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Introduction

Lionel Messi is to many the greatest soccer player of all time, and it’s hard not to make a case for him. Messi has won seven Ballon d'Or awards, was a FIFA World Cup Golden Ball prize winner in 2014, and has conquered LaLiga’s Pichichi Trophy eight times as the league’s top scorer. Messi has won league titles, international trophies, Olympic gold, and intercontinental titles. Here are all the championships Lionel Messi has won in his career for his teams.

How Many Trophies Has Lionel Messi Won in Total?

Lionel Messi has won a total of 40 major championships in his great career. The Argentine has won four titles with Argentina, both at the senior and youth level; at PSG Messi has won one championship, and at Barcelona he stole the show winning 35 titles. 

When it comes to individual awards Messi has won the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2009, the Best FIFA Men’s Player in 2019, and LaLiga’s Best Player on six occasions. Messi’s biggest prizes individually have been his seven Ballon d'Or/FIFA Ballon d'Or.  

Messi has been a goalscorer, assist provider, leader, and record breaker for both club and country. Messi is Barcelona’s and Argentina’s all-time leading scorer, but not only that: the Argentine magician is also the leading scorer in LaLiga history! All these titles and accolades truly have made Lionel Messi one of the best soccer players of all time, if not the best.

Lionel Messi’s 40 Titles

Messi’s Titles with Argentina (4 Titles)

Lionel Messi has won four championships with Argentina, two at the senior level and two at the youth level. In every one of those championships, Messi was a main part of Argentina’s triumph. 

1. Finalissima - 2022 

It was Argentina’s 3-0 win over Euro Cup winners Italy in the Finalissima played at Wembley where the Copa America winners defeated the European champions. Messi did not score in the match but was a huge pest for the Italian defense. 

2. Copa América 2021

This was Lionel Messi’s first major championship with Argentina after a 1-0 win over Brazil in the final. For Messi it was a huge weight lifted off his shoulders as he finally won a title with his national team at the senior level. It is important to note that this championship was won on Brazilian soil, which made it even sweeter for Messi and the team. 

3. Olympic Games 2008

In the Beijing Olympics Argentina defeated Nigeria in the final, with a goal by Angel di Maria and thus winning their second Olympic gold medal in four years.

4. Under 20 World Cup 2005 

Messi first won a youth championship for Argentina at the U-20 World Cup in 2005. He played on that team with Sergio Agüero, Pablo Zabaleta, and Fernando Gago.

Messi’s titles with Barcelona (35 Titles)

At Barcelona it was another story, Lionel Messi won many titles with the Catalan giants, over 30, in a total of 35 championships. Not only did Messi win titles at FC Barcelona, he was a part of the team many consider the best of all time during 2009-2014 leaving Real Madrid in the dust.

Messi’s Barcelona titles breakdown as follows: 

  • LaLiga 10
  • Copa del Rey 7
  • Supercopa de España 8,
  •  UEFA Champions League 4
  • UEFA Super Cup 3, and 
  • FIFA Club World Cup 3

Messi was able to defeat great teams like Manchester United, Arsenal, and Juventus on the way to the UEFA Champions League. In the FIFA Club World Cup Barcelona defeated Estudiantes, River Plate, and Santos to claim the best team in the world prize. 

Messi’s Title with PSG (1 Title)

At PSG things have not gotten off to the best of starts. Messi was called out by the fans as one of the main players, along with Neymar, for not being able to win the UEFA Champions League this season for PSG. Still Messi did manage to win the Ligue 1 championship. It was a subpar season for Messi but he still managed 11 goals in 34 games across all competitions. 

Messi is hoping that next season will be a better year for PSG— for one thing, Kylian Mbappé is back after having resigned from the club. And along with Neymar, PSG will still have a major attack force to think big, as the main focus will be winning the UEFA Champions League.

Lionel Messi’s individual trophies

As noted before, Lionel Messi has won many individual trophies: 47 accolades in total, winning Argentine player of the year 14 times, a record. Messi has almost double the individual awards by his biggest competitor, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

Conclusions

Be it at Barca or Argentina or now with Paris Saint Germain, Messi is a magnet for success. He has been a part of nearly 40 championships with his three teams, and has left teams like Real Madrid, Brazil, Manchester United, and Arsenal in the dust. Lionel Messi is a born winner. 

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