Did Messi ever play in the Olympics?

An Argentine international, Messi is both his country’s highest appearance-maker and their all-time leading goalscorer. At youth level, he won the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, finishing the tournament with both the Golden Ball and Golden Shoe, and an Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Did Messi participate in Olympics?

Lionel Messi is quite frankly having the summer of his life, finally free of the burden of needing to deliver an international trophy to Argentina, and on Sunday he participated in a dance with Argentina’s Olympic team.

When did Messi play in the Olympics?

Where are Lionel Messi’s 2008 Olympics gold medal winning teammates now? Stars like Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria and Javier Mascherano were part of that Argentina side at the 2008 Olympics…

Will Messi play in Olympics 2020?

Lionel Messi won’t be playing for Argentina at Tokyo 2020

After helping Argentina win the gold medal at Beijing 2008, Messi has only participated with the senior national team.

What is the age limit for the Olympics?

According to the official Olympics website, there is no age limit for those wanting to compete. Under rule 42, it states: “There may be no age limit for competitors in the Olympic Games other than as prescribed in the competition rules of an IF as approved by the IOC Executive Board.”

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Can Ronaldo play in Olympics?

Ronaldo has been named in the 18-man squad to play at the Athens Games next month. … If Ronaldo does make the trip to Greece he will miss the start of the new Premiership season.

Why football is not included in Olympics?

Men’s football made its Olympic debut at the 1900 Games in Paris, where Great Britain took the first gold medal, and has been contested ever since—except at the 1932 Games in Los Angeles, when a dispute between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and FIFA over amateur regulations resulted in the event’s being …

Who is better Messi or Ronaldo?

While Ronaldo currently has more goals overall, Messi has the edge in the scoring department, with a higher season average (39.5 to 35), having hit a high of 73 goals in 2011-12.

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: Club goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo Season Lionel Messi
37 2019-20 31
36 2020-21 38
674 Total 672

Is Messi Olympic champion?

An Argentine international, Messi is both his country’s highest appearance-maker and their all-time leading goalscorer. At youth level, he won the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, finishing the tournament with both the Golden Ball and Golden Shoe, and an Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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