Lionel Messi Trivia

Can you answer these questions about the great footballer Lionel Messi?
Quiz by simmo
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Last updated: August 9, 2021
First submittedJune 12, 2012
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What country does he come from?
Argentina
What city was he born in?
Rosario
What club did he play for from 2004–2021?
Barcelona
What brand of football boot does he endorse?
Adidas
Who is usually considered Messi's greatest rival?
Cristiano Ronaldo
What local team did he play for as a youth between 1995–2000?
Newell's Old Boys
His first contract was written on what?
Paper napkin
What former player, who died in 2020, is Messi often compared with?
Diego Maradona
Messi is known as "La Pulga Atómica". What does this mean in English?
The Atomic Flea
Unlike most players, such as Neymar for example, Messi is known
for almost never doing this ...
Diving
Name one of Messi's three children.
Thiago | Mateo | Ciro
What crime was he convicted of in 2016, leading to a fine and probation?
Tax fraud
What medical condition did he suffer from as a youth?
Growth hormone deficiency
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Level 14
Nov 6, 2012
This is the bestest quiz 4 eva 12/10 bro
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Level 41
Jul 11, 2014
Can you please accept FC Barcelona for the first question?
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Level 84
Aug 9, 2021
Again with the "most players"? Can you back that up?
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Level ∞
Aug 9, 2021
Can you prove the opposite?
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Level 75
Aug 10, 2021
Not to say most or least, but at one point in time, in Northern parts of Europe (roughly Germany and up) diving was shameful and not popular at all, while in the more macho Southern parts it was more of a rule. Certain countries even teach it in their national youth programs.

To some extent, these traditions hold. I used to play back in the day, not that long ago, North of the "dive line" and did not see a single dive then (excluding the tv and a couple of Southern visitors).

It continues to be (increasingly?) popular until the refs are made to do something about it. The boss level don't seem to care (until the audience hurts their wallet).

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Level 61
Aug 26, 2021
If you cant prove that most players dive, it shouldnt be a question... please provide a source or change the question to "many football players"
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Level 61
Aug 26, 2021
your lack of football knowledge really is showing here!
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Level 66
Aug 20, 2021
I only watch the major tournaments like the World Cup and Euros, and anecdotally I have to say that flopping is so frequent that it becomes really distracting. I generally enjoy soccer and want to get more invested in the most popular game in the world, but the players constantly acting like they've been shot gets so tiresome. It might not be "most players," but it's an appreciable minority at least, and the behavior seems so widespread that I get the impression it is coached.
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Level 91
Aug 10, 2021
He is no longer playing for Barça, this needs an update.
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Level 10
Aug 10, 2021
dude its official since a few hours. :D
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Level ∞
Aug 10, 2021
Quiz updated. Wonder where he will end up?
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Level 62
Aug 10, 2021
PSG.
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Level 57
Aug 20, 2021
I´m not a native English speaker. Therefore I wrote "tissue" for the contract question and it did not count. Is a tissue and a napkin not the same thing? :D
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Level 78
Aug 20, 2021
You blow your nose on a tissue and wipe your mouth with a napkin - although I remember once dating someone who thought they were interchangeable.
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Level 41
Aug 20, 2021
I tried paper towel and then had to google the english term :D
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Level 59
Aug 20, 2021
I’m English (uk not usa) and I would have to agree they are the same. Tissues tend to be a bit thicker but it depends on the ply of the napkin/tissue.
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Level 61
Aug 20, 2021
There is literally a six minute compilation on youtube with Messi diving...
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Level 55
Aug 20, 2021
could you please accept dive on the diving question?
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Level 67
Aug 20, 2021
I tried "faking injury" cause i didn't know the term :(
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Level 47
Aug 20, 2021
Don't like the subjective questions here - the diving one and the Ronaldo one are opinions rather than facts.
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Level 58
Aug 20, 2021
Ronaldo being his greatest rival is mostly a fact at this point, the two are endlessly compared. That being said I think this quiz could use more/higher quality questions. So many more trivia based options like how many UCL titles, domestic titles, Balor d'ors, best goalscoring season, etc
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Level 41
Aug 20, 2021
Messis biggest rival in terms of Ballon d'Or awards and top goalscorer titles has usually been CR7, so I'd say the question is perfectly fine. 97% guessed Ronaldo....

the other one is more subjective, but Messi is not known for diving, so yeah...

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Level 68
Aug 20, 2021
You really should accept dive/simulate as an alternative for diving. Tried dive a couple of times thinking for whatever reason I was getting the spelling wrong.
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Level 56
Aug 21, 2021
Could "dive" also be accepted in addition to "diving"?
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Level 60
Aug 22, 2021
You're telling me that Messi doesn't dive!?