Many reactions have trailed Lionel Messi not being able to win the FIFA world cup as well as the CopaAmerica over the years despite appearing in the finals on several occasions. Messi has won the World Cup
The Barcelona superstar’s accolades on the number of international titles he has won for his Countryside Argentina, can not contrasted with the number he has gathered playing on the Catalonia club number 10 shirt.
Messi has won the world cup in 2005 in a 2-1 victory over finalists Nigeria. Lionel Messi was only 19 years of age when he wore the famous stripe blue and white shirt for the Scandinavian Country in an eclectic atmosphere against the Golden Eagles of Nigeria in July 2005.
The game, however, saw the Argentine starman lifting the international trophy as the side’s captain and most valuable player at the FIFA hosted tournament.
Meanwhile, the current world best player has on several occasions added more feathers to his cap of trophy catalogue with his childhood current club FC Barcelona from winning the Spanish league to the UEFA Champions League, Kings cup, cope del ray, Spanish super cup, UEFA super cup as well as the World Club Cup.
In the same vein, Lionel Messi has been a phenomenon in the world of football and a great talisman with over 700 career goals, thus, joining the league of top Goalscorers in the world like the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Juan Cryuff, Thomas Mueler, amongst others who have cross the 700 goals mark.
Remarkably, the Barca captain has not yet won a single major honour with Argentina, but he does have some under-age success on his record. Messi has reached three Copas America finals and one World Cup final, losing each time. However, he does boast an Olympic gold medal and one from the Under-20 World Cup.
Messi scored two in the final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Final to help Argentina beat the Nigerians.