Lionel Messi

Ronaldo, Griezmann and Messi leads FIFA awards shortlist

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been joined by Antoine Griezmann in final shortlist for the FIFA best men's player of 2016 award announced Friday by the world governing body.

Messi returns in style as Barcelona enjoy 4-0 rout

Barcelona cruise up to second in the Spanish Liga with a 4-0 exhibition at home to Deportivo La Coruna and Lionel Messi scoring just three minutes after returning from a month's injury absence....

Barcelona go top with 5-1 romp at Leganes

Barcelona cruised to the top of the Spanish Liga on Saturday with an emphatic 5-1 romp at Leganes.

Messi hat-trick as Barca clobber Celtic 7-0; Bayern with record win

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as rampant Barcelona thrashed Celtic 7-0 for their biggest ever Champions League win to kick off the 2016-17 campaign on Tuesday.

Three-goal Suarez leads the charge as Barcelona thump Betis 6-2

Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick and Lionel Messi bagged two as Barcelona started their defence of their Spanish league title with a 6-2 destruction of Real Betis on Saturday.

Rejuvenated Barcelona set to continue their reign in Spain

Spanish champions Barcelona look set fair to continue their domination of La Liga, especially after their purchase of a handful of promising young guns

Messi changes mind, will play again for Argentina

Superstar footballer Lionel Messi has changed his mind and will return to play for the Argentinian national team, various reports said Friday.

Barcelona pinning their Super Cup hopes on new-look Messi

Barcelona will be looking to Lionel Messi to guide them in Sunday's Spanish Super Cup first leg, after the Argentine idol returned in style Wednesday against Sampdoria.

Messi to retire from Argentina national team after losing Copa final

Argentina captain Lionel Messi plans to retire from the national team after losing three finals in less than two years.

World Footballer of the Year award winners

Lionel Messi and Carli Lloyd were on Monday crowned as the FIFA Ballon d'Or winners for 2015. The following is a list of all men's and women's winners since the FIFA World Player award was...

Messi hits form as world player award looms again

Lionel Messi hits a majestic hat-trick for Barcelona at the weekend and prepares to head to Zurich on Monday for what could be a fifth world footballer of the year award.