Lionel Messi Cuccittini is a famous and great Argentine footballer. He was born on 24th June 1987 in Rosario, Argentina to Jorge Lorenzo Márquez Pedrosa in the country. Lionel plays for Argentina’s national football team and Barcelona as a forward. He also owns Spanish nationality, meaning he can also play for the Spanish football team if he wants. He is massively recognized by many critics and experienced as the leading football player of the era. Lionel Messi has five Ballon d’Or awards and was also awarded FIFA World Player of the year 2009 in his life.
Lionel Messi begins football at a very young age and his talent was rapidly celebrated by Barcelona. He left Old Newell’s Boys’ youth team in the year 2000 and settled with his family in Europe to play for Barcelona in the country. They afterward moved towards Spain as Barcelona provided treatment for his growth hormonal insufficiency at the time.
Lionel Messi started in the 2004–2005 season and scored his very quick goal on 1st May 2005 counter to Albacete from a performance by Ronaldinho. Lionel’s first good season was in the 2006–2007 season; he finally turned into a first-team regular, by way of three sequent scores in El Clásico. Lionel Messi best scored 14 goals in 26 games. Messi’s most great season was 2008–2009. Wherein, he scored 38 goals this time. From 2009–2010, he scored 47 goals in all league games in his time.
In 2005, Lionel Messi decided to play for his own country Argentina. He headed the team in the final game of the 2005 U-20 World Cup counter to Nigeria, which ended in 2–1 Argentine success in the tournament. Along with the gold medal, Messi was honored with Golden Shoe for maximum goals scored, as well as Golden Ball for best player in the tournament.
On 26th June, Argentina another time lost to Chile on penalties in Copa América Centenario after a tie for 0–0 in the tournament. In the shootout, Lionel Messi missed his penalty match. That was Messi’s 3rd sequent defeat in an important final tournament with Argentina. A day after his match, Messi expressed his retirement from international football.
Facts You Never Knew About Lionel Messi!
|v Lionel Messi shared his place of birth with Argentinean Mutinous Che Guevera.|
|v Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormonal nullification which was preventing his average growth rate at age of 11. His parents were incapable to afford his treatment, which was more than $900 a month.|
|v Lionel Messi made his league debut beside RCD Espanyol when he was 17 years old; he became the 3rd smallest player to play for Barcelona. At that point, Messi was also the smallest person to score for Barcelona.|
|v Between his endorsements and contract, he makes on an average $ for each day.|
|v Messi was the first Argentine player to be titled FIFA World Player of the Year at the time.|
|v Lionel Messi is the first player in history to win 4 Ballons d’Or awards, which he beat sequentially; He is the first player to win 3 European Golden Shoe awards in his playing life.|
|v Messi’s international debut continued only for 47 seconds in his life. He received a red card while coming on as a replacement player.|
|v Lionel Messi was offered a place on the Spanish national team but he did not take this offer.|
Lionel Messi Education:
|School:||Las Heras for elementary school|
Lionel Messi Career:
|Known For:||Soccer Player|
|Salary:||EUR 40 million|
|Net Worth:||$400 million|
Lionel Messi Family & Relatives:
|Mother:||Celia María Cuccittini|
|Brother(s):||Rodrigo Messi,Matias Messi|
|Sister(s||): Maria Sol Messi|
|Wife/Girlfriend:||Antonella Roccuzzo (2007-Present)|
|Children: 3 Son(s):||Thiago Messi Roccuzzo,Mateo Messi Roccuzzo,Ciro Messi Roccuzzo|
Lionel Messi Ex-Girlfriends:
- Macarena Lemos (2006-2008)
- Luciana Salazar (2008)
- Anna Weber (2011)
Lionel Messi Favorites:
|Hobbies:||Playing football, Watching Movies, Video games Watching TV series Swimming|
|Favorite Male Singer:||Justin Bieber|
|Favorite Female Singer:||Adele|
|Favorite Food:||Escalope Milanese, Salad|
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