Lionel Messi's career

Timeline created by henrygold79
  • Messi was born

    Messi was born on June 24, 1987, in Rosario Argentina.
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    Lionel Messi's career

  • Started playing soccer

    In 1994 he started playing soccer for Newell's old boys and he stayed with them for 6 years. And he learned has to take expensive medication to make sure he grows well because he has a growth defect that would make him very short.
  • Moved to Barcelona to play on their youth team

    Moved to Barcelona to play on their youth team
    When he was just 14 he started playing for F.C Barcelona's youth team and that kinda started his career, they also paid for his medication.
  • Messi starts to play with Barcelona's real team not youth

    Messi starts to play with Barcelona's real team not youth
    He played on the C team from 2003-2004 and then moved up to the B team. While he was on the B team he made some appearances for the A team, in 2005 he moved up to be on the A-team.
  • Messi wins Ballon d'or

    Messi wins Ballon d'or
    Ballon D'or is one of the best prizes you can win.
  • 2009 FIFA world player of the year

    Messi’s first year at the top of all of soccer and he will continue his dominance.
  • Champions league highest goal scorer

    Messi was the champions league highest scorer with 9 goals but he also set a record for the youngest player to win that award.
  • Goal drought

    Messi had a goal drought from 2010 to 2011 where he did not have as many goals as he normally had.
  • Multiple big Championships wins for Messi

    Messi’s Barcelona won the Copa del Rey, UEFA super cup, the FIFA world cup, and the Spanish Super cup.
  • Messi wins Ballon d'or for the 4th time

    Messi wins Ballon d'or for the 4th time
    4 seasons in a row Messi won a ballon d'or which is kinda unheard of, it's one of the highest titles to earn.
  • Messi became the all-time leading goalscorer for Barcelona

    He got his 370th goal and that put him at the most goals for Barcelona ever.
  • 2014 World Cup

    2014 World Cup
    Argentina beat every single team and made it to the finals vs Germany, they lost in the finals but Messi was awarded the golden ball which is the best player in the tournament award.
  • Champions league all time goals record

    Messi scored his 71st ever goal in the Champions league making a new record in champions league goals.
  • 2017 year

    A very good year for Messi in 2017 with 47 goals and 21 assists.
  • 2020 slump

    He scored only 1 goal this season so far when last season he scored 31.