Lionel Messi Biography
|Full Name||Lionel Andrés Messi|
|Nickname(s)||Leo, Atomic Flea, La Pulga, La Pulga Atomica, Messidona|
|Profession||Argentine Professional Footballer|
Much like many other people to figure out their talents was extremely hard, Lionel Messi found it easy, since his passion to sports has been clear from his childhood.Lionel Messi Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Children, Affairs, Biography
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 170 cm
meters– 1.70 m
feet inches– 5’ 7”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 65 kg
in pounds– 143 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||– Chest: 40 inches
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 12 inches
|Debut||International– On 17 August 2005, for Argentina against Hungary
Club– On 16 October 2004, for FC Barcelona against Espanyol
|Jersey Number||#10 (FC Barcelona)
|Coach/Mentor||Salvador Aparicio, Frank Rijkaard, Pep Guardiola|
|Date of Birth||24 June 1987|
|Age (as in 2018)||31 Years|
|Birthplace||Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Cancer|
|Hometown||Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina|
|School||Did Not Attend|
|College/University||Did Not Attend|
|Address||Messi lives in a small area called Bellamar, a prestigious and expensive suburb of Castelldefels, Barcelona|
|Hobbies||Playing Video Games, Listening to Music|
|Controversies||• In 2013, he was investigated for his suspected tax evasion.
• In 2016, his name appeared in the Panama Papers Data Leak.
Girls, Affairs & More
Model, Argentinian Model and Dietician (2007-2017)
|Marriage Date||June 30, 2017|
|Wife/Spouse||Antonella Roccuzzo, Model, Argentinian Model and Dietician
Sons– Thiago Messi (Born; 2 November 2012),
Mateo (Born; 2015), Ciro (Born; 2018)
|Parents||Father– Jorge Horácio Messi
Mother– Celia María Cuccittini
|Siblings||Brothers– Matias Messi, Rodrigo Messi
Sister– Maria Sol Messi
|Favourite Footballer||Pablo Aimar|
|Favourite Food(s)||Salad, Escalope Milanese|
|Favourite Book||El Martin Fierro by Jorge Luis Borges|
|Favourite Film||Baby’s Day Out|
|Cars Collection||Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti Spider, Ferrari F430 Spider, Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale, Audi Q7, Audi R8, Audi R8 GT, Mini Cooper S Cabriolet, Dodge Charger SRT8, Range Rover Velar, Toyota Prius|
|Salary (approx.)||$80 million (as in 2018)|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$835 million (his buyout clause with FC Barcelona that commits him to Camp Nou through the 2020-21 season)|
Lionel Messi Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Children, Affairs, Biography
Lionel Messi Childhood and Early Life
Lionel Andrés Messi born 24 June 1987 is an Argentine professional footballer. With his extremely zealous behaviour for football that has been came from his maternal grandmother, as it was she who accompanied him for training and matches from his childhood.
He was so pompous by her death that he always celebrated his goals by looking up and pointing to the sky in tribute for her.
Messi’s childhood struggle:
At the age of 4, he joined a local club Grandoli where he was trained by his coached father. At the age of 6 he joined the Rosario club in which he scored almost 500 goals as a member of “The Machine of ’87”,where crowds of the stadium had always been entertained by his ball tricks performance.
But soon the dreams to becoming a professional player started fading when he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency. In age of 13 years, due to physical limitations and financial restrictions he drive to Spain to join FC Barcelona, who agreed to pay for his medical treatment.
His initial stage in Spain was quite hard since due to transfer conflict as a foreigner and also through homesickness after his mother moved with his brother and sister and he have to stay with his father in Barcelona.
At the age of 13, he first signed for FC Barcelona and played for them. On May 1, 2005 he framed himself in the record book as a youngest player in the age of 16 to ever score a goal for the franchise and on the same year gave title of under-20 World Cup to Argentina.
Ultimately, Messi’s short height (5 feet,7 inches), help him to gave the attacking style with his speed that help to win the major title for Argentina’s national team. At age 16, 2003, he made his first team debut where he came in the 75th minute during a friendly against José Mourinho‘s Porto.
His first training session with the senior squad, Barça’s new star player, Ronaldinho, that soon befriended with Messi, whom he called “little brother”, which greatly eased his transition into the first team where he believed him that he would become an even better player than himself.
On 2005, Lionel Messi step in his first International debut against Hungary, where he only spent 47 second as he was shown red card. In 2009 it was a successful year for Messi as he not only help his team to win La Liga, but help to achieve Copa del Rey, and finally the Champions League.
Barcelona with three victories in a single year became the first ever Spanish club to win the treble where Messi completed the season with an overall 38 goals and 18 assists record.
After that there is no one to stop to achieve the smallest boy for his biggest dreams. In 2010 the “Spanish Super Cup championships” and in next year “11 Champions League title” with that in 2012 he became “the second highest goal scorer” with 194 goals in all official competitions and in January 2013 he was named the “FIFA Ballon d’Or winner” for the fourth time.
No one could have predicted that after 17 years and 114 days the Argentinian footballer, Lionel Messi, would be playing for his national team and FC Barcelona with non-stop faith and with so much dedication,
He announced his retirement from international Football on 26 June, 2016 after missed a penalty in the final shootout in the Copa America Final and Argentina lost to Chile.
But, Later he reverse his decision of retirement and led his country to qualify 2018 FIFA World Cup and last but not the least he recent awarded the Forward of the Season award for the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League campaign.
Lionel Messi pushed over his boundaries to go from being the “smallest player from all other teammates on the pitch” to one of the worldwide recognition as one of the top goal scorers in the world” with five Golden Balls and three European Golden Shoes.
Lionel Messi Personal Life
On June 30,2017,Messi married her childhood friend Antonella Roccuzzo whom he know from the age of 5. They gave birth to their first son Thiago in 2012, their second Mateo in 2015 and last Ciro in 2018.
He has been always involved with charitable activities throughout his carrer and appoint a UNICEF Ambassador in March, 2010.He also have his own charitable organization “Leo Messi Foundation” which supports education,health and sports for children.