Lionel Messi

Date of birth24 June 1987
Place of birthSanta Fe
NationalityArgentine
Weight67 kg
Height1.69 m
PositionMidfielder/Forward

On the day he became Argentina's youngest-ever player at a World Cup finals, Lionel scored their sixth goal in a 6-0 defeat of Serbia & Montenegro in their Group C game at the 2006 tournament.

Widely considered the best player in the world, he was included in Argentina's 2014 World Cup squad and went on to win the tournament's Best Player award.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2004-05 Barcelona Primera Liga 1
6
1
2005-06 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 2
2006-07 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 4
1
2007-08 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 2
2008-09 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 3
1
2009-10 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 2
4
2010-11 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 3
3
2011-12 Barcelona Primera Liga 2
1
5
1
2011-12 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 11
14
2
2012-13 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 9
2
8
2013-14 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 7
8
2014-15 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 13
10
1
2015-16 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 7
6
1
2015-16 Barcelona UEFA Super Cup 1
2
2016-17 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 2
4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
16 Oct 2004 Español v Barcelona W 0-1 Primera Liga 7
24 Oct 2004 Barcelona v Osasuna D 0-0 Primera Liga 8
04 Dec 2004 Barcelona v Malaga W 4-0 Primera Liga 14
11 Dec 2004 Albacete Balompié v Barcelona W 1-2 Primera Liga 15
21 Dec 2004 Barcelona v Levante W 2-1 Primera Liga 17
17 Apr 2005 Barcelona v Getafe W 2-0 Primera Liga 32
01 May 2005 Barcelona v Albacete Balompié W 2-0 Primera Liga 33
22 Feb 2006 Chelsea v Barcelona W 1-2 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg
07 Mar 2006 Barcelona v Chelsea D 1-1
Agg: 3-2
UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg
25 Aug 2006 Barcelona v Sevilla L 0-3 UEFA Super Cup Final
18 Oct 2006 Chelsea v Barcelona L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
31 Oct 2006 Barcelona v Chelsea D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Group A
21 Feb 2007 Barcelona v Liverpool L 1-2 UEFA Champions League 1st knockout round 1st leg
06 Mar 2007 Liverpool v Barcelona W 0-1
Agg: 2-2
UEFA Champions League 1st knockout round 2nd leg
23 Apr 2008 Barcelona v Manchester United D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Semi-final 1st leg
29 Apr 2008 Manchester United v Barcelona L 1-0
Agg: 1-0
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg
28 Apr 2009 Barcelona v Chelsea D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Semi-final 1st leg
06 May 2009 Chelsea v Barcelona D 1-1
Agg: 1-1
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg
27 May 2009 Barcelona v Manchester United W 2-0 UEFA Champions League Final
28 Aug 2009 Barcelona v Shakhtar Donetsk W 1-0 UEFA Super Cup Final
31 Mar 2010 Arsenal v Barcelona D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
06 Apr 2010 Barcelona v Arsenal W 4-1
Agg: 6-3
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
16 Feb 2011 Arsenal v Barcelona L 2-1 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg
08 Mar 2011 Barcelona v Arsenal W 3-1
Agg: 4-3
UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg
28 May 2011 Barcelona v Manchester United W 3-1 UEFA Champions League Final
26 Aug 2011 Barcelona v FC Porto W 2-0 UEFA Super Cup Final
29 Aug 2011 Barcelona v Villarreal W 5-0 Primera Liga 1
10 Sep 2011 Real Sociedad v Barcelona D 2-2 Primera Liga 2
13 Sep 2011 Barcelona v AC Milan D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Group H
17 Sep 2011 Barcelona v Osasuna W 8-0 Primera Liga 3
28 Sep 2011 FC BATE Borisov v Barcelona W 0-5 UEFA Champions League Group H
19 Oct 2011 Barcelona v Viktoria Plzen W 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
01 Nov 2011 Viktoria Plzen v Barcelona W 0-4 UEFA Champions League Group H
23 Nov 2011 AC Milan v Barcelona W 2-3 UEFA Champions League Group H
14 Feb 2012 Bayer Leverkusen v Barcelona W 1-3 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg
07 Mar 2012 Barcelona v Bayer Leverkusen W 7-1
Agg: 10-2
UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg
28 Mar 2012 AC Milan v Barcelona D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
03 Apr 2012 Barcelona v AC Milan W 3-1
Agg: 3-1
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
18 Apr 2012 Chelsea v Barcelona L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Semi-final 1st leg
24 Apr 2012 Barcelona v Chelsea D 2-2
