Lionel Messi: Inter Miami Star’s League Titles With Barcelona and PSG As He Targets 2024 MLS Cup

Lionel Messi: Inter Miami Star’s League Titles With Barcelona and PSG As He Targets 2024 MLS Cup

Joel Reyes
February 20, 2024 at 11:31 AM
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  • Lionel Messi won 12 league titles in his illustrious football career
  • The veteran won the Spanish La Liga 10 times with FC Barcelona
  • He also helped Paris Saint-Germain win the French Ligue 1 twice

Lionel Messi is a proven winner.

The Argentine star has won many championships with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, and he will be looking to do the same with Inter Miami this season.

Sports Brief looks at the league titles that Messi has won in his football career ahead of the 2024 MLS season.

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Lionel Messi celebrates after winning the La Liga title with Barcelona; Messi celebrates after winning the Ligue 1 title with PSG. Images: Quality Sport Images/ Sebastian Frej.
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Lionel Messi's career league titles

Barcelona (10 league titles)

Messi cemented his status as one of the greatest football players of all time during his stint with Barcelona. He led the Catalan giants to 10 league titles, becoming the first player in club history to do so.

He first won the league title in the 2004-05 season, with La Blaugrana finishing four points ahead of Real Madrid. Messi scored one goal in seven appearances for Barca that season.

The Catalan giants won the title again the following season, finishing 12 points ahead of Real Madrid in the 2005-06 campaign.

Messi improved his finishing that year, scoring six goals in 17 league appearances for Barcelona.

The Argentine star won his third La Liga title in the 2008-09 season, with his club finishing nine points ahead of Los Blancos in the final table.

Messi helped Barca regain the title, scoring 23 goals in 31 appearances.

They successfully defended their championship in the 2009-10 season, with Messi providing the firepower in their campaign.

He scored 34 goals in 35 league matches for Barcelona, who finished three points ahead of Real Madrid.

Barca made it three titles in a row in the 2010-11 season, with Messi scoring 31 goals in that league campaign.

He won his sixth La Liga title in the 2012-13 season, helping Barcelona finish 15 points ahead of Real Madrid in the standings.

Messi helped the Catalan giants regain the league championship in the 2014-15 season, scoring 43 goals in 38 appearances.

Barcelona made it back-to-back titles in the 2015-16 season, with Messi netting 26 goals in 33 league matches.

He captured his ninth La Liga title in the 2017-18 season, helping Barca finish 14 points ahead of Atletico Madrid in the league table.

Messi's last La Liga title came in the 2018-19 campaign. He won his 10th Spanish league title in style, scoring 36 goals in 34 appearances for Barcelona.

PSG (2 league titles)

Messi sent shockwaves through the football world when he announced on August 5, 2021, that he would be leaving Barcelona.

He decided to join Paris Saint-Germain a few days later, forming a lethal attack with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

The vaunted trio led PSG to back-to-back Ligue 1 titles in the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons.

Messi scored six goals in 26 league appearances in his first season with PSG. He improved in his second season with the French giants, scoring 16 goals in 32 league matches.

He scored the goal that clinched the 2022-23 Ligue 1 title for PSG, per CNN.

Messi apologises to Chinese fans

Sports Brief also reported on Messi apologising to Chinese fans after his no-show in Hong Kong.

The Argentine star failed to play in Inter Miami's exhibition match against a select Hong Kong XI.

Fans demanded a refund from organisers after Messi didn't see a minute of action due to injury.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.