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Lionel Messi turns 33 next summer.

One of the foremost authorities in Spanish football says Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona next summer. Here’s why he’s wrong

Arguments published in ESPN suggest Lionel Messi could and should leave FC Barcelona but the player is happy in Spain and will not likely leave.
Messi and Barcelona struggled against Slavia Prague.

Lionel Messi failed to register a goal or assist at home in the Champions League for the first time in 7 years, and Slavia Prague players weren’...

Man of the Match on the night Ondrej Kolar said that Messi left after the game without even shaking his hand.
Messi's free kick was a stunner.

Lionel Messi scored his 50th ever free kick against Real Valladolid, and it might just be his best to date

The goal puts Messi in an elite group of players to have scored 50 career free kicks, including David Beckham, Ronaldinho, and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Kylian Mbappe.

Kylian Mbappe broke a Lionel Messi record when he came off the bench to score 3 goals in PSG’s 5-0 romp over Club Brugge

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe came off the bench in the 52nd minute, scored three and set-up another in a UEFA Champions League rout.
Lionel Messi made his debut for Barcelona 15 years ago.

The man who discovered 12-year-old Lionel Messi made him sign a contract on a paper napkin because he ‘couldn’t let him get away’

Carles Rexach says he decided to take matters into his own hands after Lionel Messi's father, Jorge, threatened to leave for Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo, soccer superstar, and the ultimate influencer.

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly makes more money being an influencer on Instagram than he does playing soccer for Juventus

Ronaldo earned a reported $47.8 million from Instagram annually, making him the platform's highest earner ahead of Lionel Messi and Kylie Jenner.
Lionel Messi contemplated leaving Barcelona in 2013/14.

Lionel Messi says he wanted to leave FC Barcelona after he felt ‘mistreated’ by authorities

Lionel Messi says he wanted to get out of Spain altogether when he was investigated for tax fraud in the 2013-2014 season.
Gianluigi Buffon says Messi and Ronaldo are just like Federer and Nadal.

Why Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal of football

The Juventus FC goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has compared two of football's great rivals to two tennis greats.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lionel Messi has surpassed Ronaldo as Europe’s highest ever scorer and evidence shows Cristiano will struggle to leapfrog the FC Barcelona forwa...

Lionel Messi's goal against Sevilla FC on Sunday was his 420th in Europe's top five divisions, one more than Crisitiano Ronaldo's total of 419.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi should not have been included in FIFA’s world team of the year, Liverpool star says

Georginio Wijnaldum says Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo should have been dumped for Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah in the FIFA FIFPro World XI.