Biography of Lionel Messi – the world’s number 1 football legend

Biography of Lionel Messi – the world’s number 1 football legend

Lionel Messi’s records after winning the World Cup 2022

Lionel Messi has made a great contribution to helping Argentina win the 2022 World Cup after doing something unprecedented in history.

Specifically, by scoring against France in the final, Messi became the first player in World Cup history to score in the group stage, round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final. .

It is worth mentioning that before the World Cup in Qatar, this No. 10 superstar had never even scored in the knockout round.

With a brace against France, Messi also became the player who left the most goals in World Cup history – 21 goals (13 goals and 8 assists).

Messi’s achievement surpasses the legendary Gerd Muller (14 goals and 5 assists), Ronaldo de Lima (15 goals and 4 assists) and Miroslav Klose (16 goals and 3 assists).

Messi is still the player with the most appearances in World Cup history with 26, surpassing the legendary Lothar Matthaus. Notably, Messi has 19 appearances as a captain.

With 13 goals, Argentina’s No 10 has surpassed the scoring record of King Pele (12 goals) at the most prestigious playground in the world.

Messi also officially surpassed the Italian legend Paolo Maldini (2,217 minutes) to become the player with the most minutes played at the World Cup.

Lionel Messi will continue to wear the Argentina national team shirt in the future

After overcoming the French team in the final and lifting the world cup, Messi said: “Winning the World Cup is crazy, but it is the most beautiful crazy thing. I have longed for this trophy, it is so beautiful.” .

“God was destined to give me this title. There were times when we were extremely miserable because of it, but in the end we did it.

I can’t wait to go back to Argentina later today to see what the atmosphere is like at home,” added Messi.

Before the ball rolled in the 2022 World Cup final, Messi revealed that the match against the French team last night (December 18) was his last match in the World Cup arena.

Messi is 35 years old this year, maybe he knows when to stop. The next World Cup, Messi is 39 years old, it is difficult to play with such high intensity as now. Therefore, he wants to end his journey in the world championship here.

But ending with the World Cup does not mean the end of the national team, because the Argentina team still has other playing fields in the next four years.

The new world champion Lionel Messi revealed: “I love being in the national team, I want to continue to play a few more matches for the team, as a world champion. That is my dream. anyone”.

“I’ve been lucky enough to achieve everything in my career. Thank God for everything, I’ve almost finished my career impressively.

Later, when I look back, I will count what I had. I won the Copa America and now the World Cup. The title came to me at the last chance.

Obviously I’ve always wanted to end my career like this, I couldn’t ask for anything more. What I lacked before, I just won, here it is,” added Messi.

Messi closed the World Cup journey with a championship title (in 2022), once runner-up (2014), twice voted World Cup’s best player (2014, 2022), 13 goals in 5 tournaments (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022), along with a series of other hard-to-break records, could last for many more years.