Copa America: What is Lionel Messi's record in international finals?

Copa America: What is Lionel Messi's record in international finals?

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 09:57 - 11.07.2024

Lionel Messi and Argentina will take on Colombia in the Copa America final this Sunday in Miami, Florida.

Argentina are on the cusp of winning a second consecutive Copa America trophy and they will take on Colombia in a mouthwatering final in Miami, Florida.

This is also expected to be the last international tournament for Lionel Messi, 37, and the ex-Barcelona and PSG star will want to end his career on a high.

Ahead of the final, we take a look at Messi's record with his country in major finals.

Lionel Messi: Record in major finals with Argentina

Lionel Messi in action for Argentina. (Photo Credit: FIFAWorldcup/X)
Lionel Messi could win a second Copa America with Argentina

Lionel Messi's international career got off to a dazzling start when he led Argentina to victory in the 2005 Under-20 World Cup.

He continued his impressive form three years later, providing the assist for the winning goal as Argentina won gold at the 2008 Olympic Games.

However, success eluded him at senior level for a while, losing his first four finals with the team.

The 37-year-old finally ended that drought in 2021, winning the Copa America title, and then scoring two goals in the final to lift the World Cup a year later.

Messi's record in finals with Argentina: (P9, W5, L4, G5, A4)