June 24, 1987
Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
34 Years Old
|Other Name||Lionel Andrés Messi|
Lionel Messi is an Argentine footballer and captain of the Argentina national team. He plays as the attacking mid for prominent club Paris Saint-Germain and wears number 30. Messi is often considered the best player in the world. He has won six Ballon d’Or awards and six European Golden Shoes. Messi’s name was the Ballon d’Or Dream Team in 2020.
At the age of 17, Messi made his competitive debut for Spanish club Barcelona in October 2004. He established himself as an unresistable player and with his first unstoppable season in 2008–09, Barcelona achieved the first treble in Spanish football. And Messi won his first Ballon d’Or at the age of 22. Messi spent his almost professional career with Barcelona before leaving the club in 2021. where he played and won 35 trophies including ten La Liga, seven Copa del Rey, and four UEFA Champions Leagues.
Messi set the La Liga and European records for most goals scored in the 2011–12 season and made him Barcelona’s all-time top scorer. In the next following seasons till 2019, he won sixth Ballon d’Or with the Spanish club Barcelona. In both his country and club, Messi is the highest leading goalscorer all-time. He won the Golden Ball in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and won the Golden Ball in the 2015 and 2016 Copa América. Argentina won the Copa América with Lionel Messi in 2021 against Brazil.
Messi was born in Rosario, Santa Fe. His father Jorge Messi was a steel factory manager and his mother Celia Cuccittini worked in a magnet manufacturing workshop. Messi grew up with his older brothers, Rodrigo and Matías, and his cousins, Maximiliano and Emanuel Biancucchi, both of them were professional footballers. Messi has been in a relationship with Antonela Roccuzzo since 2008. After one year later, they published their conjugal life in an interview in January 2009. They have three sons: Thiago Messi, Mateo Messi, and Ciro Messi.
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