Leo Messi Best Player of the Football Field
An Introduction and Life Snippets of Lionel Andrés Messi
Leo Messi with Four Ballon d'Or awards to his name can be considered to be the best football player in the world. He is a remarkable team player though he has many individual qualities. His career started in 1995 at Newell's Old Boys, where he continued till 2000. He joined the Under 14s in Barcelona at the age of 13.
Lionel Andrés Messi, much famous by his nickname Leo Messi at the age of 23 years, has already won 11 major titles (1 Champions League, 4 Spanish championships, 3 Spanish Super cup, 1 Spanish Cup, 1 European Super Cup and 1 World Club Cup) with FC Barcelona club in which he played since the age of thirteen years and for which he is already the third best scorer. With the selection of Argentina, he won the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Messi was born on 24 June 1987 in Rosario in Argentina. He is an Argentina footballer, also having the nationality Spanish. He moves in football field with his number 10 to an attacking midfielder at FC Barcelona and the Argentine national team.
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Leo Messi Best Player of Spanish League
Messi is widely elected as best player of the Spanish league, club best player by UEFA, World Player of the FIFA and finally won the Golden Ball with a record number of votes. In 2010, he became Pichichi (according to Wikipedia In Spanish football, the Pichichi is the trophy awarded by Spanish sports newspaper Marca to the top goal scorer for each league season) and European Golden Shoe award for the first time in his career and that is because of his 34 goals in La Liga.
By entering this season he scored total of 47 goals in all competitions, Messi equals record of goals for Ronaldo in a season with FC Barcelona. At the end of the year, he won a second Golden Ball in a row.
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- Messi is able to constantly put his rivals at unease with his excellent, sensational, unique playing style.
- He is a natural left footer and is stunningly versatile and has a amazing skill to play anywhere on the field. But he feels more comfortable to play on the right side.
- He is able to deal with even the toughest of defenders with his extraordinary speed and physique.
- He is capable enough to hold on to the ball in a style as if it were stuck to his feet with his surprising strength and creative playing style.
- He is a specialist at all dead ball situations, particularly free kicks and penalties.
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Messi Real Hero of the Football Field
In 2009, Messi won an unprecedented six times in the history of football with FC Barcelona. His extraordinary year is rewarded by all the major individual awards. In a recent interview with Barca TV, Lionel Messi said he did not listen to the criticism he received from people. The FC Barcelona player ensures they are motivated to get better every day. "I listen neither good nor bad reviews, even if I hear more bad. I recognize that they motivate me.” The striker also said that the desire of securities is still there. "Growing each year and learn some more things, that's what I want. I hope that continues to grow. I'd like to maintain this level and could win more titles, or even tripled this year, with Barcelona, which really interests me.”
Messi has been with Barça for 13 years. Listed below is an overview of the 13 key moments in the world’s best player’s career.
Crucial moments in Leo Messi's careers at FC Barcelona
1. Official debut with the first team
It was in La Liga in the Catalan derby played at Montjuïc that Messi participated for the first match for the senior side
2. First goal in La Liga
Messi received a support from Ronaldinho; the Argentine then chipped Valbuena to fasten Barça’s 2-0 victory. It was against Albacete, at the Camp Nou.
3. Joan Gamper Trophy against Juventus
This was his breakout match which was against Capello’s Juventus in the Joan Gamper Trophy. His team was unstoppable.
4. Nets hat trick against Real Madrid
His first hat trick was against Real Madrid in the Clásico at the Camp Nou.
5. Maradona-like goal against Getafe
The goalscored by Messi in the Semi finals was nearly identical to the one Maradona scored in the 1986 World Cup against England.
6. Treble in Rome
The Argentine scored a header against Manchester United in Rome, secured the Champions League title for FC Barcelona and also secured the Club's first ever treble: Cup, League, Champions League.
7. First Ballon d'Or
France Football named Leo Messi as the best footballer of the year in 2009.
8. Match-winning goal
In Abu Dhabi, Barça defeated Estudiantes de La Plata with a goal scored by Leo Messi.Since it was their sixth trophy, the team is affectionately known as the Barça of the Six Cups
9. Decisive goal in Wembley
Messi scored the go ahead goal in the second half and the Blaugrana went on to win the title (3-1).
10. Highest goal scorer
Leo Messi became the highest goalscorer in the history of the Club in official matches at the Camp Nou, Against Granada.
11. 50 goals in La Liga and second Golden Boot Award
He won his second Golden Boot Award
for his 50 goals in the domestic competition.
12. Messi breaks Müller’s record
Messi smashes Gerd Müller’s record of 85 goals scored in a calendar year (1972) with his 91 goals in 2012.
13. Fourth consecutive Ballon d’Orr
He became the first footballer to win the Ballon d’Or four times. Moreover the four awards were won consecutively.
Messi can be described as the quick, incisive, balanced, stylish runner with the ball. Maradona himself has said that Messi is his Maradona. Messi’s courage or ability to take on responsibilities and his cold blood are the other virtues that make him the best football player on the planet!
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