I know it’s probably going to be late, but it doesn’t matter. The first time I saw him would be the El Clasico in 2007 when he scored a hattrick against Real Madrid, and then histroy went on. Words cannot describe the love I have for this man. While many people had the chance to watch great legends like Ronaldinho, Maradona, Gerrard, Thierry Henry, and even Pele himself play at the pitch; I find myself really lucky to see Lionel Messi play and I’m proud to call myself a fan, no, a HUGE fan of both him and FC Barcelona. The way he moves the ball around, and does some fantastic footwork to bring the finish goal. But most of all, its the way how he selflessly tries his damn hardest to make sure the people around him get an opportunity to be a Barca player. He never dives and he always cares for his teammates. In fact, it’s because of Messi that I have become infatuated with the Fútbol sport. I love this game, I love the fans, I love the passion. I know for the eyes of many people it’s just a dumb looking sport with a ball and 22 guys going at it to put in a net, but to us, it’s our lifestyle. So thank you Lionel Messi for getting me into this sport and have a wonderful Birthday 

Leo Messi: 30 years old, 30 records
  • All-time scorer for goals scored in a calendar year (91 goals in 2012 for club and country)
  • Most Ballon d’Or award, all time (5)
  • All-time leading scorer for the Argentina National Team (58 goals)
  • Most titles won with a Spanish club, all-time (30, tied with Andrés Iniesta)
  • All-time leading scorer for FC Barcelona (507 goals)
  • All-time assist leader in the Spanish First Division (137 assists)
  • First player to ever score at least one goal against each team in the Spanish First Division in a single season (2012-13)
  • All-time leading scorer in El Clasico history (23 goals)
  • All-time record for goals scored in a calendar year in the Spanish First Division (59 goals in 2012)
  • Only player in history to have scored in six different competitions in the same year more than once (2011 and 2015)
  • Most Golden Shoe awards, all-time (4, tied with CR7)
  • Most top-three finishes in the history of the Ballon d’Or award (10, from 2007 to 2016)
  • Most goals scored in a single season in club football history (73 goals in 2011-12)
  • Highest ever goal total for a Golden Shoe winner (50 goals in the 2011-12 season)
  • Only player in Spanish football history to score 40 or more goals in eight consecutive seasons
  • All-time leading scorer in Barcelona derby history vs Espanyol (17 goals)
  • All-time leader in game-opening goals for a player’s own team in the history of the Spanish First Division (78 goals)
  • Most titles won with FC Barcelona, all-time (30, tied with Andrés Iniesta)
  • All-time leading scorer in the Spanish First Division (349 goals)
  • All-time leading scorer in El Clasico history in games played at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid (16 goals)
  • Most trebles won, all-time (2, tied with Piqué, Iniesta, Xavi, Dani Alves, Busquets, Pedro and Eto’o)
  • Longest ever consecutive game goal streak in La Liga (34 goals scored over 21 straight games in the 2012-13 season)
  • All-time leading scorer in Spanish Super Cup history (12 goals)
  • All-time leading scorer in games played at Camp Nou (290 goals)
  • Most Champions League titles won, all-time (tied with Seedorf, Eto’o, Iniesta, Xavi, CR7 and Piqué)
  • Only player in the Spanish First Divison history to have scored in 13 consecutive games away from home in the same season (2012-13)
  • Only player in the history of the Spanish First Division to have scored at least 20 goals in 9 consecutive seasons (2008-17)
  • Youngest player in history to win three Ballon d’Or awards (24 years, six months, and 17 days old)
  • Most two-goal games in the history of Spanish First Division (101)
  • Most direct free-kick goals in FC Barcelona history (27)


 (Source: fcbarcelona.com)

iscoalacron  asked:

5 things that I really want are:

- Cintiq 27QHD 😍
- More sketchbooks since you can never have enough
- Tickets to see El Clasico in Miami (or the $4k it costs to buy them)
- A gold iPhone that runs on Android
- To go to Spain and experience Real Madrid in their natural setting

5 things tag

I was tagged by the lovely @heretherebebooks, thank you! 💕

Five Things You’ll Find In My Bag
1. water
2. my kindle
3. three different painkillers
4. about 15 pens, all in different colours
5. my writing notebook #3 (the one for sudden ideas)

Five Things You’ll Find In My Bedroom
1. books
2. water (lots of it)
3. a bunch of stuffed animals with stupid names
4. way more pillows than i need
5. a half-empty mug of cold, long forgotten tea (or 5)

Five Things I’ve Always Wanted To Do
1. write a book series
2. get it published
3. just be happy?
4. go on an epic trip across the Balkans
5. see El Clasico live at Bernabeu

Five Things That Make Me Happy
1. writing
2. reading
3. cooking
4. sun
5. talking to my bf and all you guys here 💕

Five Things That I’m Currently Into
1. my writing! (well, mostly editing at this point, but still)
2. American Gods (can you tell?)
3. Turkish cuisine (as a side-effect of my research; i have to cook all of those things so i can describe the taste, right?)
4. reading (it’s going a little slower than normally, but i’m still into it)
5. football (although i fucking hate the transfer drama, ugh)

Five Things On My To-Do-List
2. see the Senanque Abbey this weekend
3. plan my nanowrimo camp writing
4. watch all those tv shows that people keep recommending to me
5. maybe actually write something for a change?

