Lionel Messi plays for Inter Miami & Argentina, after a career Barcelona, followed with two years at Paris Saint-Germain, he is regarded as one of the world’s best players, his Messi 10 kits are popular for adults & children. They are some of the best selling shirts at the World Cup & Champions League and now in Major League Soccer.
Messi 10 Inter Miami
In June 2023 Messi announced his intention to leave PSG & Europe and head for a new challenge in Miami, rejecting offers to play in Saudi Arabia and the potential of a return to Barcelona.
Messi Argentina Kit
Lionel Andres Messi was born in Rosario, Argentina on June 24, 1987. He is only 5ft 6 inches tall but was soon regarded as one of the best young players in the world, possibly even Argentina’s new Maradonna. Messi, sometimes nicknamed The Flea, started his career at Newell’s Old Boys before moving to Europe and Spanish side Barcelona. Lionel Messi had a growth hormone deficiency but his parents couldn’t pay for treatment in his home country, so they moved to Spain.
Whilst he had the opportunity to his new residence Spain at international level he preferred to wait for the chance to play for Argentina, finally making his first appearance for their under-20 team in June 2004. Messi won Football World Youth Championship, was top goal scorer with six & won the Golden Ball as best player that year, and since then became a full-time player for the senior squad. Messi appeared at the 2010 World Cup wearing the number 10 shirt for the first time.
Messi risked having his international career defined by his failure to get over the finish line, with his Argentina losing out in the finals of the 2007, 2015 and 2016 Copa America as well as the 2014 World Cup. However, he had a huge breakthrough at the turn of the decade. He not only won the 2021 Copa America, he followed it up with finally clinching the World Cup title in Qatar the following year. With this international wins, consensus had it that Messi had finally cemented his case for being the greatest player of all time.
Lionel’s PSG Kits
Messi and Barcelona shocked the world in 2021 when the striker left the club due to the latter’s financial issues. He then signed with PSG and wore the number 30 shirt, as the number 10 was already with Neymar Jr & the number 19 was worn by Spaniard Pablo Sarabia. While he helped PSG maintain their domestic league dominance by winning back-to-back Ligue 1 titles, he wasn’t able to steer the team in winning the UCL and the cup competition in France, much to the disappointment of some considering the club also had the likes of Neymar and Mbappe for him to play with.
Messi Barcelona Shirts
Aged thirteen, Messi excelled in a trial with Barca, which offered to pay for his growth hormone deficiency treatment if he joined. October 2004 saw Messi’s first team debut against RCD Espanyol, and by May 2005 Messi scored his first goal for the 1st XI at only 17 years old. He wore the number 30 for his debut and switched to the number 19 in 2006. It was at the start of the 2008/09 season that we got to see Messi wore the number 10 for the first time, and the rest as they say was history.
Messi had won it all when he was with the Blaugrana: UCL, La Liga and the Copa del Rey. So perhaps the most remarkable of his trophy-laden stay with Barca were the treble seasons of 2008/09 (the first time he had no. 10 on his kit) and 2014/15. Another excellent thing about his trophies with the club was him winning them in consecutive seasons, the best of which was Barcelona’s La Liga three-peat from 2008/09 to 2010/11. He also had trophies for winning several Supercopas, UEFA Super Cups and FIFA Club World Cups. Most importantly, on an individual note, he won majority of his Ballon d’Or during his time with the Catalan side. He is currently the club’s all-time record holder for goals and appearances.
What Is Messi’s Shirt Number?
Currently number 10 for Inter Miami and Argentina, Messi has also worn the number 30 on his debut and the number 19 at Barcelona, he switched to the number 30 again at Paris Saint-Germain when his other preferences were unavailable, before returning to his iconic ten in Miami.