Lionel Messi 2012 Pictures, View Lionel Messi profile on Yahoo! Eurosport UK. Find the latest Lionel Messi news, stats, photos, titles, clubs, goals and more. The best footballer of Argentina but currently he is playing for FC Barcelona. He was born on 24th June 1987 in Rosario Argentina and is also captain of the Argentina National Team. He is actually a best striker and plays in his national team as striker and as winger. He is also considered as the best football player of the world and is also the best player of his time. Lionel Messi is known as best because he received several Ballon d’Or and also received the award for the FIFA best player of the year at the age of 21.