Full Name: Lionel Messi
Profession: Football Star
Why Famous: Commonly ranked as the best player in the world and rated by some in the sport as the greatest of all time.
He holds numerous records, and currently plays for FC Barcelona. In 2014, he led Argentina to the FIFA World Cup finals.
- 2003-11-16 Lionel Messi makes his official debut for FC Barcelona in a friendly against Porto
- 2004-10-16 Lionel Messi, aged 17, makes his league debut for Barcelona against Espanyol
- 2011-01-10 Lionel Messi wins the inaugural FIFA Ballon d'Or, for being the best football player in 2010
- 2012-01-09 Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the second consecutive year
- 2012-05-02 Barcelona football player Lionel Messi breaks the European goal-scoring record with 68 goals
- 2013-01-07 Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third consecutive year
- 2013-02-16 Lionel Messi scores his 14th consecutive goal in La Liga and his 300th goal in 365 appearances for Barcelona
- 2014-07-13 FIFA World Cup Awards: Lionel Messi (golden ball), James Rodriguez (golden boot) and Manuel Neuer (Golden gloves)
- 2014-11-22 Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona sets a new goal scoring record in La Liga of 253 goals
- 2014-11-25 Lionel Messi becomes the UEFA Champions League all-time top scorer