When did Lionel Messi score his first goal?

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The Argentine forward Lionel Messi is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time in history. Having started his football career at Barcelona as a youth player, he spent the majority of his professional career there. He spent nearly two decades of his professional football career at Barcelona winning club-record 35 trophies including ten La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey titles, and four UEFA Champions League titles. Individually, he won a record seven Ballon d'Or awards and a record six European Golden Boot awards while at Barcelona. After his contract at Barcelona ended in 2021, he left the club and signed with the French club PSG in August 2021. He went on to win the Ligue 1 championship in his first season there. He left Barcelona with several La Liga and club records to his name.

An Argentine nationality, Lionel Messi made his senior international debut in 2005 and succeeded to win his first major international trophy, the Copa America in 2021. He previously failed to win Copa America despite reaching the final three times (2007, 2015, and 2016). He had also led Argentina to the 2018 FIFA World Cup final which they lost to Germany. 

Messi is the first footballer and the first team sport athlete to in the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year. He is the second footballer and second team-sport athlete after Cristiano Ronaldo to surpass $1 billion in career earnings.

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Who is Lionel Messi?

When Did Messi Score His First Goal For Barca?

Lionel Messi joined Barcelona's youth setup, La Masia at the age of 13. He played with Barcelona C and B teams before making his competitive debut in 2004. He had previously made his debut for Barcelona's first team in a friendly match against FC Porto on 16 November 2003. He made his La Liga debut against Espanyol on 16 October 2004.

His first goal for Barcelona's first team came in May 2005. 

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Which Team Did Messi Score First?

Messi scored his first senior goal for Barcelona against the Spanish team, Albacete on 1 May 2005. Brazilian legend and his Barcelona teammate Ronaldinho assisted his first goal. 

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How Old Was Lionel Messi When He Scored His First Goal?

Messi scored his first senior goal against Albacete on 1 May 2005. With his first goal ever, he became the youngest-ever scorer for Barcelona. He was only 17 years old when he scored the first goal of his career.

When Did Messi Score His First Hat-trick?

Messi was already a Barcelona star and was paving his path to becoming the world's best football when he scored the first hat-trick of his professional football career. His first-ever professional hat-trick came in El Classico on 10 March 2007. With his hat-trick against Real Madrid, he became the first player in 12 years to score a hat-trick in El Classico. Messi equalized after each goal by Real Madrid. The match ended 3-3. He was only 19 years old when he scored his first-ever hat-trick.

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When Did Messi Score His First Goal For PSG?

Amidst Messi's contract expiration, Barcelona fans were certain that the club would come to an agreement with Messi. However, the club announced that Messi would not be staying at the club due to financial issues at the club that led to new deal negotiations complicated. Messi became a free agent after his contract expired in June 2021. He signed a two-year contract with the French club, Paris Saint-Germain on 10 August 2021. 

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Messi made his debut for PSG against Reims on 29 August. It took almost a month after his debut to score his first PSG goal. He scored his first-ever PSG goal against Manchester City in a UEFA Champions League match on 28 September 2021. He scored his first Ligue 1 goal against Nantes on 21 November 2021.

How Many Goals Has Messi Scored For PSG?

Messi is playing his first season with PSG. Near the end of the season, his 18-yard goal in a 1-1 draw against Lens in April 2022 secured the Ligue 1 title for the season, his first club title with the club. With 3 games in hand, Messi scored 4 league goals, 9 in all competitions through the 2021-22 season.

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How Many Goals Has Messi Scored In His Entire Career?

Messi is one of the most prolific goalscorers in football history. Having won the Golden Boot record six times, he is one of few players to score over 700 goals. He left Barcelona with record 672 goals (the most by a player for a single club) including 474 La Liga goals. For Argentina, he has scored 81 international goals in 160 caps.

Still an active footballer, he is going to score more goals in his remaining career. Near the end of the 2021-22 season, the Argentine star has scored over 760 goals in his entire career. 

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