That was the day that lionel messi a floppy haired and relatively unknown teenager at the time made his. Luis lionel andres leo messi is an argentinian soccer player who plays forward for the fc barcelona club and the argentina national team.
Messi has broken countless records over the prevailing years but the first big one came in march 2012 when he scored a hat trick against granada to become barcelona s all time top goal scorer at.
Lionel messi professional debut. Last updated 18 15 friday 16 october 2020 bst 16 years ago today lionel messi made his la liga debut for barcelona. The argentine forward joined the club in 2001 and rapidly progressed through the youth team. Having made his professional debut against espanyol in the derbi barceloní earlier in october a young argentine by the name of lionel messi ran out for the first time in european competition two.
Bein sports carles rexach played 449 matches for barcelona between 1966 81 the most for a barcelona. 17 2005 in a friendly but he. The game of football has never been the same since.
On october 16 2004 barcelona defeated espanyol 1 0 at the rcde stadium and it so happens that a certain lionel messi made his professional debut for the club on the day. Lionel messi debuts for argentina national team gets a red the barcelona striker made his first appearance with the argentina national team on aug. Lionel andrés messi spanish pronunciation.
Born 24 june 1987 is an argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both the spanish club barcelona and the argentina national team often considered as the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time messi has won a record six ballon d or awards. At the age of 13 messi moved from argentina to spain. 16 2004 will forever be remembered as a seminal moment in the history of barcelona.
Messi s phenomenal skills garnered the attention of prestigious clubs on both sides of the atlantic. Messi started playing football as a boy and in 1995 joined the youth team of newell s old boys a rosario based top division football club. Ljoˈnel anˈdɾes ˈmesi.
Messi s debut in 2004 was brief but he showed in less than 10 minutes what he was capable of.