A lot of people know this player but many don’t have enough information about the biography of Lionel Messi. In this article, I will cover some basic information about the player and more about his profession.
Lionel Messi’s date of birth.
He was born on June 24, 1987, in Argentina in a place called Rosalia. When he was a little boy, Lionel Messi enjoyed hanging with his two brothers who loved football.
When he was eight years old, he was selected to play for the Youth system of Newell’s old boys. This was a local football club in Rosaria. He was the smallest football player at that time and his body was not developing. Lionel Messi was taken for a medical check-up trying to find the reason why his body was not developing.
Lionel Messi’s illness
After some lab check-ups, Lionel Messi was found with hormone deficiency. This is what caused his body not to develop. His parent Jorge and Cecilia decided to take Lionel Messi’s medication to the next level. They both agreed that their child be injected with a regimen of night growth hormone. The problem was that they didn’t have enough money for the medication which was very costly. The medication was supposed to take place every month.
At the age of 13, Messi Joined Fc Barcelona’s youth academy who promised to cater for his medication. His family had no otherwise rather than moving out of the Atlantic to Spain
Lionel Messi soccer journey
Lionel Messi is a player of PSG though sometimes years back he was Barcelona’s player while his national team is Argentina. He is listed as one of the players who has scored lots of goals in the history of football.
He has won a lot of awards in his football career and he is well known in the whole world as one of the best players. When he was 13 years old, Messi travelled from Argentina to Spain after Barcelona agreed to cater for his medical bills.
Lionel Messi in Barcelona
That is when his name went viral and became famous as the best footballer in the whole world. Lionel Messi assisted his team to win several international leagues. In the year 2020, Lionel Messi was awarded as the footballer who scored a lot of goals in the world. In 2019 he won Europe’s ballon d’ which is awarded to a player for win six times consecutively.
Most people compare Lionel Messi with Diego Maradona from Argentina. Both players are shot with a height of 5 inches. Lionel Messi has been playing for Barcelona and his national team Argentina. At the moment he is playing for PSG after signing a transfer deal with the team.
Messi signed with Barcelona when he was only 13 years old. The first time he played for Barcelona he was 16 years old. This listed him to the World Guinness recorded as the youngest player in the world in the history of soccer. In 2005, Lionel Messi helped his Under 20 National team to win the World cup. He is the one who scored both goals through penalty.
Lionel Messi achievements
In 2009, Lionel Messi and his team Barcelona won 3 leagues which includes Championship league and Spanish super cup titles. The same year, Lionel Messi won the FIFA world player of the year honour/Ballon d’Or award.
Maradona who was already famous at that time congratulated Lionel Messi terming him as a good football teacher. Lionel Messi purged other players to learn from him since his talent was very unique.
Every day, Lionel Messi is becoming more and more experienced. His team Barcelona won again in 2010 both La Liga and Spanish super cup championships.
In 2012 he set a record of scoring 5 goals in one match. He later broke the record of scoring 232 goals which was earlier set by surpassed Cesar before. Up to now, Messi is the player who has scored many goals.
Lionel Messi wife
On June 30 2017, Messi married his long time girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo who is a friend to Lucas scaglia. Messi and Roccuzzo have three kids. The kids are; Thiago who was born in November 2012, Mateo, born in September 2015 and Ciro the last one born in March 2018.
Messi and Roccuzzo have been friends since they were 5 years. They both come from Rosaria in Argentina.
Their wedding ceremony was very special and it was named as clarín newspaper as ” wedding of the century”. It was held at one of the biggest hotels with only invite guests. Shakira one of the biggest female artist in Colombia was also invited.
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