Lionel Messi (Real name Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini) is an Argentine professional footballer, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of the modern generation. He plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He was born on June 24, 1987, in Rosario, Argentina. When he was thirteen years old, he shifted his location to Spain.
Lionel Messi Bio
Famous As: Lionel Messi
Current Club / Team: FC Barcelona, Argentina National Team
Playing Career: 2003–present
Lionel Messi Age: 32 years
Birthday: June 24, 1987
Birth Place: Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Height: 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Body Measurements: 40 – 32 – 12
Lionel Messi Net Worth: $400 million
Salary: 40 million EUR
Born Name: Lionel Andrés Messi
Nickname: Leo, Atomic Flea, La Pulga, La Pulga Atomica, Messidona
Religion: Roman Catholic
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Body Shape: Straight
Shoe Size: 10 (US)
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Education: Las Heras Elementary school
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Parents: Jorge Messi (father), Celia Maria Cuccittini (mother)
Brother(s): Matias Messi, Rodrigo Messi
Sister: Maria Sol Messi
Marital Status: Married
Lionel Messi Wife: Antonella Roccuzzo
Relationship With: Antonella Roccuzzo, Model (engaged since 2008-present)
Children: Son- Thiago Messi (Born November 2, 2012)
Lionel Messi was born in Rosario, Argentina to a working-class family. His father was working in a steel factory and his mother was a cleaner.
He started playing from a young age, and his talent was clear soon. However, at the age of 11, Messi was diagnosed with a deficiency of growth hormone (GHD). This was a condition of stunted growth and needed expensive medical treatment, including the use of human growth hormone.
His local club, River Plate, was interested in signing Messi but did not want to pay for his medical treatment. However, Messi had an experience with Barcelona, and coach Karlis Ricach was a fan – Messi presented a contract (written on a paper handkerchief) which involved paying for Messi’s treatment in Spain. Messi moved to Barcelona with his father and became part of the prestigious Barcelona Youth Academy.
Then Messi Barcelona agreed to pay the costs of treating hormone deficiency. Lionel became a star in his new country, leading his team to championships. Lionel Messi creates a record for most goals in a calendar year in 2012.
Also, Messi won the title “Balloon Dor” for Europe for the fifth time in 2016. For his best playing, he won many individual awards on his way to global recognition as one of the best soccer players.
Although Messi was often homesick in his new country. When he was sixteen years old, he quickly moved across the ranks of the beginner system. Also, Messi made his debut for Barcelona. First, Messi creates the first record on May 1, 2005.
This year, Messi led Argentina to the FIFA U-20 World Cup, scoring two penalty kicks to push the team over Nigeria. Messi eventually grew to 5 “and 7”, and thanks to his short strength, speed, and harsh attack style, Lionel Messi compared him to another Argentine soccer player named Diego Maradona.
Age, height and Body Measurements
Lionel Messi, 31 years old. Lionel Messi is 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) high and weighs 148 pounds (67 kg). Body measurements 40 – 32 – 12 and zodiac cancer.
Social Media Profiles:
He has a great number of followers on his social media profiles. He has 144m followers on his Instagram account and 435.5k followers on his Twitter account.