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Young Argentinian super-talent, showed impressive play at the U-20 World Championships and continues to do so at FC Barcelona.

Often compared with Diego "hands in mi pocket" Maradona.

Man did u see the u-20 world cup, lionel messi took every award there was LOL!
by Alessandroooooooooo January 23, 2006
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A young Argentine soccer star who currently plays for both Argentina and F.C. Barcelona. Having dominated in the u-20 Cup, he went on to become a all-time leading scorer for F.C. Barcelona. He is often compared with Diego Maradona, who declared Messi his prodigy.
C. Ronaldo: How did Barcelona win the Club World Cup?
Pep Guardiola: Because we have Lionel Messi, thats how!
by FDGBoxman December 22, 2011
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The best soccer player of all time. Lionel was born in Romario, Argentina, and plays for FC Barcelona. He may be standing at a mere 5'7, but his amazing skill makes up for it. Most people love him, but all 11 Real Madrid thinks he sucks. Shut up and realize that he is better than Ronaldo. He has not YET won a world cup, but we are all rooting for him in June!!!!
Real Madrid fan: Hey, did you see that amazing play Ronaldo

Random Kid: Oh, you mean that tap in 2 inches from the goal, if you want to watch a real play, watch
Barcelona's game tomorrow so you can see Lionel Messi
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by Yodeling Walmart Kid123 June 07, 2018
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The king and the goat of
He's Argentinian and his current club is FC Barcelona
He likes to win Ballon d'Or's but he doesn't win World cups.
Overall he's a great player.
Fan 1: I really like Lionel Messi.
Fan 2: Yeah he's a goat and a king.
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by fuckajsdsiadasdjsnadnasdsadasd January 26, 2019
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the biggest fraud in the history of football, flopped 4 international finals and goes missing in the champions league (CL) once his team faces another elite team, prefers to stat-pad against the likes of getafe and osasuna which inflates his stats and perpetuates hyperbolic propaganda on the internet from the likes of Gary Lineker, B/R Football, Messi Magic, and others of the likes

any criticism of him is witch hunted by his fans, best advised to not have a debate with any of them if the topic is Messi vs Ronaldo as they project the most degenerate football knowledge on the internet
Messi libtard: But Penaldo is only a goalscorer11 Lionel Messi is a goalscorer and a playmkaer11
smart fan: that logic is poor, there's plenty of footballers that take up the role of both goalscorer/playmaker and had ballon d'or level stats that aren't considered better than Messi, peak Baggio for example, also it's unfair to say Ronaldo doesn't do enough collectively when Ronaldo's assigned position, restricts that very opportunity. Also also, Ronaldo doesn't have to playmake to be considered more "complete" than Messi as he's involved in a ton of other ways like aeriel threat, runs, counter, WF, etc...
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by cccantona March 24, 2019
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