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Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

Lionel Andrés Messi, is an Argentine footballer who plays for La Liga club FC Barcelona and is the captain of the Argentina national team, playing mainly as a forward. He is Barcelona's all-time top scorer in all official club competitions. By the age of 21, he had received Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations.

 

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The influential British football writer Sid Lowe wrote in the Guardian: "It is no longer about whether or not Messi is currently the best player in the world; it is about whether he might even be the best there has ever been."

Article:   Lionel Messi's Final Goal
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It is what British footballer writer Sid Lowe wrote, "it is about whether he might even be the best there has ever been."

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He [Messi] makes you hold your breath every time he touches the ball. It never seems to leave his feet.

Article:   LIONEL MESSI
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If you have not seen any of Lionel Messi's performances, you must.  The author who wrote this is Mia Hamm, is a retired American Women's Soccer player, and her expression is what happens when Messi has the ball.

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He can surpass his peers every time that he plays, not simply through his scoring but through the mesmeric way that he finds space, through the runs that take out four opponents in an instant, and through the movement that most of us would know is Messi even if he were in silhouette.

Article:   What Separates Messi and …
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I like how the author described Messi "even if he were in silhouette."  This just shows how quick and agile he can  break-away from his opponents. and create space,

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Messi, in my eyes, surpasses Ronaldo in the way that he plays for the team, in how he creates for others and, though this is a subjective opinion, in the way that he exudes contagious joy in being out on the field.

Article:   What Separates Messi and …
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It's good to see professional players, especially in soccer, that they are a team player.  Some days, you watch a match where there is someone who's greedy with the ball and never passes, but you know that if he/she makes that pass, then something even greater will happen.  We all have been there and understand this feeling.

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The only way for Messi to express himself is on the pitch. He does not want the spotlight and the glamour of a celebrity.

Article:   Who is Lionel Messi? A co…
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It's amazing how someone at in their mid-twenties, is the highest paid football (soccer) player, and plays for a prestigious club (FC Barcelona), yet, is able to control himself.  I think it's rare to see a professional player act the way Messi does, but it's also inspiring for the younger generations.

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Messi excels in statistics – in the Spanish League season 2009/10 he scored 34 goals in 35 matches, equaling the club record.

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Messi broke the 39-year record for most goals in a European club season in 2012 when he finished the season with 73.

Article: Lionel Messi
Source: Forbes
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I look forward to see more of his magic in the upcoming matches.

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Argentine professional footballer, Lionel Messi is the world’s highest-paid footballer, followed by David Beckham of England and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, according to France Football magazine. The Barcelona talisman Messi earns some 33 million euros ($43.5 million) a year with a 10.5-million-euro salary, 1.5 million euros in bonuses and 21 million euros in advertising and other contracts.

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[B]y the age of 16 Messi had made his first appearance for Barcelona. He put himself in the record books on May 1, 2005, as the youngest player to ever score a goal for the franchise.

Article: Lionel Messi biography
Source: Lionel Messi Biography
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By the age of 16, I was still studying in school.  This is an amazing accomplishment for such a young player at that time.

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Born Luis Lionel Andres Messi on June 24, 1987, in Rosario, Argentina. Messi, who stands just 5-foot 7-inches...Short and fast with a fierce style of play, Messi soon drew comparisons to another famous Argentinean footballer: Diego Maradona.

Article: Lionel Messi biography
Source: Lionel Messi Biography
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He is now 25 years old.

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