After winning his sixth Golden Globe Award, Messi accepted an interview with "442" magazine. When asked about the highlight moments in his career, Messi listed the 14 best moments he thinks, and he believes it is these moments that made him what he is today. Below, let us review these important moments in his career with the club king.
1. Spaniard 0-1 Barcelona, La Liga, October 16, 2004
I played as a substitute for Deco against our city rival Spaniard. When I was about to step onto the court to start my debut, I must be a little nervous. This is a very important moment for me. It is something I have longed for for a long time. I may have been a little impatient in waiting.
I have gained confidence from the cooperation with coach Frank Rijkaard and all the players. I have been training with the team under the leadership of the coach. This makes it easier for me to integrate into the first team. This is a very special day for me-although it feels like a long time ago, this is a dream I have been hoping to achieve before then.
2. Barcelona 7-1 Leverkusen, Champions League round of 16, March 7, 2012
What an incredible night! I'm not sure if I can rank those goals-honestly, I think every goal is great, I can't compare them.
I'm just happy that I can score 5 goals, and more importantly, the team can win the game in such a convincing way. I didn't realize at the time that I was the first player to score 5 goals in the Champions League. I just think we played very well as a team and I am very happy about it. To be honest, I prefer the moment when the team wins-this is a team game, I can't do anything without a team.
3. Nigeria 0-1 Argentina, Olympic Men's Football Final, August 23, 2008
The friendship between Aguero and I has lasted a long time. We used to be together when we were young, especially when we were all playing in the national team and playing FIFA. To be honest, the trip to the Beijing Olympics is one of the best memories of my career.
The Olympics are very important, not only because of the opportunity to win medals for your country, but also because of being able to participate in such an amazing global event, living in the Olympics with athletes engaged in so many different kinds of sports village.
It was incredible--for us, it was a very complete event. Yes, we defeated Brazil 3-0 in the semifinals-it was a great team and they played well-but we also defeated the Netherlands and Nigeria. Both games are very difficult and we must play our best to win. We are very confident of winning the gold medal. Look at the team we have and the solidarity among the players. We thought from the beginning that we could win in Beijing, and we have the ability to do it.
4. Barcelona 5-1 Sevilla, La Liga, November 22, 2014
To be the best scorer in La Liga history is a wonderful feeling. There are so many amazing players in the history of this league, and these players have achieved so many achievements. This is a great achievement for me.
I didn't plan any kind of celebration for this-I never thought about what would happen after I scored a goal. The best way to celebrate comes naturally, just like a game on the court.
5. Argentina 2-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina, World Cup groupMatch, June 15, 2014
For my second World Cup goal, I waited for 8 years. We hope to experience a great match, starting with this victory against Bosnia, and I scored the second goal of our game.
All this happened very quickly. I got the ball near the center line and tried to rush to their penalty area. I made a two-over-one match with Higuain, and then I shot from the edge of the penalty area. Fortunately, the ball was scored.
We performed well in the qualifiers, locked in the qualifications for the Brazil World Cup with a few games left, and then used the finals to prove that we are a great team. Although we failed to win the championship, we have tried our best.
The World Cup is very important to everyone in Argentina. If one day we can win the World Cup with the national team, it will be a dream come true.
6. Barcelona 3-0 Bayern Munich, Champions League semi-final, May 6, 2015
When I approach Boateng, I just want to pass him and get close to the goal-this is no different from any other time and in any game, when I hold the ball and the opponent is in front of me .
I am really happy to score in such an important game, which helped us reach the Champions League final again. But it wasn't until I started to comment on social media that I really realized how well we played. I read a lot of reviews and watched a lot of videos.
We have an amazing coach, Luis Enrique, who helped us win a very complicated game. We really got into shape in that game and played our best, but we still maintained a calm and steady state of mind.
7. Barcelona 2-0 Albacete, La Liga, May 1, 2005
This is my first Barcelona goal! I was still at this stage: I just enjoyed playing at the Nou Camp and playing games with the first team and fantastic teammates. I didn't think about scoring goals, but I knew that if I had a chance to score, I wouldn't feel nervous.
Everything happened too fast. Ronaldinho took the ball over the opponent's back line, and then my shot passed the goalkeeper into the net. This is a very wonderful moment, especially when the players-my new teammates-come to celebrate with me.
8. Barcelona 3-3 Real Madrid, La Liga, March 10, 2007
vs. Real Madrid scored 3 goals is a very wonderful feeling-this (Spanish national derby) has always been a game that everyone in the world pays attention to, this is the first time I have achieved such an achievement. It is incredible to be able to perform a hat trick, and because it is done in a national derby, it is even more special.
