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Messi, Lionel

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishMessi, LionelLionel MessiMes‧si, Li‧o‧nel /ˈmesi, ˈlaɪənəl/  (1987-) an Argentine football player who is considered by many people to be one of the best players in the world. He joined FC Barcelona in 2000 and has often played for the Argentina national side. With Barcelona he has won La Liga (=the first division of the Spanish football league) four times (2005,2006,2009, and 2010), the Copa del Rey once (2009), and the UEFA Champions League twice (2006,2009). His individual awards include the FIFA Ballon d’Or (2010) and FIFA World Player of the Year (2009).
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