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LEAGUES CUP 2023

How many titles has Messi won in his professional career?

Former Barcelona star Messi leads Inter Miami into the final of the 2023 Leagues Cup against Nashville SC on Saturday.

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Lionel Messi busca su final 42 en toda su carrera; Inter Miami visita a Philadelphia Union
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The conclusion of the 2023 Leagues Cup is always upon us, with Lionel Messi looking to win a trophy with Inter Miami quicker than even he could have imagined. The 2022 World Cup winner will lead his new team, statistically the worst team in MLS this year, into the final against Nashville SC at Geodis Park after scoring nine goals in his first six matches for the Florida side.

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Inter Miami confident after win in Philadelphia

Now, Messi is on the verge of his first final in the United States, having made the move to North America only a matter of weeks ago. And Inter Miami will head into the clash in supremely confident mood after a resounding 4-1 semi-final victory at the home of Philadelphia Union, who have been one of the strongest teams in MLS in recent seasons and had lost only one of their previous 39 matches at Subaru Park.

In theory, Nashville should also prove tough opponents in their own backyard, where they have won 10 of the last 12 games. However, they have also lost two of their last four matches in Tennessee, which will give David Beckham’s side encouragement they hardly need at the moment.

Which finals has Messi played in?

Messi has played in a total of 41 finals for Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain in Argentina, notably also being forced to sit out 2005-06 Champions League final due to injury (although he did receive a winner’s medal because of his participation in the competition).

Finals played by Lionel Messi

Barcelona

  • Spanish Super Cup (11)
  • European Super Cup (4)
  • Copa del Rey (10)
  • UEFA Champions League (3)
  • FIFA Club World Cup (3)

Argentina

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup (1)
  • Olympic Games (1)
  • Copa América (4)
  • Finalissima (1)
  • FIFA World Cup (2)

Paris Saint-Germain

  • French Super Cup (1).

How many finals has Messi won?

Of those aforementioned 41 finals, Messi has come on on the winning side on 29 occasions, an impressive success rate of 70.7%.

How many trophies has Messi won in his career?

During his career, Messi has won 42 trophies (43 if you count the 2005 Spanish Super Cup, which he didn’t play in even though he was part of Barcelona’s first-team squad by that point) on the way to becoming Barça’s greatest ever player and an Argentina legend, cemented, of course, by the 2022 World Cup victory in Qatar.

Which trophies has Messi won in his career?

Barcelona*

  • LaLiga (10): 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • Copa del Rey (7): 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2020–21
  • Spanish Super Cup (7): 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018
  • UEFA Champions League (4): 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15
  • UEFA Super Cup (3): 2009, 2011, 2015
  • FIFA Club World Cup (3): 2009, 2011, 2015

*Messi didn't play in Barcelona's Spanish Super Cup win in 2005, despite being a member of the first-team squad. He also missed the Champions League final in 2005-06 due to injury but did receive a medal after playing in the earlier stages of the competition. 

Paris Saint-Germain

  • Ligue 1 (2): 2021–22, 2022–23
  • Trophée des Champions (1): 2022

Argentina

  • World Cup (1): 2022
  • Copa América (1): 2019
  • CONMEBOL-UEFA Cup of Champions (1): 2022
  • Summer Olympic Games (1): 2008
  • FIFA World Youth Championship (1): 2005