Both clubs have the financial means to afford messi but manchester city have the lure of pep guardiola whom messi played for during his golden years at barcelona. 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 age 13 messi and his family relocated to barcelona and he began playing for fc barcelona s under 14 team.
Lionel messi teams he played for. Interestingly despite being two years younger than ronaldo messi was the first of the pair to get a champions league winner s medal. At the age of 13 messi moved from argentina to spain. Apart from fcb he has also played international football for his home country argentina.
But can you name the only side that hasn t been on the end of a messi mauling. Incredible stat reveals lionel messi has beaten 84 of the 85 teams he has played with barcelona. Luis lionel andres leo messi is an argentinian soccer player who plays forward for the fc barcelona club and the argentina national team.
Ljoˈnel anˈdɾes ˈmesi. Sir alex ferguson managed to successfully keep lionel messi at bay when manchester united met barcelona in the semi finals of the 2007 08 uefa champions league. A protracted legal battle is a possibility unless both sides come to some sort of agreement.
In his professional career lionel messi has only played for f c. Reuters photo lionel messi telling barcelona that he wants to leave after spending 20 years at the catalan giants messi joined the barcelona youth academy at the age of 13 sent shockwaves across the football fraternity. Inter milan has been among the teams most openly trying to recruit messi.
Now wes brown who played both. He scored 21 goals in 14 games for the junior team and he quickly graduated through the higher level teams until at age 16 he was given his informal debut with fc barcelona in a friendly match. Lionel andrés messi spanish pronunciation.
They signed him at the age of 13 and he made his first team debut at the age of 17. The argentine was part of the successful barca squad of. The italian giants are about a decade removed from being among the sport s elite and likely see messi as a ticket back into.