Lionel Messi is an Argentine footballer. He plays as forward for FC Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga. He also plays for the Argentine national team. He is considered one of the richest footballers in the world, signing a contract with Barcelona that lasts until 2016 and with a buyout clause of 250 million euros.
Height: 5'6 1/2"
Weight: 67 kg
- nominated for FIFA Footballer of the Year and Ballon d'Or at age 21
- won FIFA Footballer of the Year in 2009
- won Ballon d'Or in 2009, 2010, and 2011
- won UEFA Best Player in Europe Award in 2009, 2010 and 2011
- won 5 La Liga titles and 2 Champions League titles
- named La Liga Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010