Messi was born on June 24, 1987, in Rosario, Argentina. His father was his first coach and had Lionel train with older players from a young age. Lionel’s remarkable vision and ball control were apparent from a very young age, even as a toddler.
Lionel eventually joined his first club, Newell’s Old Boys, in 1995. Lionel’s phenomenal skills were apparent when Messi was barely a teenager. He also joined Argentina’s U-17 team in 1999. Lionel’s career advanced quickly, and he made his senior debut with the FC Barcelona senior side when Lionel was just 16 years old.
There is no debate that Lionel Messi is one of the greatest football players of all time. He has redefined what it means to be a world-class player, and his skills on the field are unrivaled.
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With Seven Ballon d’Or awards, four Champions League titles, and dozens of other accolades, Messi has cemented his legacy as one of the best ever. But what makes him so special? What sets him apart from other greats like Cristiano Ronaldo and Pelé? Let’s take a closer look at the magic of Messi.
|Full name||Lionel Andrés Messi|
|Date of birth||24 June 1987|
|Place of birth||Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Current team||Paris Saint-Germain|
Lionel Messi’s net worth has been estimated to be $180 million at the time of writing, and Lionel is currently earning $80 million in salary alone. Lionel Messi has an endorsements of $50 million, and Lionel’s sponsors also include Adidas, Turkish Airlines, PepsiCo, Gillette, Hard Rock Cafe Inc., Jacob & Co, Ooredoo, and more.
Wife & Children
Lionel Messi is married to Antonella Roccuzzo and the couple has three children Thiago, Ciro, and Mateo.
Ballon d’Or/FIFA Ballon d’Or: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021
FIFA World Player of the Year: 2009
The Best FIFA Men’s Player: 2019
European Golden Shoe: 2009/10, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19
FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: 2014
La Liga Best Player: 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2014/15
Argentine Footballer of the Year: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: 2020
Full list of career Achievements