Leo Messi Timeline
Lionel Messi is Born
Young Messi joins Newell's Old Boys
The Trial with Barcelona & First Contract
La Masia & RFEF
First Professional Contract
First appearance in an official match
First Goal in an official match
First La Liga Trophy
FIFA World Youth Championship
First Goal in Champions League
First Goal with Argentina
First Champions League Trophy
Solo goal vs Getafe
Copa America 2007 Lost Final
Gold Medal at Olympic Games
First Ballon d'Or
First Golden Shoe
Five Goals in a single Champions League Game
Barcelona's All-time Top Scorer
A Record Breaking Year
Messi ended the season as the top scorer in Spain and Europe with 50 goals, a record in La Liga, while his 73 goals in all competitions surpassed 67 goals from Gerd Muller in the 1972-73 Bundesliga season, making Messi the best scorer in European football history in a single season.
At the end of the year, Messi had a record of 91 goals in all competitions with Barcelona and Argentina, surpassing Gerd Muller’s 85 goals in 1972 for Bayern Munich and Germany.
4 Ballon D'or in a Row
FIFA World Cup 2014 Lost Final
Substitute Mario Götze scored in the 113th minute and Germany won the game 1-0 to win the FIFA World Cup. At the conclusion of the final, Messi was awarded the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player with 4 goals and 1 assist.
All-Time Top Scorer in La Liga
Copa America 2015 Lost Final
Top Scorer with Argentina National Team
Copa America 2016 (Centenario) Lost Final
500 goals with Barcelona
6th Ballon d'Or
Top Goalscorer with a Single Club
1st Title with Argentina (Copa America 2021)
Seventh Ballon d'Or
FIFA World Cup 2022 Trophy
In the 2022 FIFA World Cup final, Messi made his record 26th World Cup finals appearance at Lusail Stadium.
Messi scored Argentina's opening goal with a penalty but after Argentina's eventual two-goal lead was erased by France forward Kylian Mbappe, who scored twice inside two minutes, Messi would score again in extra-time to restore Argentina's lead, before Mbappé again drew France level. Tied 3-3 after extra-time, the match went to a penalty shoot-out. Messi scored Argentina's first goal in the shoot-out, with Argentina eventually winning 4-2, ending the nation's 36-year wait for the trophy.
Messi, who broke many records in the tournament also won the Golden Ball as the best player with 7 goals and 3 assists.
MLS & Inter Miami Transfer
Lionel Messi signed for Major League Soccer club Inter Miami after leaving Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent.
Messi signed a two-and-a-half seasons contract, with an option to extend for a further year in the 2026 season.