Register Login Live

Messi: The 14 Greatest Moments Of My Career

Lionel Messi has lifted the lid on the 14 greatest moments of his illustrious career for Argentina and FC Barcelona, listing three games against Real Madrid, two UEFA Champions League finals and the 2008 Olympics final against Nigeria.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see Messi's 14 greatest moments for Argentina and Barcelona, as he told FourFourTwo!

The 31-year-old, who is the record goalscorer for both La Albiceleste and the Blaugrana, has enjoyed a trophy-laden club career since making his top-flight debut in 2004. A year later, Messi announced himself on the international stage, making his senior national debut at the age of 18.

With more than 800 games to choose from and over 600 goals to select from for both club and country, Messi recently came up with a list of 14 iconic moments he holds dear to his heart.

The forward, who is the player with the most goals in El Clasico history (26), announced himself to the world as a 19-year-old in March 2007, when he scored his first hat-trick for Barcelona, and it came against Los Blancos – a feat arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo could not match during his nine-year stay with Real.

The Argentine also made mention of Barca's famous 6-2 and 3-2 LaLiga victories over Los Blancos at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2009 and 2017, respectively. Messi starred in both encounters, with the former considered the match when Pep Guardiola devised the "false nine" role that saw Messi run riot at Real's home ground, and the latter saw the Argentina talisman notch up his 500th goal in style with a 92nd minute dramatic winner.

Messi also included Barcelona's last Champions League final, against Juventus in 2015, as part of his memorable moments.

In 2008, along with the likes of Pablo Zabaleta, Javier Mascherano, Sergio Romero, Angel Di Maria and Juan Roman Riquelme, Messi became a national hero after guiding Argentina to gold at the Olympics, and was named in the team of the tournament after assisting the only goal of the final against Nigeria.

Read: 12 Mzansi Stars Who've Featured In UCL

Click through the gallery above to see all of Messi's top 14 moments of his club and country career, as he told FourFourTwo!

Which moment is your favourite, and why? Do you consider Messi to be the greatest footballer ever to have played the game? Have your say in the comments section below.



Pogba Addresses Real Rumours After Barca Loss


Top 5

Why Khanye Feels Qalinge Would Struggle at Chiefs…

72 Jun 20, 2019 12:12 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Neymar Drops Barca Bombshell

23 Jun 19, 2019 10:28 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Amakhosi Turned Down By EPL Defender…

44 Jun 20, 2019 12:56 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid Real Stars After Hazard Signing

11 Jun 10, 2019 07:15 PM in Real Madrid

‘It’s Nonsense That Rivaldo Went AWOL’

43 Jun 20, 2019 02:27 PM in AFCON 2019

CONFIRMED: Pirates Announce Four Exits

101 Jun 19, 2019 03:08 PM in Orlando Pirates

AFCON Heartbreak XI: Dolly, Katsande, Khune & Co.

5 Jun 17, 2019 06:58 PM in AFCON 2019

Neymar Drops Barca Bombshell

23 Jun 19, 2019 10:28 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Amakhosi’s New Signing Shines Again…

39 Jun 17, 2019 12:02 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Leopards Confirm New Coach & Signings

21 Jun 19, 2019 08:57 PM in PSL

Bucs Confirm Exits, Soweto Derby Line-Up In Spotlight

15 Jun 20, 2019 11:31 AM in Carling Black Label 2019

UEFA Announce UCL Squad Of The Season, Snub Salah & Mbappe

6 Jun 03, 2019 09:19 PM in UEFA Champions League

Pirates And Chiefs Supporters React To CBL Return

16 Jun 19, 2019 06:12 PM in Carling Black Label 2019

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

13 Apr 02, 2019 12:30 PM in International

Chiefs Make Move For Ghana Midfielder?

40 Jun 19, 2019 04:01 PM in Kaizer Chiefs