Leonel Messi

Player
Argentina
Gemini

Leonel Messi Bio

Who is Leonel Messi

Leonel Messi is a professional football player who plays for Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national football team. He is one of the greatest football player in history. He also became the all-time top scorer in La Liga.

Early Life (Childhood)

He was born to Jorge Horácio Messi and Celia María Cuccittini. His father worked as a factory steel worker while her mother was a part-time cleaner. He have two older brother named Rodrigo and Matías and a sister named María Sol.

Interesting Facts

He started playing football at the age of five. His zodiac sign is Cancer. His net worth is estimated to be $180 million. His salary is 20 million EUR. Since his childhood days he was not healthy like other boys.

Personal Life

In 2007 he started dating Antonella Roccuzzo. The couple together is blessed with a son named Thiago. He have tattooed his son's name and handprints in his left calf. He is one man person as he is not linked with any other woman.

Achievement

He have long list of achievements. He first won Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year in 2009 and in 2010, 2011, 2012 respectively. In 2014 he won FIFA World Cup Golden Ball. He won European Golden Shoe in 2010, 2012 and 2013.

Rumor

He was once rumored to leave Barcelona and play for Manchester City or PSG.

Messi is not a strange name for us. In addition, we can say Messi is a synonym of football. Lionel Messi (Cancer) was born on 24 June, 1987 as Luis Lionel Andres Messi, in the city of Rosario, Argentina. His dad is Jorge Horácio Messi and mom is Celia María Cuccittini. Messi started is football career at the age of 5, engaged in a club named “Grandoli” which was coached by his father. Being extraordinary in football since childhood he got a chance to be trained at youth academy of Barcelona when he was 13. Then he began to show his marvellous performance and became star in short period of time. 

Messi played the first match from senior side of Barcelona on 16 October, 2004 and made his first debut in Germany World Cup 2006. Then Diego Maradona had quoted, “Messi is another side of me”. Messi scored 253 goals in 288 matches and is the top scorer of Barcelona. He is the first four times “FIFA Player of the Year” winner. Physically, he is just 5’7” but when he controls the ball, it’s a tough task for his opponents to seize the ball, no matter how tall they are.

Messi had relationship with Macarena Lemos, a model from Rosario since 2006. There’s a rumour that he briefly dated Luciana Salazar Ortega too but as it didn’t last for long, people say it’s just a rumour. Messi started dating with Antonella Roccuzzo since 2007 and now they have a cute son named Thiago.