1. In 2012, a 24 year old Lionel Messi became the all-time leading scorer for Barcelona in all club competitions.
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5. Lionel Messi was born on the 24th of June, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina.
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6. Lionel Messi has steered the Catalan giants to six La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey titles, three Champions League titles plus several other trophies.
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8. Lionel Messi is part of Barcelona's squad and is available for the game, but it's unclear if he'll play against Real Madrid.
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10. Lionel Messi opened a kids park for children living in the hospital at the University hospital Vall d'hebron In Barcelona.
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11. Lionel Messi achieved victory in the under 20 World Cup in Argentina.
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16. Lionel Messi received the prestigious FIFA World Player of the year nominations in 2008 when he was only 21 years old.
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17. Lionel Messi played his Youth football career for Newell's Old Boys football club between the year 1995 and 2000 before being signed by FC club Barcelona in Spain.
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18. Lionel Messi was born on 24th June 1987 in the Rosario region of Argentina.
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19. Lionel Messi Is an Argentine Football player who is currently playing his professional football at the Spanish Football club FC Barcelona.
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21. Lionel Messi ranked second behind Neymar in SportsPro magazine's 2013 list of the world's most marketable athletes.
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30. Lionel Messi was born on June 24, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina.
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36. Lionel Messi was born on June 24, 1987, in Rosario, Argentina.
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42. Lionel Messi missed training ahead of a match against Atletico Madrid to attend the birth of his second son, Mateo, on 11 September 2015 in Barcelona.
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45. Lionel Messi was greeted by fans with signs like "Don't go, Leo" when the team landed in Buenos Aires.
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47. Lionel Messi finished the year with 51 goals, making him Europe's top scorer, one ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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48. Lionel Messi recovered in time for the last 16 round of the Champions League against Liverpool, but was effectively marked out of the game; Barcelona, the reigning champions, were out of the competition.
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52. Lionel Messi was scouted by Buenos Aires club River Plate, whose playmaker, Pablo Aimar, he idolised, but they were unable to pay for his treatment due to the country's economic collapse.
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53. Lionel Messi Is an Argentine Football player who is currently playing his professional football at the Spanish Football club FC Barcelona.
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57. Lionel Messi has revealed what he really thinks about Wayne Rooney—and England fans are loving it.
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58. Lionel Messi reveals what he really thinks about Wayne Rooney.
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59. Lionel Messi is taking advantage of the FIFA international break spending a few days with his family in Dubai.
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62. Lionel Messi is definitely returning to international football, says Argentina general manager.
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63. Lionel Messi returns to Barcelona starting line up against Real Betis.
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77. Since leaving for Spain at age 13, Lionel Messi has maintained close ties to his hometown of Rosario, even preserving his distinct Rosarino accent.
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79. In April 2015, Lionel Messi confirmed on Facebook that they were expecting another child.
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83. Throughout his career, Lionel Messi has been compared with his compatriot Diego Maradona, due to their similar playing styles as diminutive, left-footed dribblers.
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84. Lionel Messi had just 49 touches of the ball and only two inside the Croatia penalty area.
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88. Lionel Messi is the greatest thing we have in Argentina and we must take care of him.
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89. President of Argentina Mauricio Macri urged Lionel Messi not to quit, stating, "We are lucky, it is one of life's pleasures, it is a gift from God to have the best player in the world in a footballing country like ours.
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91. Along with Riquelme, Lionel Messi was singled out by FIFA as the stand-out player from the tournament's best team.
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95. Lionel Messi became only the second player after Cristiano Ronaldo to reach this century milestone, but accomplished it in 21 fewer appearances than the Portuguese counterpart.
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96. On 12 November, Lionel Messi placed second in the 2016 Ballon d'Or behind Cristiano Ronaldo, who claimed the award for the fourth time.
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98. Lionel Messi helped the team achieve 16 consecutive league victories, a record in Spanish football, concluding with another hat-trick against Atletico Madrid on 5 February 2011.
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100. Born and raised in central Argentina, Lionel Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency as a child.
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