The furious, faster and unstoppable, Lionel Messi is truly a playmaker on the ground. Serving as the captain of Argentina’s national football team, Messi has given record-breaking performances with his unique talent and became the best soccer player of the world. With his incredible skills, Messi has some unbreakable records on his side. He is the only football player who won 3 European Golden Shoe awards and five FIFA Ballon d’Or awards. He is also recorded with the most official goals in La Liga on the Guinness Book of World Records. When he was 17, he made his aggressive debut and quickly became a leading player for Barcelona club.
Being an Argentine player, he represented his nation in 6 important tournaments. The coaches, commentators and colleagues call him the world’s best footballer and the greatest player in the history of football. He can remain in complete control of the ball, especially when dripping in speed. It is his main USP. His creative combinations and superior pace with his attacking technique and futuristic vision make him efficient and unbeatable.
Full Name: Lionel Andrés Messi
Date of Birth: 24 June 1987
Marital status: Unmarried
Net Worth: $180 Million
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70m)
Source of Income: Soccer
Hobbies: Music, Movies, Food
In 2000, Messi started his career by playing for the junior system ranks. He played for five different teams within such a short time and became the only player of this kind. Messi instantly made a league debut against RCD Espanyol on October 2014.
In September 2005, he got Spanish citizenship and he finally made a debue in Championship League. At the Champions League, his first outing was against Udinese, an Italian club. Along with his 17 appearances on the league, Messi scored six goals. In 2006-07, he was listed in 11-member squad. He nettled the ball 14 times out of 26 outings. He was the youngest player ever for scoring hat-trick in El Clasico. On February 2007, he played his 100th match against Valencia CF for Barcelona. He managed to strike 6 goals with 1 assist in the Champions League. Messi suffered premature exit because of muscle tear.
Lionel Andres “Leo” Messi was born to Celia Cuccittini and Jorge Messi in Rosario, Argentina. He has a sister, Maria Sol, and two elder brothers Matias and Rodrigo. His mother was a part-time cleaner and his father was a factory steel worker.
In childhood, Messi was diagnosed with a medical condition, growth hormone deficiency, when he was 11 years old. Despite the fact that he is very talented, the local clubs were not willing to offer financial help for his treatment. It was Carles Reach, FC Barcelona’s sporting director, who came to his rescue. He offered financial aid to Messi for medical bills. Messi was enrolled at the youth ceremony of FC Barcelona.
Before he got stable with his current girlfriend, Antonella Roccuzzo, Messi had a few link-ups. He was reportedly linked with a lady from his hometown, Macarena Lemos. He is also supposed to have connections with Luciana Salazar, an Argentine glamour model.