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Who is Lionel Messi?

Lionel Andres Messi also known as Leo Messi, is an Argentina professional footballer who plays as an attacker for one of the biggest club French League One club Paris Saint-Germain, popularly known as PSG.

Early Life

Messi was born on 24th June 1987 at Rosario, Santa Fe in Argentina. As a young boy, Messi always joined his two older brothers when they wanted to play soccer with their friends unintimidated by the bigger boys.

He was recruited to join the youth system of Newell’s Old Boys which is a Rosario based club. Recognizably smaller than most of the kids in his age group, Messi was eventually diagnosed by doctors as suffering from a hormone deficiency that restricted his growth.

Messi’s parents, Jorge and Cecilia decided on a regimen of nightly growth-hormone injections for their son, though it soon proved impossible to pay several hundred dollars per month for their medication.

What is Lionel Messi’s net worth?
NameLionel Messi
Age35
DOB24 June, 1987
GenderMale
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Country of OriginArgentina
ProfessionProfessional footballer
Net Worth:$600 Million
Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi Career Life

At the age of 13, Messi was offered the chance to train at soccer powerhouse FC Barcelona’s youth academy, La Masia and had his medical bills catered for by his team, Messi’s family picked up and moved across the Atlantic to make a new home in Spain. Although he was often homesick in his new country, Messi moved quickly through the junior system ranks.

Ultimately, Messi’s short stature (5 feet, 7 inches) combined with his speed and relentless style of attacking is similar to another famous Argentina footballer Diego Maradona. Messi also plays for his country Argentina national team.

At the age of 16, Messi had his first appearance for the FC Barcelona, which made him in the record books on May 1, 2005 as the youngest player to ever score a goal for the franchise. That same year it led Argentina to the title in the under 20 World Cup scoring on a pair of penalty kicks to propel the team over Nigeria.

The Argentina Star brought his ex-club Barcelona to a wealth of success especially in the year 2009 when they captured the Champions league, La Liga and Spanish Super Cup titles. That same year after two consecutive runner-up finishes, he took home his first FIFA “World Player of the Year” honor/ Ballon d’Or award.

Even the great Maradona gushed about his fellow countryman. I see him as very similar to me,” the retired player told the BBC. He’s a leader and is offering lessons in beautiful football. HE has something different to any other player in the world.

Amazingly, the diminutive soccer wizard continued to improve, discovering new ways to elude defenders while leading Barcelona to La Liga and Spanish Super club championship in 2010 and 2011 as well as the ’11 Champions League title.

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Messi embarked on all-out assault on the record books in 2012. He became the all –out assault on the record books in 2012. He became the first player to score five goals in a Champions League match in early March and a few weeks later he surpassed Cesar Rodriguez’s club-record 232 goals to become Barcelona all-time leading soccer.

By the end of 2012, Messi had accumulated an astounding 91 goals in club and international play, eclipsing the 85 netted in a single year by Gerd Muller in 1972. Fittingly, he broke one more record when he was named the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the fourth time in January 2013.

Messi led team Argentina to the finals of the 2014 world Cup , although his team lost to Germany, he was named best player of the tournament. He ‘s literally referred to as the best footballer in the game currently having a competitor known as ‘Ronaldo’.

He has received endorsement from Adidas, Pepsi, EA Sports and Turkish Airways and many other more companies. Messi joined PSG as a free agent on August 10th 2021 after Barcelona announced that they were unable to register the six-time Ballon d’Or winner’s contract because of financial constraints.

He signed a two-year contract with the Ligue 1 side, with the option of extending for a further year and will be paid €30-35 million which equals $35-41 million net a year. He has appeared in 34 games for PSG in the 2021-22 season, including 26 Ligue games, seven Champions League games, and one Coupe de France match. He has been able to score 11 goals and added 14 assists in those 34 games.

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

Highlights

Here are some of the best highlights of Lionel Messi’s career:

  • IFFHS World’s Best Top Division Scorer (2012, 2013, 2017)
  • FIFA Club World Cup (Golden Boot) (2011)
  • Copa América Best Goal (2007)
  • Guinness World Record: Top goalscorer for club and country in a calendar year (91 goals in 2012)

Relationship, Marriage and Family

Messi’s wife Antonela Roccuzo and Messi met when they were kids, thanks to Lucas Scaglia. Lucas and Lionel were players at Newell’s Old Boys, the children’s played together and became very close friends.

Lucas was Antonela’s cousin and one summer he invited Messi to spend vacation with his family thereby making Messi close to the pretty Antonela. Messi and Antonela got married on the 30th of June, 2017 and their marriage has been blessed with 3 kids.

Lionel Messi worth

Lionel Messi’s net worth is estimated to be $600 Million.

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