Maradona tells Messi not to retire

Story Published: 29 Jun 2016

Argentina great Diego Maradona has urged Lionel Messi to reconsider his international retirement.

Copa America, Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi

World's best footballer to retire after penalty miss

Story Published: 27 Jun 2016

A tearful Lionel Messi has announced his retirement from international football after Argentina’s loss in the Copa America...

Copa America, Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi sentenced for tax evasion

Story Published: 7 Jul 2016

Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison, but is unlikely to see the inside of a jail cell.

Barcelona, Fine, Lionel Messi, Prison, Tax

Messi to face court for tax evasion

Story Published: 12 Jun 2015

BARCELONA'S Lionel Messi looks set to face court for tax evasion after the Spanish high court rejected his appeal.

Lionel Messi, Tax Evasion

Messi or Maradona: part one

Story Published: 10 Mar 2012

IN THE first part of a two part series, The Independent's Pete Jenson outline why Lionel Messi is already being touted as...

Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi

Football fanatic writes Christmas list for sporting Santa

Story Published: 7 Dec 2012

IT MIGHT be a little bit premature, but I thought I would send Santa my Christmas list early so the big man has a chance to...

A-League, Chelsea, Christmas, English Premier League, European Champions League, Football, Lionel Messi, Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo closes in on Lionel Messi after win

Story Published: 14 Jan 2015

CRISTIANO Ronaldo edged one closer to Barcelona rival Lionel Messi by easily winning his third Ballon d’Or as the world’s...

Cristiano Ronaldo, Football, Lionel Messi, Real Madrid

Lionel Messie awarded FIFA Ballon d'Or for fourth year

Story Published: 9 Jan 2013

LIONEL Messi won his fourth straight Ballon d'Or on Tuesday, but said he was more concerned with winning trophies with...

Award, Ballon D'Or, Barcelona Fc, Fifa, Football, Lionel Messi, Soccer

Lionel Messi a football god after becoming top goal scorer

Story Published: 10 Dec 2012

BARCELONA superstar Lionel Messi has climbed off the canvas to become the greatest goal scorer of all time.

Barcelona, European Champions League, Football, Lionel Messi, Soccer

Lionel Messi extends scoring record

Story Published: 31 Mar 2013

BARECELONA'S World Player of the Year Lionel Messi extended his goal-scoring run to 19 games.

Bercelone, Celta Vigo, La Liga, Lionel Messi