I’m tagging @stargirl-carraway, @readingbooksinisrael, @classic-literature-snob, @linebetween & @bookcub


Barça fans! Send me a number/reblog this to get your followers to send you a number!

1. Did a Barça player ever appear in your dreams? What was the dream about?

2. Best duo/trio (example, msn, xavi and dani etc)

3. Who’s Barca emojis video did you like the best?

4. Best kit?

5. Favorite quote by pique?

6.All time favorite goalkeeper?

7. A player you feel should get more opportunities to play / not be benched?

8. Is there an fcb player in the nt you support?

9. If you could replace any player from our team with a player from any other club, who would the players be?

10. El Clasico : yay or nay?

11. Do you think Suarez has changed for the better?

12. If you could pick one player to represent the spirit, ideals and everything the team stands for, who would you pick?

13. Who are the players that you think (besides Messi) will retire at Barça?

14. Would you rather spend a day at Camp Nou, without seeing any of the players or would you like to see the players from afar but never get the opportunity to visit Camp Nou?

15. Opinion on Bellerin? (Not just for what he said but as a player too)

16. Most memorable match in all of history? (Preferably other than the remontada or Messi’s 500th goal El Clasico 😂)

17. Favorite Barça kid?

18. Which Barca girlfriend/wife/fianceé do you like the most?

19. Bartra&Pique or Ter Stegen&Rafinha?

20. If you could change one thing in Barça’s history, what would it be?

21. Best Barça coach in your opinion?

22. If you could have one player from the past (transferred to another team/retired) come back for a season, which player would you choose?

23. Favourite non-football moment in Barça history?

24. Associate an icecream flavour to each player/ assign a color to each player. Tell us why.

25. If you could be any player for a day, who would you be?

26. Autograph from Messi or selfie with Neymar?

Send me a number! Took me over an hour to come up with these!

“It was a perfect night, one where everything went right, where I got everything I wanted. I scored two great goals against Real Madrid inside the Bernabeu, with the second coming in the last minute to win us the game. And then you have the fact it was my 500th goal for Barcelona, too!

I couldn’t have asked for anything more. If I had not scored, in that moment, we would have said goodbye to the league title. It was a goal that gave us the drive to carry on fighting to try to win the league. We deserved to win this match and it was an emotional night for all Barcelonistas.

When I saw Jordi Alba get the ball out wide, I knew where I needed to go as it was a movement that we practice. We know each other’s games so well and it wasn’t the first time we had done this. When Jordi gets in the final third of the field, I’ll always look to drop back near the edge of the penalty area, to collect the all and finish – and that’s exactly what we did here.

Luis Enrique was really complimentary after the game, saying that I was ‘the best player in history,’ but I should say it was his arrival that motivated us all to compete again. We were down as group but when he arrived at the Camp Nou he immediately lifted us to train and play at our best - he gave us all the will to be a great team again.”


El clasico berlangsung. Tiba-tiba kau aku. Ya aku awkward bila mcm ni. Luahan demi luahan. Keliling kedai mcm org gila pukul 5 pagi. Tapi pelik aku tak trip. At that time yeah. Lepastu for one week makan tak kenyang tidur lena sebaik mandi.

P/s kalau kau baca ni. Aku call sebab nak betulkan keadaan la. I did ask you why. You replied tahla. ‘Sebenarnya dah lama nak bagitau’. Damn. Lepastu siap ckp dah bagi second chance apa suma. Aku takut act. Bukan taknak getback. Tapi ur act like senang gila nak clash. Dua kali kau buat aku terapung. Ya ugh sialla tak tau mcm mana nak explain how aku keep suka kau tunggu kau for a year. Bodoh ke aku ni still tnggu kau lepas kau dump aku dulu. Bodoh jugak kalau kau tak boleh fikir benda ni.

Morientes confirms India visit for Legends' El Clasico

Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Former Spain and Real Madrid striker Fernando Morientes confirmed his India visit to play for Real Madrid Legends against FC Barcelona Legends in an “El Clasico” fixtures here on September 15.

“I thank Indian fans for the support. (I am) looking forward to seeing you soon,” Morientes, who has won three Champions League titles and two Spanish La Liga crowns with Real,“ said in a video message on Tuesday.

