Full name: Lionel Andres Messi
Birth Date: 24 June 1987
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Playing position: Forward
Teams: Argentina National Team, Barcelona
Current club: Barcelona
Awards: FIFA Ballon d’Or
Lionel Andres Messi is an Argentine footballer who plays for La Liga club FC Barcelona and is the present captain of the Argentina national team who is playing mostly as a forward. He is regarded as the best player in the world and as an absolutely magnificent performer. Messi already has broken all the previous records by hitting the most goals in a calendar, in 2012.
Lionel Messi Early life:
Messi was born on 24 June 1987 in Rosario, Argentina to Jorge and Celia. As a young boy he played soccer with his two brothers and friends, unfortunately, he was smaller than other same-age boys. Eventually, at the age of 11, he was diagnosed by doctors as suffering from growth hormone deficiency.
Firstly, his parents tried to push growth-hormone injections into Messi’s body at their own cost, but it was impossible to pay $900 per month. Because his family did not have enough money to pay the cost of $900 a month for treatment.
However, at the age of 13, he got a chance to execute his treatment by Carles Rexach, the sporting director of FC Barcelona. Rexach was acquainted with Messi’s talent and Barcelona offered to pay for Messi’s medical bills if he was willing to move to Spain. Rexach offered Messi a contract written on a paper napkin at the same time as if, with no other paper at hand.
Lionel Messi Career:
Messi began to play football for Grandoli a local club at the age of five. Now, he is the best player and best scorer in the world. For his speed and relentless attacking style, very often he is compared with Diego Maradona.
He frequently has been broken all the previous records one by one. Such as, he is the first player to score five goals in Champion League, he surpassed Cesar Rodrigues’s 232 goals as Barcelona’s leading scorer, and he hit 91 goals in a calendar which merged Gerd Muller’s previous record of 85 goals in 1972.
On December 01, 2009, Messi won the award of the 2009 Ballon d’Or beating runner-up Cristiano Ronaldo by ever highest point 473. Further, he was named for the fourth time as a FIFA Ballon d’Or winner in January 2013. Now, his net assets are estimated at $180 million. Messi is the truthful successor of Diego Maradona.
Lionel Messi was romantically involved with an Argentine girl named Macarena Lemos. Then he had made up a love relationship with Antonella Roccuzzo who give birth to a son named Thiago without marriage.