Agg: 2-3
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg
19 Sep 2012 Barcelona v Spartak Moskva W 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group G
02 Oct 2012 Benfica v Barcelona W 0-2 UEFA Champions League Group G
23 Oct 2012 Barcelona v Celtic W 2-1 UEFA Champions League Group G
07 Nov 2012 Celtic v Barcelona L 2-1 UEFA Champions League Group G
20 Nov 2012 Spartak Moskva v Barcelona W 0-3 UEFA Champions League Group G
05 Dec 2012 Barcelona v Benfica D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group G
20 Feb 2013 AC Milan v Barcelona L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg
12 Mar 2013 Barcelona v AC Milan W 4-0
Agg: 4-2
UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg
02 Apr 2013 Paris St Germain v Barcelona D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
10 Apr 2013 Barcelona v Paris St Germain D 1-1
Agg: 3-3
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
23 Apr 2013 Bayern Munchen v Barcelona L 4-0 UEFA Champions League Semi-final 1st leg
18 Sep 2013 Barcelona v Ajax W 4-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
22 Oct 2013 AC Milan v Barcelona D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group H
06 Nov 2013 Barcelona v AC Milan W 3-1 UEFA Champions League Group H
18 Feb 2014 Manchester City v Barcelona W 0-2 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg
12 Mar 2014 Barcelona v Manchester City W 2-1
Agg: 4-1
UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg
01 Apr 2014 Barcelona v Atletico Madrid D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
09 Apr 2014 Atletico Madrid v Barcelona L 1-0
Agg: 2-1
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
17 Sep 2014 Barcelona v APOEL Nicosia W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
30 Sep 2014 Paris St Germain v Barcelona L 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group F
21 Oct 2014 Barcelona v Ajax W 3-1 UEFA Champions League Group F
05 Nov 2014 Ajax v Barcelona W 0-2 UEFA Champions League Group F
25 Nov 2014 APOEL Nicosia v Barcelona W 0-4 UEFA Champions League Group F
10 Dec 2014 Barcelona v Paris St Germain W 3-1 UEFA Champions League Group F
24 Feb 2015 Manchester City v Barcelona W 1-2 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg
18 Mar 2015 Barcelona v Manchester City W 1-0
Agg: 3-1
UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg
15 Apr 2015 Paris St Germain v Barcelona W 1-3 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
21 Apr 2015 Barcelona v Paris St Germain W 2-0
Agg: 5-1
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
06 May 2015 Barcelona v Bayern Munchen W 3-0 UEFA Champions League Semi-final 1st leg
12 May 2015 Bayern Munchen v Barcelona L 3-2
Agg: 3-5
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg
06 Jun 2015 Barcelona v Juventus W 3-1 UEFA Champions League Final
11 Aug 2015 Barcelona v Sevilla W 5-4 UEFA Super Cup Final
16 Sep 2015 AS Roma v Barcelona D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group E
24 Nov 2015 Barcelona v AS Roma W 6-1 UEFA Champions League Group E
09 Dec 2015 Bayer Leverkusen v Barcelona D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group E
23 Feb 2016 Arsenal v Barcelona W 0-2 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg
16 Mar 2016 Barcelona v Arsenal W 3-1
Agg: 5-1
UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg
05 Apr 2016 Barcelona v Atletico Madrid W 2-1 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
13 Apr 2016 Atletico Madrid v Barcelona L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
19 Oct 2016 Barcelona v Manchester City W 4-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
01 Nov 2016 Manchester City v Barcelona L 3-1 UEFA Champions League Group C


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2004-05 Argentina World Youth Cup Under-20
1
2005-06 Argentina FIFA World Cup 2
4
1
2005-06 Argentina International Friendly 2
2
1
1
2006-07 Argentina Copa America 5
1
2
1
2006-07 Argentina International Friendly 4
2
2007-08 Argentina FIFA World Cup 6
2
2007-08 Argentina International Friendly 4
1
1
2008-09 Argentina FIFA World Cup 8
2
1
2008-09 Argentina International Friendly 1
1
2009-10 Argentina FIFA World Cup 9
2009-10 Argentina International Friendly 2
1
1
2010-11 Argentina Copa America 4
2010-11 Argentina International Friendly 7
4
1
2011-12 Argentina FIFA World Cup 5
3
2011-12 Argentina International Friendly 4
6
2012-13 Argentina FIFA World Cup 6
2
5
2012-13 Argentina International Friendly 4
4
2013-14 Argentina FIFA World Cup 8
6
2013-14 Argentina International Friendly 2
1
1
2014-15 Argentina Copa America 6
1
1
2014-15 Argentina International Friendly 3
1
3
2015-16 Argentina Copa America 3
2
5
1