Besides, the 41-year-old former Spanish international who once formed a great partnership up front with Raul Gonzalez, yesteryear stars Victor Sanchez del Amo, Koke Contreras, Michel Salgado and Ivan Perez is also likely to be seen in action for Real.

"This is Michel Salgado saying hi to India. We will be there playing against Barcelona on September 15. See you there guys,” right-back Salgado, who spent close to a decade with Real, also said in a video message.

Confirming the visit and the match, organisers Football Next Foundation’s founder Kaushik Moulik told IANS over phone from Madrid on Wednesday: “The match will take place on September 15 in Kolkata.

"The stadium is yet to be zeroed in on but we are expecting to finalise it by next week. The whole list of players will also be out soon.”



anonymous asked:

☕ with the squad we're going to have and with ZZ managing, It would be difficult accept anything less than a treble next season

honestly rm is such a enigma will we win the treble?? will we go trophyless?? 50-50 odds?!?? only constants that exist in this team are ramos red cards and gareth bale injuries… lets see how we start off the season w/ 2 el clasicos

send me a ☕️ and an opinion (popular or unpopular) and i’ll say whether i agree or disagree

locker room surprise

author’s note: requested! i hope you enjoy :-)

It’s an El Clasico game day, which means that she’s scheduled to work.

She grabs a few of the fresh, clean kits – as many as she can hold in her arms – and makes her way down the hall to the locker room. It’s her job to set out the new kits before each game and to clean up the dirty kits out of the locker room after each game. It’s pretty easy work and she likes getting to see behind-the-scenes on match days, but she’s never been lucky enough to interact with the players.

Of course, she gets close – she’s even watched a few of the games from the sidelines, but she always manages to miss the perfect opportunities to talk to the players.

So when she rounds the corner into the dressing room and sees Rafinha – who must have arrived early – sitting on the little bench in front of his locker playing his guitar, she’s so surprised she drops a few of the kits.

“Hi,” he greets her cheerily with a big smile.

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anonymous asked:

I don't think bales is going to start, he himself said that he's now 100% and he'd understand starting on the bench, and Raul today said he thinks it'll be isco so I think bale will be on the bench and be subbed on

Me too but I thought that too about El Clasico and we all know how that turned out. Could see it go both ways tbh

Gareth Bale ready for Champions League final but Zidane refuses to confirm Real Madrid plans

Gareth Bale is completely “recovered” ahead of the Champions League final against Juventus but Zinedine Zidane refused to confirm whether the Real Madrid record signing will make his starting line-up on Saturday (3 June). Yet, the France boss expects to have a fully fit squad at his disposal, with Dani Carvajal also managing to shake off his recent injury woes to makes himself available for the Cardiff final.

Bale, 27, is yet to play a game since the 3-2 defeat to Barcelona in the second El Clasico of La Liga on 23 April. The former Tottenham Hotspur star was then returning to action from a calf injury but lasted just 39 minutes before suffering a recurrence.

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Many in Spain have since advised Zidane to not risk Bale in the Champions League final even if the Welshman is fully fit to play – as they believe that Real Madrid look more balanced with an extra midfielder while playing with a 4-4-2 formation.

Isco has excelled in the middle of the park during his absence, helping Los Blancos to beat Barcelona to the La Liga title while also knocking Atletico Madrid out of the Champions League semi-finals.

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Zidane has failed to clarify the dilemma over Bale and Isco but did confirm that the Welshman is fully fit to face Juventus.

“I do not think about that [speculation regarding Bale’s future]. We are happy to see Gareth with us. I am happy to see that he is well recovered. Nothing else. We are going to prepare for the game all together as always. We are all ready,” Zidane said in a press conference ahead of the game.

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“They are difficult decisions because we have everyone available. I will have to choose between the 24 players. [I have to decide] who is going to start and who is going to go to the bench. There are also players who will be left out of the squad despite having had extraordinary seasons. This is the hardest thing for me. I will not tell you [my plans] but a manager knows what he will do four days before the game. But I will not say anything.”

Bale is expected to be especially motivated to make the line-up as the final takes place at the National Stadium of Wales (also known as the Principality Stadium) in his home city of Cardiff.

However, Zidane suggested that this fact won’t affect his final decision while adding that he could even use both Bale and Isco in the same line-up.

“Gareth does not have to say anything to me. He is ready. He is with us. He has a tremendous motivation because he plays at home. I’m only interested in that,” he said.

“Both are very good players. The two have played 16 games together. You talk about Gareth or Isco but they can also play together. The important thing is that both arrive very well to the final. Gareth a little less because he has had less minutes. But he is already recovered from his injury. And we already know [what Isco can give us] because he has shown during the whole season.”

Meanwhile, Carvajal suffered a hamstring injury during the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid on 2 May.

However, the Spain international could also reclaim his place at right-back ahead of Danilo having trained with the rest of his Real Madrid teammates since last week.

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