Messi is fifth youngest goalscorer in FIFA World Cup history
Lionel Messi is the fifth youngest goalscorer in FIFA World Cup history
Lionel MESSI, became the 5th youngest goalscorer in the history of the FIFA World Cup when he scored Argentina's sixth goal against Serbia and Montenegro in Gelsenkirchen on 16 June. Messi turns 19 on 24 June 2006.
Earlier in the competition, Tunisia's goalkeeper Ali BOUMNIJEL became the 5th oldest player to line up for a FIFA World Cup match.
FIFA World Cup Players Superlatives (pdf file)
FIFA Communications Division
Berlin, 16 June 2006