Lionel Messi RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lionel Messi admits Argentina FA criticism a mistake before Copa finals

    ESPN FC "Argentina striker Lionel Messi admitted he made a mistake with his vocal criticism of his country's FA, but refused to use the situation as an excuse should the Albiceleste lose their Copa America finals rematch against Chile on Sunday. The Barcelona star made his feelings clear about the AFA..." June 25

  • Ronaldo, Messi top Forbes list of best-earning athletes

    Pro Soccer Talk "Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi made the most money in the sports world in 2015, and no other soccer player comes close to La Liga’s duo. Ronaldo made about $128 million, while Messi hauled in more than $118 million. In both of their cases, salary is significantly higher than endorsements " June 08

  • Lionel Messi could make shock move to Manchester United

    Daily Mail "Manchester United are exploring the potential of a sensational move to bring Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi to Old Trafford. Sportsmail can reveal that United have made two approaches in the last three weeks in an attempt to gauge whether a move for the Argentine might be possible. Any..." June 04

  • Barcelona's Lionel Messi in tax court: I played football and trusted my father

    ESPN FC "Barcelona star Lionel Messi denied having knowledge of the tax issues that led to fraud charges against him, saying on Thursday that he signed documents without reading them because he trusted his father and the advisers responsible for managing his finances. Witnesses called to testify on the..." June 02

  • Lionel Messi accused of $4.5 million fraud scheme

    NESN "After enduring three years of suspicion and uncertainty, Lionel Messi is finally having his day in court. The FC Barcelona and Argentina superstar’s tax-fraud trial began Tuesday in Barcelona. He and his father are charged with three counts of tax fraud. As expected, Lionel Messi didn’t..." May 31

  • Messi leaves Argentina friendly vs. Honduras with back injury

    ESPN FC "Lionel Messi was taken off in the second half of Argentina's 1-0 friendly defeat of Honduras on Friday with a bruised lower back. The Barcelona star went to ground after a knee to his torso and was seen holding his back as he gingerly walked off the field in the 64th minute. " May 27

  • Messi sends jersey to Curry celebrating 10M Instagram followers

    The Score "Four months ago, Lionel Messi surpassed the mark of 30 million followers on Instagram, resulting in Stephen Curry, No. 30 for the Golden State Warriors, sending the Argentinian phenom an autographed jersey. On Sunday, it was Messi's turn to return the favour. After Curry hit 10 million..." April 24

  • Kaka, Villa, Gerrard, Lampard hope Messi and Ronaldo will join MLS

    The Score "MLS is home to many star players, chief among them David Villa, Kaka, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, but these icons of the game hope to be overshadowed. All four want the world's two best footballers, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, to join them in MLS sooner rather than later, and..." February 23

  • Messi will play in Copa America in the U.S. over Olympics in Rio

    CBS Sports "This summer's Olympics will not feature Lionel Messi, as coach Gerardo Martino will instead be using his star in the Copa America, aiming to end Argentina's trophy drought. As Argentina attempts to win another gold medal, Messi will rest, Gerardo Martino revealed Monday, per Globo..." February 02

  • Revealed: Real Madrid have failed to sign Barcelona star Lionel Messi three times

    The Express "The 28-year-old superstar has been with Barca since he age of 13 and made his debut just three years later. And having become one of the world's greatest players, Spanish journalist Joseba Larranaga is claiming that Madrid approached Messi about a move for the first time in 2011. Speaking on..." January 28

  • Lionel Messi rules out leaving Barcelona for another European club

    Daily Mail "Lionel Messi has ruled out leaving Spanish giants Barcelona for another European club ‒ although the superstar hinted he could return to Argentina before hanging up his boots. Messi, who scooped his fifth Ballon d'Or crown earlier this month, has been linked with Premier League title contenders..." January 20

  • Vandals painted 'Messi' on the back of Cristiano Ronaldo's statue

    USA Today "Portuguese soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo was immortalized with a magnificent statue in his hometown of Madeira in 2014, but after rival Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or Monday to break Ronaldo’s streak of two in a row, vandals defaced Ronaldo’s statue and painted Messi’s name and number on the..." January 13

  • adidas Wants Lionel Messi to Play for Manchester United

    Complex "It's been a huge week for Lionel Messi. On Monday, he took home the FIFA Ballon d'Or honors for the first time since 2012, marking his fourth Golden Ball win. Now, Messi's making headlines yet again, as adidas has expressed wishes to pull him away from his longtime club, Barcelona, and bring him..." January 13

  • Back on top: Lionel Messi captures record 5th Ballon d'Or

    The Score "For the past two years, Lionel Messi was forced to sit back and watch as perennial rival Cristiano Ronaldo strutted to the stage and collected back-to-back Ballon d'Or crowns. On Monday at FIFA's annual gala, the shoe returned to the other foot. For the fifth time in his illustrious career,..." January 11

  • Manchester City target Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba to build Pep's dream team

    ESPN FC "Manchester City may not be making many impressive January moves, but they're certainly planning for the future. With Pep Guardiola keen on a Premier League job this summer, The Sun suggests City will tempt the Catalan coach with the challenge of making them "the biggest on the planet." How will..." January 07

  • Did FIFA accidentally announce Lionel Messi and Celia Sasic as Ballon d'Or winners on their website?

    Daily Mail "Football fans across the globe have been left wondering if FIFA accidentally leaked the winners of the Ballon d'Or on their website on Wednesday. Football's world governing body momentarily placed Lionel Messi and Celia Sasic at the summit of their list of winners on their website, alongside..." January 06

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