9. Barcelona 5-2 Getafe, Copa del Rey semi-final, April 18, 2007
When I walked onto the field, I didn't think about the outcome of the game, or what might or might not happen--in football, everything should happen naturally.
For this goal against Getafe, I got the ball near the center line and found many gaps between the opposing defensive players. When I got the ball, I didn't expect to score a goal. I just hope that the gaps continue to appear as I move to the restricted area. As I kept moving forward, I also kept finding openness, until I really shot, I started to think I might score.
For goals, I always measure them by importance rather than beauty. It was a very good goal, but I also scored many other goals, and those goals are more important to my team.
10. Argentina 6-0 Serbia and Montenegro, World Cup group stage, June 16, 2006
Although this is my first time participating in the World Cup, I have participated in many friendly matches for the national team before-considering this, it is not a problem for me. I am not nervous, I am very excited to be able to play and enjoy the World Cup.
It was a good day, because it was a very important occasion-it was the World Cup, and it was the second game of the Argentine team. In the firstIn a game against Ivory Coast, I sat on the bench. It wasn't until the game against Serbia and Montenegro that I came off the bench in the last 15 minutes and scored our sixth goal. Pretty!
11. Juventus 1-3 Barcelona, Champions League final, June 6, 2015
Lifting the Champions League trophy is an incredible feeling-to be a champion is always a happy and joyful moment. However, in those moments, you did not immediately realize how much you have just achieved. Even in Berlin, we didn't realize how important what we did when we won the Triple Crown.
This is special because it is a very difficult task to win the game against the best team. This is such a difficult game-in the Champions League, you may play well, and then in a certain game you are suddenly eliminated.
12. Real Madrid 2-6 Barcelona, La Liga, May 2, 2009
Given the way we won at the Bernabeu, it was a special night. I played a new role in that game-"Pseudo No. 9". This is Pep Guardiola's tactics specially formulated for this game, the purpose is to let us play the most effective.
We have discussed this a lot before the game, so both of us are very satisfied with its effect. In these major matches, there may be two results. I have participated in the game where Real Madrid lost 4 goals and the game where they scored 6 goals. This is a wonderful performance of the entire team. I'm not sure if this is the best, but it is definitely a game we will always remember and treasure.
13. Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United, Champions League final, May 27, 2009
Very It’s hard to imagine that when Ferdinand was standing next to me, I would score a goal with my head, but in fact, no one was watching me at the time-the ball came to the middle of the goal, and then I greeted it.
When Harvey sent this pass and the ball was in the air, I imagined myself scoring this goal, thank God, it happened. No matter how you look at it, this is an important goal: for the team, for the turn of the finals, for me. This is still one of my favorite goals.
After missing the 2006 UEFA Champions League final due to injury, being able to play in this game is already very special for me, let alone scoring in the game. When we won everything, we finished a great season.
14. Real Madrid 2-3 Barcelona, La Liga, April 23, 2017
That It was a perfect night, everything went well, I got everything I wanted. I scored two great goals in the Bernabéu match against Real Madrid. The second goal helped us win the game at the last minute. In addition, this is also my 500th goal in Barcelona!
I cannot ask for more. If I didn't score at that moment, we would have to say goodbye to the Champions League. This goal gave us motivation, let us continue to fight and try to win the championship. We are worthy of the victory in this game, which is an exciting time for all Barcelona people.
When I saw Alba pass the ball, I knew where I needed to run, because it was a run we practiced. We know each other very well during the game, and this is not the first time we have done this. When Alba enters the third offensive zone, I always think about retreating from the edge of the penalty zone, getting the ball and finishing the shot, which is exactly what we did here.
Enrique praised me after the game, saying that I was "the best player in history", but I should say that his arrival inspired us all to join the competition again. As a team, we were in trouble, but when he came to the Nou Camp, he immediately improved our training and game level-he gave us all the desire to become a great team again.
In the summer of 2021, one of the most sensational news in football is that Messi has left the club Barcelona where he has played for 21 years. Shortly after Messi announced his departure, on August 10, 2021, Beijing time, the official of Paris Saint-Germain conveniently announced the joining of Messi. Although the farewell to the red and blue career has made Messi and fans around the world feel heartbroken and sad, we still hope that he can make greater achievements in the new club.
Qiu Tianxia quoted the French "Team Daily" report that Messi is expected to stage his debut at Paris Saint-Germain on August 30. Messi is also likely to usher in the next important moment of his career in his new club. We all look forward to this moment!