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Argentine footballer Lionel Messi was Born in 1987

Today in Latin American history, Argentine footballer Lionel Messi who plays for the National team & FC Barcelona was born in 1987. Messi has been regarded as the best footballer in the world and as one of the greatest players in history. continue reading »

La Barca’s 2013-14 Budget: $679 Million

FC Barcelona will ask delegates at the club's Oct. 5 annual meeting to approve a budget of 509 million euros ($679.3 million) for the 2013-2014 season, the club said Tuesday. continue reading »

Barça’s Carles Puyol Returns to Practice With Team

FC Barcelona captain Carles Puyol was back practicing Friday with the full squad, although the defenseman only participated in some of the drills. Puyol, who last played in the round of 16 of the Champions League against A.C. Milan in March, is in the final stage of his recovery from a right-knee injury that required surgery to remove a cyst. continue reading »

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi Pays $6.6 Million in Back Taxes to Spain

FC Barcelona super-striker Lionel Messi and his father have paid 5 million euros ($6.6 million) in back taxes owed to Spanish authorities, the superior court for the Catalonia region said Wednesday. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Shows Support for Madrid’s 2020 Olympic Bid

Argentine soccer star Leo Messi spoke out in Buenos Aires Tuesday in favor of Madrid's application to host the 2020 Olympics. "I believe it would be good for sport if Madrid prevails. Not just for what it is as a city, but also for the first-class athletes Spain has," the man many consider the world's best soccer player told Efe. continue reading »

Barça Comes Back to Tie with Atletico Madrid in Supercopa First Leg

FC Barcelona's big acquisition of the summer, Brazilian phenom Neymar, scored midway through the second half here Wednesday to salvage a tie for the defending La Liga champs against a dynamic Atletico Madrid in the first leg of Spain's Supercopa. continue reading »

Atletico Madrid Looks to Take Down Fc Barcelona at Supercopa

The first Spanish soccer title of the 2013-2014 season - the Supercopa - is up for grabs starting Wednesday, with Atletico Madrid trying to pull off a big upset against powerhouse FC Barcelona. continue reading »

Barça Midfielder Cesc Fabregas: I’ve Never Thought About Leaving

Spanish international Cesc Fabregas said Thursday that his plan has always been to remain with FC Barcelona, ending speculation about a possible move. continue reading »

Pele Believes Neymar Could Surpass Messi, Ronaldo

Brazilian soccer legend Pele says he believes his 21-year-old countryman Neymar will eventually become a greater player than either Argentine four-time world player of the year Lionel Messi or Portuguese international and Real Madrid standout Cristiano Ronaldo. continue reading »

La Barca to Honor Ailing Coach Tito Vilanova by “Winning”

While stunned by the sudden departure of ailing coach Tito Vilanova, the FC Barcelona squad knows winning on the field is the best way to honor him, captain Carlos Puyol said Monday. continue reading »

Throat Cancer Forces Vilanova to Step Down as Coach of FC Barcelona

Tito Vilanova has resigned as coach of FC Barcelona to continue treatment for the throat cancer he has battled for the past 18 months, club president Sandro Rosell said Friday during a hastily arranged press conference at the team's practice facility. continue reading »

FC Barcelona: We Are Not Entertaining Offers for Midfielder Fabregas

FC Barcelona says it will not listen to any offers for midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who has attracted the interest of English-league powerhouse Manchester United. continue reading »

Neymar Will Thrive in Barcelona, Says Messi

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi said he was convinced the club's big offseason acquisition, Brazilian phenom Neymar, would fit in well amid a locker room of "good guys" and foresaw no problems playing with the fellow striker on the field. continue reading »

David Villa Passes Atletico Madrid Medical Tests

Spanish international David Villa, the latest acquisition of Atletico Madrid, passed his medical, the capital club said Tuesday. Villa arrived in Madrid late Monday, just hours after FC Barcelona announced his transfer to Atletico in a deal that is potentially worth up to 5.1 million euros ($6.55 million). continue reading »

Real Madrid Fails to Qualify for Champions League Finals

Real Madrid scored twice in the last eight minutes of regulation Tuesday in the second leg of their Champions League final with Borussia Dortmund, but it wasn't enough to erase the 4-1 advantage the visitors racked up in last week's first leg in Germany. continue reading »

Barça Falls to Bayern Munuch 4-0

Bayern Munich displayed surgical precision Tuesday as it demolished visiting FC Barcelona 4-0 in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal. Barça super striker Lionel Messi, continue reading »

Real Madrid Named Most Valuable Soccer Club, Manchester United Falls to No. 2

Real Madrid has wrested the title of world's most valuable soccer club away from Manchester United, while FC Barcelona took third place on Forbes magazine's list, published Wednesday. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Sends Signed Jersey to Pope Francis

Pope Francis was presented with a jersey signed by Argentine soccer star Leo Messi by a group of priests during Wednesday's public audience. continue reading »

David Beckham Calls Messi “Best Player in the World”

English soccer great David Beckham described FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi as a player in a "class by himself" and said Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo, with whom the Argentine is often compared, is not quite at the same level. continue reading »

Tests Confirm Messi’s Injury Has Not Worsened

The tests performed on FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi on Thursday morning confirmed that the player has not suffered "any worsening or change" and his recovery is continuing. continue reading »