Lionel Messi Biography, Facts & Life Story

Lionel Messi Argentine Soccer Player

Quick Facts

Known ForSoccer Player

Nickname:La Pulga

Full Name:Lionel Andrés Messi

Profession:Soccer Player

Nationality:Argentine

Age (as of 2019):32 years old

Date of Birth:June 24, 1987

Birthplace:Rosario, Argentina

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 7 inches (1.69 m )

Weight:68 kg (160 lbs)

Chest:40 inches

Waist:32 inches

Biceps:12 inches

Hair Color:Dark Brown

Eye Color:Dark Brown

Celebrity Favorites

Hobbies:Playing football, Watching Movies, Video games Watching TV series Swimming

Favorite Male Singer:Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Singer:Adele

Favorite Food:Escalope Milanese, Salad

Favorite Color:Red


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.

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.

Lionel Messi Education

School: Las Heras for elementary school

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Lionel Messi Career

Profession: Soccer Player

Known For: Soccer Player

Salary: EUR 40 million

Net Worth: $400 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Jorge Messi

Mother: Celia María Cuccittini

Brother(s): Rodrigo Messi,Matias Messi

Sister(s): Maria Sol Messi

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Antonella Roccuzzo (2007-Present)

Children: 3

Son(s): Thiago Messi Roccuzzo,Mateo Messi Roccuzzo,Ciro Messi Roccuzzo

Ex Girlfriends:

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


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