Messi s phenomenal skills garnered the attention of prestigious clubs on both sides of the atlantic. Messi arrived at barcelona as a teenager in 2001 joining the club s famed la masia youth academy.
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.
Lionel messi youth team. What were lionel messi s achievements. He has scored 634 goals in 731 appearances for la blaugrana making him the highest goalscorer in the history of the club and the spanish topflight division. He first team debut happened in 2003 as a 16 year old and since then he led barcelona to 34.
Luis lionel andres leo messi is an argentinian soccer player who plays forward for the fc barcelona club and the argentina national team. Messi went on to score a total of 89 goals in just 97 games across barcelona youth teams starting from 2000 2001 season before his debut for the senior team c and the rest is history. Lionel messi messi with argentina at the 2018 fifa world cup personal information full name lionel andrés messi date of birth 1987 06 24 24 june 1987 age 33 place of birth rosario argentina height 1 70 m 5 ft 7 in position s forward club information current team barcelona number 10 youth career 1994 2000 newell s old boys 2001 2003 barcelona senior career years team apps gls.
At the age of 13 messi moved from argentina to spain.