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Facts About Barcelona Forward Lionel Messi As He Retires From International Football

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Factfile on Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, who announced his retirement from international football on Sunday:

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

Honours

Messi
Club Champions League (4): 2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2014-15 Club World Cup (3): 2009, 2011, 2015
Spanish Championships (8): 2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16
Spanish Cup (3): 2008-09, 2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16
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

Individual Honours: (1): 2005
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), 2014-15 (10 goals)
World Cup Golden Ball (1): 2014
Olympic player of the tournament (1): 2008
Under-20 World Cup player of the tournament
Top scorer at Under-20 World Cup (1): 2005 (6 goals)

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