Messi or Lionel Andres Leo Messi was born in the year 1987 and he is a professional footballer player from Argentine. He plays forwards in FC Barcelona of Spain and in Argentina National Team. He is known as one of the best players in the entire world and regarded as the greatest player ever to live. He is known to have won FIFA Ballon d’or for five times and this is something that has never been done by any other player. In the five times, the four times were consecutive.
He was the first one to win European Golden Shoes three times. He had won over 30 trophies under Bracelona and they include four UEFA champions league, eight titles in La Liga, Copa Del Rey for five times. He is known to be a prolific goal scorer at the same time a creative playmaker. He has the highest record of the most goals scored. They are 349 in La Liga, 50 in La Liga Season and 73 in Club football season of Europe. He has also the most assists in the La Liga where they are 137 while in Copa America, they are 11.
Messi was diagnosed to have growth hormone deficiency when he was still a child and living in Central Argentina. At the age 13 years old, he got a chance to relocate to live in Spain where he started to play for Barcelona. Barcelona had agreed to pay for his treatment. He made a faster progression when he was playing in youth academy and was able to compete at the age of 17 in the year 2004.
From his biography, Messi was born in the city of Rosario and he is a third of the four children of his father, Jorge Messi. His father was a manager of steel factory and his wife is Celia Cuccitini who was working in the workshop that manufactures magnets. From his father, he is a Spanish and Italian and from his mother, he is Italian. He grew up in a family that loved football and he became interested in it at early age.
While growing up, he liked to play with his brothers, Matias and Rodrigo, with his cousins, Emmanuel B and Maximilliano Biancucchi. His cousins are also professional footballers. According to his bio, he started to play in the local club when he was only four years, he started with Club Grandoli and afterwards he joined Rosario Club called Newell’s Old Boys. Messi is not married, yet but he is in relationship. His girlfriend is Antonella Roccuzzo, who also comes from Rosario. They have two sons, Thiago who was born in 2012 and then Mateo who was born in the year 2015. His career is run by his family, his father being his agent and his brother Rodrigo is in charge of publicity and schedule. His net worth is 280 million dollars.