Messi: His goals and actions of the Legend

Messi's rise to global prominence in World Football was epitomized with the lifting of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Trophy in Qatar. And now, the world has an icon for the history books, a soccer legend who has left everything on the pitch and a national hero who has surpassed expectations to create everlasting football memories for millions of fans. Footballwhipers predictions and news will keep track of and update you on Messi's progress as he nears the exit door of European football.

Lionel Messi in an Argentina national team match
For millions of soccer fans around the world, the person of Lionel Messi is football demystified and his presence on every soccer pitch is a sight to hold. Messi, his goals and actions are the subjects of this post even as you relish his best goals over the years.

Important Goals in Definitive Moments

Messi kicked off his senior football career in Barcelona where he remains a cult hero to date. His first goal for Barcelona was in 2005 against Albacete in a packed Camp Nou. It marked the beginning of a career that would give rise to the football legend we all know today.

In Barcelona, Messi scored a total of 672 goals in 778 appearances for the Catalans. All the heroics on the football pitch in Spain were worth the sweat as Messi went ahead to bag a record 7 Balon d'Or prizes, two ahead of his bitter rival then, Cristiano Ronaldo. The Argentine also won a record 35 trophies with Barcelona. Today, Messi has 41 trophies to his name, only 2 short of Dani Alves.

And while Messi's last goal for Barcelona didn't materialize into a win as his side lost 2-1 to Celta Vigo in May 2021, Messi left Spain for France with his head held high. He holds the record for the most goals scored in a single football calendar when netted a mind-boggling 73 goals, 50 of which were La Liga goals in the 2011/2012 season.

A FIFA World Cup Trophy and Captain to Rely On

A FIFA World Cup trophy in Qatar was the crowning of a king. It was the moment Leo Messi had always dreamed about. More than 700 goals wouldn't have amounted to much without the highly prized FIFA World Cup trophy in Messi's cabinet.

In Qatar, Messi didn't just inspire his country to something bigger but he also demonstrated why he is among the greatest of all time. When Messi lifted the FIFA World Cup Trophy in Qatar, having captained his country in the soccer spectacle, Bueno Aires exploded into the biggest-ever street celebrations as chants rented the capital of a nation known to birth football legends. It was the perfect tribute to Diego Maradona, Argentina's greatest before Messi and a player who had written his country's name in the hallowed books of soccer legends.

Messi isn't a player who talks much. His magic left foot has done most of the talking. He won everything with Barcelona. And while things didn't seem to work for him in PSG at the onset, the 35-year-old found his form in Qatar and quickly silenced the doubters with a golden ball World Cup award alongside the prized FIFA World Cup Trophy. Messi's impeccable dribbling skills, commanding presence and charisma are only but many of the qualities that have defined the G.O.A.T. Messi, Mbappe, Benzema and others are due for the FIFA Player of the Year award on 27th February 2023 in Paris, the capital of France, where the Argentine currently plies his trade for PSG.
Kano Kluckfors speaks Thai but now lives in Stockholm, Sweden. Kano knows most things about the sport of football and likes to write about it. The number one team is Arsenal, a passion founded during the years he lived in London.