Lionel Messi Biography & Wiki, Weight, Height, Age, Birth date
Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi (Spanish pronunciation: [ljoˈnel anˈdɾes ˈmesi] ( listen); born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Often considered the best player in the world and regarded by many as the greatest of all time, Messi is the only player in history to win five FIFA Ballon d’Or awards, four of which he won consecutively, and a record-tying four European Golden Shoes. He has won 29 trophies with Barcelona, including eight La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles, and five Copas del Rey. Both a prolific goalscorer and a creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most official goals scored in La Liga (354), a La Liga season (50) and a club football season in Europe (73), a calendar year (91), as well as those for most assists made in La Liga (137) and the Copa América (11). He has scored over 500 senior career goals for club and country.
Born and raised in central Argentina, Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency as a child. At age 13, he relocated to Spain to join Barcelona, who agreed to pay for his medical treatment. After a fast progression through Barcelona’s youth academy, Messi made his competitive debut aged 17 in October 2004. Despite being injury-prone during his early career, he established himself as an integral player for the club within the next three years, finishing 2007 as a finalist for both the Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year award, a feat he repeated the following year. His first uninterrupted campaign came in the 2008–09 season, during which he helped Barcelona achieve the first treble in Spanish football. At 22 years old, Messi won the Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year award by record voting margins.
Three successful seasons followed, with Messi winning three consecutive FIFA Ballons d’Or, including an unprecedented fourth. His personal best campaign statistically to date was the 2011–12 season, in which he set the La Liga and European records for most goals scored in a single season, while establishing himself as Barcelona’s all-time top scorer in official competitions in March 2012. He again struggled with injury during the following two seasons, twice finishing second for the Ballon d’Or behind Cristiano Ronaldo, his perceived career rival. Messi regained his best form during the 2014–15 campaign, breaking the all-time goalscoring records in both La Liga and the Champions League in November 2014, and led Barcelona to a historic second treble.
An Argentine international, Messi is his country’s all-time leading goalscorer. At youth level, he won the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, finishing the tournament with both the Golden Ball and Golden Shoe, and an Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. His style of play as a diminutive, left-footed dribbler drew comparisons with compatriot Diego Maradona, who declared the teenager his successor. After making his senior debut in August 2005, Messi became the youngest Argentine to play and score in a FIFA World Cup during the 2006 edition, and reached the final of the 2007 Copa América, where he was named young player of the tournament. As the squad’s captain from August 2011, he led Argentina to three consecutive finals: the 2014 World Cup, for which he won the Golden Ball, and the 2015 and 2016 Copas América.
This Biography is about one of the best Footballer of the world Lionel Messi including his Height, weight, Age & Other Detail…
|Biography of Lionel Messi|
|Real Name||Lionel Andrés Messi|
|Nickname||Leo, Atomic Flea, La Pulga, La Pulga Atomica, Messidona|
|Profession||Argentine Professional Footballer|
|Physical Status & More of Lionel Messi|
|Height||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 67 kg
in Pounds- 148 lbs
|Body Measurements||– Chest: 40 Inches
– Waist: 32 Inches
– Biceps: 12 Inches
|Personal Life of Lionel Messi|
|Date of Birth||24 June 1987|
|Age ||29 Years|
|Birth Place||Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina|
|Hometown||Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina|
|Debut||4 August, 2004 against Hungary|
|Records (main ones)||• Youngest two-time and three-time FIFA Ballon d’Or winner (23 and 24 years old).
• Most UEFA Best Player in Europe awards (2009, 2011, 2015).
• Most La Liga Best Player awards, six times (2009-2013, 2015).
• Top goalscorer for country and club in a calendar year (91 goals in 2012)
• Top goalscorer in La Liga (312 goals).
• Top goalscorer in the FIFA Club World Cup (shared with Luis Suárez and César Delgado).
• Most hat-tricks scored in a La Liga season (8 in 2011-2012, shared with Cristiano Ronaldo).
• Only player to score consecutively against all opposition teams in La Liga (19 matches, 30 goals in 2012–13).
• Only player to have won FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball more than one.
• In 2013, became the youngest player to score 200 goals in La Liga.
• Only top-scorer in five UEFA Champions League seasons (2008–09 to 2011–12, 2014–15).
• Record of most hat-tricks in the UEFA Champions League, five times.
• Youngest player to make 100 appearances in the UEFA Champions League: 28 years, 84 days in 2015).
• All time top-goalscorer of Argentina.
|Career Turning Point||In 2007, he scored a hat-trick vs Real Madrid and ended the match with a draw while playing for Barcelona.|
|Family||Father- Jorge Horácio Messi
Mother- Celia María Cuccittini
Brothers- Matias Messi, Rodrigo Messi
Sister- Maria Sol Messi
|Hobbies||Workout, Video Game, Music|
|Controversies||• In 2013, he was investigated for his suspected tax evasion.
• In 2016, his name appeared in the Panama Papers Data Leak.
|Favorite Things Of Lionel Messi|
|Favorite Food||Salad, Escalope Milanese|
|Favorite Book||El Martin Fierro by Jorge Luis Borges|
|Favorite Movie||Baby’s Day Out|
|Favorite Footballer||Pablo Aimar|
|Girls , Affairs and More Of Lionel Messi|
|Affairs||Antonella Roccuzzo, Model (engaged since 2008-present)|
|Children||Son- Thiago Messi (Born November 2, 2012)|
|Style Of Lionel Messi|
|Bikes And Cars Collection||Ferrari F430 Spider, Maserati GranTurismo S, Dodge Charger SRT8, Audi Q7 , Audi R8 Spyder|
|Earning Money of Lionel Messi|
|Salary||$1 million/game (approximately)|
|Net Worth||$350 million|