Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi
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Date of Birth24 June 1987 (age 31)
Place of BirthRosario, Argentina
Height5 ft 7 in
National TeamArgentina

Lionel Messi is an Argentinian striker who currently plays for Barcelona of the La Liga. Messi, at just 20 years of age on the game, is a phenonemal talent. He has one of the highest growth curves on FIFA 09, sometimes reaching into the high ninetees, and along with Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players available on the game. He is effectively a striker, but he is equally effective when played on either of the wings or in an AMC role behind the front two. With his pace and dribbling attributes high into the ninetees already, he is undoubtedly the focal point in Barcelona's attack and can get past defenders with such ease it will seem like they're not even there. However, at just 5ft 7, he is one of the shortest players in the Barcelona squad, and may find it difficult if the ball is played to him through the air. But nevertheless, an amazing talent, he is an asset to any team, and will be the difference between scoring goals and not.

[edit] Stats

Acceleration: *96

Aggression: 48

Agility: *96

Balance: 85

Ball Control: *95

Crossing: 81

Curve: 87

Dribbling: *97

Finishing: 87

FK Accuracy: 76

Heading Accuracy: 64

Jumping: 65

Long Pass: 79

Long Shots: 82

Marking: 20

Penalties: 81

Positioning: 85

Reactions: 87

Short Pass: 88

Shot Power: 79

Slide Tackle: 20

Sprint Speed: *93

Stamina: 78

Standing Tackle: 25

Strength: 59

Tact. Awareness: 75

Vision: 91

Volleys: 89

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Last edited by Gazza on 5 June 2009 at 11:44
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