A Timeline of Lionel Messi
Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi (Spanish pronunciation: [ljoˈnel anˈdɾes ˈmesi]; born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He is often considered the best player in the world and is rated by many in the sport...
Messi is banned for four games for insulting an assistant referee while playing for Argentina against Chile.
28th of March 2017 | Messi is banned for four games and fined 8,100 for insulting an assistant referee during a match against Chile. Argentina win the match 1-0.
Lionel Messi: Barcelona and Argentina forward banned for 'insulting...
Lionel Messi is banned for four international matches - just five and a half hours before Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Bolivia kicks off.
Messi scores a goal in one of Barcelona's greatest comebacks against PSG in the Champions League.
8th of March 2017 | After Barcelona lose against PSG in the 1st leg of a last second match 4-0, Barcelona win the 2nd leg 6-1 progressing through to the quarter-finals. Messi scores one of the goals.
Barcelona vs PSG Extended Highlights - highlights, interviews and r...
Complete coverage of the Barcelona v PSG match including videos, highlights, interviews, match reports and debates.
Messi scores hat-trick for Barcelona against Celtic in a Champions League match
13th of September 2016 | During a Champions League group stage match between Barcelona against Celtic, Lionel Messi scores a hat-trick for Barcelona. Barcelona win the match 7-0.
Champions League: Barcelona 7-0 Celtic
Celtic sustain their worst defeat ever in European competition as they are hammered by rampant Barcelona at the Nou Camp.
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Lionel Messi is handed a suspended 21 month jail term for tax fraud.
6th of July 2016 | Lionel Messi is handed a suspended 21 month jail term by Spanish authorities for tax fraud of $4.5 million.
Lionel Messi announces his retirement from itnernational football.
27th of June 2016 | After missing a penalty in a shoot-out against Chile in the Copa America final, Lionel Messi announces his retirement from itnernational football.
9th of February 2016 | After being diagnosed with a renal colic in December, a type of abdominal pain normally associated with kidney stones, Lionel Messi takes a number of tests to asses the development of his kidney problems.
Messi undergoes kidney stone treatment
Superstar sedated for surgery but probably won t be needed as Barca complete Copa formalities
Lionel Messi scores a hat-trick for Barcelona against Valencia in a Copa del Rey match.
3rd of February 2016 | In a Copa del Rey match, Lionel Messi scores a hat-trick for Barcelona against Valencia at the Camp Nou. Barcelona win the match 7-0.
11th of January 2016 | Lionel Messi wins the Ballon d'Or. It is a record fifth time he has won the award.
21st of December 2015 | The Guardian, a British newspaper, include Lionel Messi as one of the best 100 footballers in the world for 2015. He is ranked 1st.
20th of December 2015 | In the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup Final, Lionel Messi is part of the Barcelona squad that win the match 0-3 against Argentinian side River Plate in a match held at the International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan. Messi scores the first goal of the game at 36 minutes.
Tax fraud charges against Messi are dropped.
6th of October 2015 | Tax fraud charges are dropped against Messi in a tax fraud investigation but not his father.
26th of September 2015 | Leo Messi suffers an injury to left knee during a La Liga match against Las Palmas and is out for seven to eight weeks.
Messi becomes the youngest ever Champions League centurion.
16th of September 2015 | Messi becomes youngest ever Champions League centurion.
11th of September 2015 | Lionel Messi and his long-term partner Antonella Roccuzzo welcome a second baby son to the world.
Messi is named UEFA's best player in Europe 2014/2015
27th of August 2015 | Lionel Messi is named UEFA's best player in Europe 2014/2015 after beating Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Lionel Messi named UEFA Best Player in Europe over Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi was named the UEFA Best Player in Europe for the 2014-15 season for helping Barcelona to the a Treble of trophies.
15th of July 2015 | Lionel Messi is named Best International Athlete at the 2015 ESPY Awards
30th of May 2015 | In the 2015 Copa del Rey Final, Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 1-3 at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain. Messi is part of the Barcelona squad that win the match and scores two of Barcelona's goals.
21st of December 2014 | The Guardian, a British newspaper include Lionel Messi in a list of the top 100 footballers of 2014. He is ranked 2nd after Cristiano Ronaldo.