The Argentina Captain, Lionel Messi has retired from International football. The Barcelona legendary player retired yesterday after he lost the Copa America title to Chile. However, looking at his CV as a footballer and honours he has won, he will doff your cap in salute of this wave-making superstar.

Lionel Messi

See his fact-file of Lionel Messi below:

  • Name: Lionel Andres Messi
  • Nationality: Argentinian
  • Date of birth: June 24, 1987
  • Age: 29
  • Place of birth: Rosario
  • Argentina Club: Barcelona (ESP/since 2000)
  • International appearances: 112
  • International goals: 55
  • International debut: August 17, 2005, Hungary 1 Argentina 2

Individual Honours

  • Ballon D’Or (5): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015
  • Top scorer in the Spanish league (3): 2009-2010 (34 goals), 2011-2012 (50 goals), 2012-13 (46 goals)
  • Top scorer in the Champions League (5): 2008-2009 (9 goals), 2009-2010 (8 goals), 2010-2011 (12 goals), 2011-2012 (14 goals), 2014-2015 (10 goals)
  • World Cup Golden Ball (1): 2014
  • Olympic player of the tournament (1): 2008
  • Under-20 World Cup player of the tournament (1):
  • 2005 Top scorer at Under-20 World Cup (1): 2005 (6 goals)

Honours

  • Club Champions League (4): 2005-2006, 2008-2009, 2010-2011, 2014-2015
  • Club World Cup (3): 2009, 2011, 2015
  • Spanish Championships (8): 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2012-2013, 2014-2015, 2015-2016
  • Spanish Cup (3): 2008-2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2015, 2015-2016
  • Spanish Super Cups (6) 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
  • International World Cup: Finalist (2010), Quarter-finalist (2006, 2010), 15 matches, 5 goals
  • Copa America: Finalist (2015, 2007, 2016), Quarter-finalist (2011), 16 matches, 3 goals
  • Olympic gold medal (1): 2008
  • Under-20 World Cup (1): 2005