2015-16 Argentina FIFA World Cup 2
1
2015-16 Argentina International Friendly 2
1
3
2016-17 Argentina FIFA World Cup 4
3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
11 Jun 2005 Argentina v USA L 0-1 World Youth Cup Under-20 Group D
17 Aug 2005 Hungary v Argentina W 1-2 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Paraguay v Argentina L 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America
09 Oct 2005 Argentina v Peru W 2-0 FIFA World Cup South America
12 Oct 2005 Uruguay v Argentina L 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America
16 Nov 2005 Qatar v Argentina W 0-3 International Friendly
01 Mar 2006 Croatia v Argentina L 3-2 International Friendly
30 May 2006 Argentina v Angola W 2-0 International Friendly
16 Jun 2006 Argentina v Serbia and Montenegro W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
21 Jun 2006 Netherlands v Argentina D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
24 Jun 2006 Argentina v Mexico W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
03 Sep 2006 Brazil v Argentina L 3-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 2006 Spain v Argentina L 2-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2007 Switzerland v Argentina D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 2007 Argentina v Algeria W 4-3 International Friendly
28 Jun 2007 Argentina v USA W 4-1 Copa America Group C
02 Jul 2007 Argentina v Colombia W 4-2 Copa America Group C
05 Jul 2007 Argentina v Paraguay W 1-0 Copa America Group C
08 Jul 2007 Argentina v Peru W 4-0 Copa America Quarter-final
11 Jul 2007 Argentina v Mexico W 3-0 Copa America Semi-final
15 Jul 2007 Argentina v Brazil L 0-3 Copa America Final
22 Aug 2007 Norway v Argentina L 2-1 International Friendly
11 Sep 2007 Australia v Argentina W 0-1 International Friendly
13 Oct 2007 Argentina v Chile W 2-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
16 Oct 2007 Venezuela v Argentina W 0-2 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
17 Nov 2007 Argentina v Bolivia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
20 Nov 2007 Colombia v Argentina L 2-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
04 Jun 2008 Mexico v Argentina W 1-4 International Friendly
08 Jun 2008 USA v Argentina D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Jun 2008 Argentina v Ecuador D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
18 Jun 2008 Brazil v Argentina D 0-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
16 Aug 2008 Argentina v Netherlands W 2-1 Olympics Quarter-final
19 Aug 2008 Argentina v Brazil W 3-0 Olympics Semi-final
23 Aug 2008 Nigeria v Argentina W 0-1 Olympics Final
06 Sep 2008 Argentina v Paraguay D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
10 Sep 2008 Peru v Argentina D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
11 Oct 2008 Argentina v Uruguay W 2-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
15 Oct 2008 Chile v Argentina L 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
11 Feb 2009 France v Argentina W 0-2 International Friendly
28 Mar 2009 Argentina v Venezuela W 4-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
01 Apr 2009 Bolivia v Argentina L 6-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
06 Jun 2009 Argentina v Colombia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
10 Jun 2009 Ecuador v Argentina L 2-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
05 Sep 2009 Argentina v Brazil L 1-3 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
09 Sep 2009 Paraguay v Argentina L 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
10 Oct 2009 Argentina v Peru W 2-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
14 Oct 2009 Uruguay v Argentina W 0-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
14 Nov 2009 Spain v Argentina L 2-1 International Friendly
03 Mar 2010 Germany v Argentina W 0-1 International Friendly
12 Jun 2010 Argentina v Nigeria W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
17 Jun 2010 Argentina v Korea Republic W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
22 Jun 2010 Greece v Argentina W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
27 Jun 2010 Argentina v Mexico W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals - round of 16
03 Jul 2010 Argentina v Germany L 0-4 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
11 Aug 2010 Republic of Ireland v Argentina W 0-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2010 Argentina v Spain W 4-1 International Friendly
08 Oct 2010 Japan v Argentina L 1-0 International Friendly
17 Nov 2010 Argentina v Brazil W 1-0 International Friendly
09 Feb 2011 Argentina v Portugal W 2-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2011 USA v Argentina D 1-1 International Friendly
