The best player of all time. GOAT. Congratulations. No matter what modifier you add, it’s perfect. Messi boasts a superb career as a soccer player. Considering everything, not only his personal career, but also his club and national team career, there is no player who boasts a better career than him.바카라사이트
A ‘legend’ was born in Barcelona in the 2004-05 season. He debuted in the first team at the time and gradually expanded his position starting in the 2005-06 season. Even in a super-luxurious squad that includes Ronaldinho, Samuel Eto’o, and Deco, Messi has established his own position.
He became a starting player in the 2006-07 season. He began to stand out little by little, scoring 17 goals and 3 assists in 36 games, including cup competitions. And his brilliant scoring streak continued from the 2008-09 season until he left Barcelona. He showed a scoring pace that cannot be understood by common sense, not only scoring more than 20 goals every season, but also scoring 50 goals in the league alone in the 2011-12 season.
Messi has transcended the human world and reached the divine world. Barcelona legend. No, it became Barcelona itself. Based on soccer statistics media ‘Transfermarkt’, a total of 778 games, 672 goals and 303 assists. He has won the Spanish La Liga top scorer eight times and the UEFA Champions League (UCL) top scorer six times.
That’s how many trophies came along. Starting with the league championship in the 2004-05 season, a total of 10 league trophies were collected through the 2018-19 season, and if you include the Copa del Rey, Supercopa de España, and UCL, the number reached dozens. In the 2008-09 season, they achieved a treble under coach Pep Guardiola, and in 2009, they achieved six crowns by winning the Supercopa de España, the UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup.
We also built the best rivalry of all time. His rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo is considered the most intense since Diego Maradona and Pele. Coincidentally, the two players symbolized the world’s best ‘rival’ clubs, Barcelona and Real Madrid, and the attack lines built around the two players took turns commanding Europe.
After leaving Barcelona, Messi continued his career elsewhere. He won two league titles and a cup trophy with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). In Inter Miami, which he newly joined this season, he led the team like a carry and brought them a trophy in the 2023 League Cup.
Messi became ‘GOAT’ with only his club career. Winning the 2022 Qatar World Cup also completed his national team career.
Argentina, led by Messi, achieved a dramatic victory. Before the opening, they were considered strong contenders for the title, but they got off to a bad start by losing to Saudi Arabia in the first match of the group stage. As a result, there was mainly skepticism that they would fail to win this time too. Messi scored one goal in this game, but was not responsible for the team’s victory.
But it was just a false hope. Argentina, who were desperate, showed their true form from the second game. At the center was Messi. Messi, who recorded 1 goal and 1 assist in the match against Mexico, led the team to a 2-0 victory, and also started as a starter against Poland and played full time, contributing to the team’s victory. Since the tournament, Messi has been scoring in every game. From the round of 16 against Australia to the final against France. Messi led the team to victory with 5 goals and 2 assists in 4 games. In particular, in the final against France, there was a fierce battle with Mbappe, and at the end of the penalty shootout, he lifted the World Cup trophy, a long-awaited dream.
By lifting the World Cup trophy, which was the only flaw, the debate over who was the ‘best player of all time’ actually ended. His personal eighth Ballon d’Or award is also likely. Si won the Ballon d’Or, given to the world’s best player, a whopping seven times. This is the highest ever and twice more than his rival Ronaldo. Although he is in his twilight years at 36, he is the closest to winning the Ballon d’Or considering his performance at the Qatar World Cup and his overall performance in the 2022-23 season.
Not sure. This is because of the presence of strong competitors. The main character is Erling Holland. ‘Monster striker’ Haaland broke countless records as a member of Manchester City in the 2022-23 season. He led his team with a tremendous scoring pace, as if he were watching Messi in his prime. Within his first year at Manchester City, he bombed the Premier League (PL) and finished as the top scorer with 36 goals in 38 league games. He surpassed Alan Shearer to score the most goals in a PL single season.
His performance continued in European competitions as well. Manchester City recruited Haaland to lift the UCL trophy, a long-awaited goal, and it was ‘successful’. Holland was the top scorer in the UCL with 12 goals and led the team to the championship. Manchester City, which won the English FA Cup, became the second English team to achieve the treble after Manchester United in the 1998-99 season.
Messi achieved a ‘complete’ career. But it may not end here. This is because the possibility of participating in the 2024 Paris Olympics has been raised.
Javier Mascherano, the coach of the Argentina U-20 team, is considering calling him up. “If we get to the Olympics, we can have three players from the first team with us, Messi and Di Maria, and it will be a huge honor,” he said.
Spanish media outlet Sport said, “Messi and Di Maria may participate in the Paris Olympics next year. He may already be thinking about taking on a new challenge. Coach Mascherano said there is a possibility that world champion Messi could join the Argentina national team for the Olympics. It was reported, “It was revealed.
Mascherano plans to use his relationship with Messi. Mascherano, who played for Liverpool and Barcelona, had a long career with Barcelona and the Argentina national team.
He also has good memories. Messi and Mascherano competed for Argentina at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and won gold medals. At that time, Argentina was grouped with Ivory Coast, Australia, and Serbia and advanced to the tournament with all wins. In the quarterfinals, they recorded a 2-1 victory over the Netherlands in overtime, and in the semifinals, they won 3-0 over Brazil. Gold medal match against Nigeria. Angel Di Maria’s winning goal in the 13th minute of the second half gave Argentina a 1-0 win.
If Messi goes to the Olympics, it looks like there will be an interesting scene. First of all, a ‘revenge match’ with Mbappe could happen. Mbappe’s country, France, has already been confirmed to advance to the finals as a condition of hosting the Olympics. As it is held in the country, the focus is on ‘winning’ and the possibility of Mbappe being selected has been raised.
The two players faced each other in the final of the last Qatar World Cup. At the time, there was a fierce battle, with Messi scoring multiple goals and Mbappe scoring a hat trick, leading to a penalty shootout. In the penalty shootout, Argentina won 4-2 thanks to a brilliant save by Emiliano Martinez.
The world is also drawing attention to the confrontation between the two. Italian media outlet ‘Blasting News’ said, “If the two teams meet at the Olympics, it will be a simmering reunion. France will never want to lose against Argentina again in Paris. It will be special if the two stars of the last World Cup come together.” mentioned.
We can also look forward to meeting Lee Kang-in. Korea has not yet qualified for the Paris Olympics finals. Qualification for participation can be obtained based on the results of the Asian Cup held in April. Although we cannot be sure, participation is likely as there are 3.5 places at stake. As Lee Kang-in is also expected to be included in the Olympic roster, if the two countries meet in the finals, an interesting matchup between Messi and Lee Kang-in could occur.