team.

By the age of 21, Messi had received Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations. The following year, in 2009, he won his first Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards. He followed this up by winning the inaugural FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2010, and again in 2011 and 2012. He also won the 2010-11 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award.

At the age of 24, Messi became Barcelona's all-time top scorer in all official club competitions. At age 25, Messi became the youngest player to score 200 La Liga goals.

Messi became the first player to top-score in four successive Champions League campaigns. He set the European record for most goals scored in a season during the 2011-12 season, with 73 goals. In the same season, he set the current goalscoring record in a single La Liga season, scoring 50 goals. On 16 February 2013, Lionel Messi scored his 300th Barcelona goal against Granada.

His playing style and stature have drawn comparisons to compatriot Diego Maradona, who himself declared Messi his "successor".

On 2 June, 2012, Messi assisted and scored a goal in Argentina's 4–0 win against Ecuador in a World Cup 2014 Qualifying match. He celebrated scoring his 23rd goal for Argentina by placing the ball under his jersey, as his girlfriend was reportedly 12 weeks pregnant.

On 2 November, 2012, Messi became a father for the first time following the birth of his son, Thiago. The Argentine striker added on his Facebook page: "Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son was born and thanks to God for this gift!"

Messi has maintained close ties to his family since leaving for Spain, and has gone to great lengths to maintain them.

In 2007, Messi established the Leo Messi Foundation, a charity supporting access to education and health care for vulnerable children.

On 11 March, 2010, Messi was announced as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, his activities are aimed at supporting children’s rights. Messi is supported in this by Barcelona, who also have a strong association with UNICEF.

In March 2010, France Football ranked him at the top of its list of the world's richest footballers, ahead of David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo, with £29.6 million (€33 million) in combined income from salaries, bonuses and off-field earnings. His net wealth is estimated at $110 millIon.

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