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Factbox on Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, who became his country's all-time top scorer Tuesday when he scored his 55th international goal.Inspired Barcelona to a 3-1 win against Manchester United in the 2011 Champions League final, scoring one goal and creating another.Helped Barca to a third consecutive La Liga title in 2010-11 and was on the scoresheet as they beat Santos 4-0 to win the Club World Cup. While Barcelona failed to retain either La Liga or the Champions League, Messi completed 2012 with an extraordinary total of 91 goals in all competitions, a record for a calendar year. Messi, who scored four goals at the finals, won the Golden Ball award for the tournament's best player.
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