20 Jun 2011 Argentina v Albania W 4-0 International Friendly
01 Jul 2011 Argentina v Bolivia D 1-1 Copa America Group A
06 Jul 2011 Argentina v Colombia D 0-0 Copa America Group A
11 Jul 2011 Argentina v Costa Rica W 3-0 Copa America Group A
16 Jul 2011 Argentina v Uruguay L 1-1 (4-5) Copa America Quarter-final
02 Sep 2011 Venezuela v Argentina W 0-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2011 Argentina v Nigeria W 3-1 International Friendly
07 Oct 2011 Argentina v Chile W 4-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
11 Oct 2011 Venezuela v Argentina L 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
11 Nov 2011 Argentina v Bolivia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
15 Nov 2011 Colombia v Argentina W 1-2 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
29 Feb 2012 Switzerland v Argentina W 1-3 International Friendly
02 Jun 2012 Argentina v Ecuador W 4-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
09 Jun 2012 Argentina v Brazil W 4-3 International Friendly
15 Aug 2012 Germany v Argentina W 1-3 International Friendly
07 Sep 2012 Argentina v Paraguay W 3-1 FIFA World Cup
11 Sep 2012 Peru v Argentina D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
12 Oct 2012 Argentina v Uruguay W 3-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
16 Oct 2012 Chile v Argentina W 1-2 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
14 Nov 2012 Saudi Arabia v Argentina D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Feb 2013 Sweden v Argentina W 2-3 International Friendly
22 Mar 2013 Argentina v Venezuela W 3-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
26 Mar 2013 Bolivia v Argentina D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
07 Jun 2013 Argentina v Colombia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
11 Jun 2013 Ecuador v Argentina D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
14 Jun 2013 Guatemala v Argentina W 0-4 International Friendly
10 Sep 2013 Paraguay v Argentina W 2-5 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
05 Mar 2014 Romania v Argentina D 0-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 2014 Argentina v Trinidad and Tobago W 3-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2014 Argentina v Slovenia W 2-0 International Friendly
15 Jun 2014 Argentina v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
21 Jun 2014 Argentina v Iran W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
25 Jun 2014 Nigeria v Argentina W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
01 Jul 2014 Argentina v Switzerland W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
05 Jul 2014 Argentina v Belgium W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
09 Jul 2014 Argentina v Netherlands W 0-0 (4-2) FIFA World Cup Semi-final
13 Jul 2014 Germany v Argentina L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Final
11 Oct 2014 Brazil v Argentina L 2-0 International Friendly
14 Oct 2014 Hong Kong v Argentina W 0-7 International Friendly
12 Nov 2014 Argentina v Croatia W 2-1 International Friendly
18 Nov 2014 Portugal v Argentina L 1-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 2015 Argentina v Paraguay D 2-2 Copa America Group B
16 Jun 2015 Argentina v Uruguay W 1-0 Copa America Group B
20 Jun 2015 Argentina v Jamaica W 1-0 Copa America Group B
26 Jun 2015 Argentina v Colombia W 0-0 (5-4) Copa America Quarter-final
30 Jun 2015 Argentina v Paraguay W 6-1 Copa America Semi-final
04 Jul 2015 Chile v Argentina L 0-0 (1-4) Copa America Final
04 Sep 2015 Argentina v Bolivia W 7-0 International Friendly
08 Sep 2015 Argentina v Mexico D 2-2 International Friendly
24 Mar 2016 Chile v Argentina W 1-2 FIFA World Cup South America final group
29 Mar 2016 Argentina v Bolivia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup South America final group
27 May 2016 Argentina v Honduras W 1-0 International Friendly
10 Jun 2016 Argentina v Panama W 5-0 Copa America Group D
14 Jun 2016 Bolivia v Argentina W 0-3 Copa America Group D
18 Jun 2016 Argentina v Venezuela W 4-1 Copa America Quarter-final
21 Jun 2016 USA v Argentina W 0-4 Copa America Semi-final
26 Jun 2016 Argentina v Chile L 0-0 (2-4) Copa America Final
02 Sep 2016 Argentina v Uruguay W 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America final group
10 Nov 2016 Brazil v Argentina L 3-0 FIFA World Cup South America final group
15 Nov 2016 Argentina v Colombia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup South America final group
24 Mar 2017 Argentina v Chile W 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America final group
09 Jun 2017 Brazil v Argentina W 0-1 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.