Lionel Messi – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Lionel Messi Argentine Soccer Player


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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5 feet 6 inches (1.69 m)
Weight 73 kg (160 lbs)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Nickname La Pulga
Gender Male
Age 36 years old (in 2024)
Date of Birth June 24, 1987
Full Name Lionel Andrés Messi
Profession Soccer Player
Nationality Argentine
Birthplace Rosario, Argentina
Religion Catholic
Published on January 23, 2019 on 01:42 PM
Zodiac Sign Cancer

Lionel Messi Cuccittini is a famous Argentine footballer. He was born on 24th June 1987 in Rosario, Argentina to Jorge Lorenzo Márquez Pedrosa. Lionel plays for Argentina national team and Barcelona as a forward. He also own Spanish nationality, meaning he can also play for Spanish football team. He is massively recognized by many critics and experts as the leading football player of the era. Lionel Messi has five Ballon d’Or awards and also awarded with FIFA World Player of the year 2009.

Lionel Messi started football at a very young age and his talent was rapidly observed by Barcelona. He left Old Newell’s Boys’ youth team in the year 2000 and settled with his family in Europe to play for Barcelona. They afterward moved towards Spain as Barcelona provided treatment for his growth hormonal insufficiency.

Lionel Messi started in 2004–2005 season, and scored his very first goal on 1st May 2005 counter to Albacete from a contribution by Ronaldinho. Lionel first good season was in 2006–2007 season; he finally turned into a first team regular, by way of three consecutive scores in El Clásico. Lionel Messi scored 14 goals in 26 games. Messi’s most prosperous season was 2008–2009. Wherein, he scored 38 goals. In 2009–2010, he scored 47 goals in all league games.

In 2005, Lionel Messi decided to play for his native country, Argentina. He headed the team in final game of 2005 U-20 World Cup counter to Nigeria, which ended in 2–1 Argentine success. Along with gold medal, Messi was honored with Golden Shoe for maximum goals scored, as well as Golden Ball for best player.

On 26th June, Argentina another time lost to Chile on penalties in Copa América Centenario after a tie for 0–0. In shootout, Lionel Messi missed his penalty. That was Messi’s 3rd consecutive defeat in an important final tournament with Argentina. A day after his match, Messi declared his retirement from international football.

Why Messi Never Won a World Cup?

Lionel Messi has not won a World Cup with the Argentina national team. There are a few reasons for this.

First, Argentina has not had a particularly strong team in recent World Cups. While the team has made it to the final on three occasions (1978, 1986, and 2014), they have not been able to win the tournament. In addition, Argentina has not always performed well in World Cup qualifying, and they have missed out on the tournament a few times in recent decades.

Second, Argentina has often had to rely heavily on Messi to produce goals and create scoring opportunities. While Messi has consistently performed at a high level for his club team, Barcelona, he has not always been able to replicate that level of performance for the national team.

But in the World Cup of 2022 held in Qatar, Messi won World Cup for his country Argentina.

Notable Records Held by Messi

  1. Most goals in a calendar year: In 2012, Messi scored 91 goals in 69 games, breaking the previous record of 85 goals set by Gerd Muller in 1972.
  2. Most goals scored in a single season in Europe’s top five leagues: In the 2011-2012 season, Messi scored 73 goals in all competitions for Barcelona, breaking the previous record of 67 goals set by Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2013-2014 season.
  3. Most goals scored in a single Champions League season: In the 2011-2012 season, Messi scored 14 goals in the Champions League, breaking the previous record of 12 goals set by Ruud van Nistelrooy in the 2002-2003 season.
  4. Most goals scored in a single La Liga season: In the 2011-2012 season, Messi scored 50 goals in La Liga, breaking the previous record of 38 goals set by Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2010-2011 season.
  5. Most Ballon d’Or awards: Messi has won the Ballon d’Or award a record six times, which is given annually to the best male soccer player in the world. He has also been nominated for the award a record 11 times.

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Lionel Messi Education

School: Las Heras for elementary school

Lionel Messi Career

Profession: Soccer Player

Known For: Soccer Player

Net Worth: $400 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Jorge Messi

Mother: Celia María Cuccittini

Brother: Rodrigo Messi,Matias Messi

Sister: Maria Sol Messi

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Antonella Roccuzzo (2007-Present)

No. of Children: 3

Son: Thiago Messi Roccuzzo,Mateo Messi Roccuzzo,Ciro Messi Roccuzzo

Past Relationships:

  • Macarena Lemos (2006-2008)
  • Luciana Salazar (2008)
  • Anna Weber (2011)

Facts You Never Knew About Lionel Messi

  • Lionel Messi shared his place of birth with Argentinean rebellious Che Guevera.
  • Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormonal inefficiency which was preventing his average growth rate at age of 11. His parents were unable to afford his treatment, which was more than $900 for a month.
  • Lionel Messi made his league debut beside RCD Espanyol when he was 17 years old; he became the 3rd youngest player to play for Barcelona. At that point, Messi was also the youngest person to score for Barcelona.
  • Between his endorsements and contract, he makes approximately $ for each day.
  • Messi was the first Argentine player to be titled FIFA World Player of the Year.
  • Lionel Messi is the first player in the history to win 4 Ballons d’Ors awards, which he won sequentially; He is the first player to win 3 European Golden Shoe awards.
  • Messi’s international debut continued only for 47 seconds. He received a red card while coming on as a replacement.
  • Lionel Messi was offered a place in Spanish national team but he did not accept this offer.

FAQs

Who is Lionel Messi?

Lionel Messi is an Argentine soccer player, born on 24 June, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina.

How old is Lionel Messi?

Lionel Messi is 36 years old as of May 2024.

How tall is Lionel Messi?

Lionel Messi is 5 feet 6 inches (1.69 m).

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