Lionel Messi: The Magical Footballer, His Age, Bio, Career, Net Worth & Relationship

An Argentine professional footballer, Lionel Andres Messi, commonly called Lionel Messi or Leo Messi, has played for Argentina’s national team and FC Barcelona, a Spanish club as a forward and also captains the Argentina National Team. Currently, he is playing for the PSG- Paris Saint Germain. 

Lionel Messi’s Bio And Wiki

Lionel Messi is an Argentine national. Lionel played for FC Barcelona for almost 20 years and let the team win many awards and trophies. He is the Greatest Of All Time(GOAT) player of football. He is also known by some of his nicknames as Leo, La Pulga, Atomic Flea, Messidona. 

Lionel Messi’s  Age, Height, And weight

June 24, 1987, is the date of birth of football GOAT, Messi. Everyone’s favorite Messi is 35 years old, according to 2022. He is a tall and tough guy with a height of 170cms (1.70m), and 5’7”. We did not know about the exact body weight of Lionel Messi from any official source, so we cannot say anything about his body weight. 

Lionel Messi’s Early Life And Educational Details

Lionel Messi was born in Argentina’s Santa Fe Rosario. Messi’s father is a worker at a steel factory whose name is Jorge Horacio Messi and his mother is Celia Maria Cuccittini who is a housewife.

Messi has 2 elder brothers namely Rodrigo Messi(business manager of Messi’s business) and Matias Messi(Messi’s professional brands manager) and he has a younger sister named Maria Sol Messi, she is a social media sensation. Messi had lived a prosperous life with his parents and siblings. 

He did not attend any school or any university. 

He has been interested in football from his early childhood. At the age of 8 years, he started to play football with the Newell’s Old Boys club of Argentina. 

When he was 10 years old, he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency, which became the reason for his elimination from Newell’s “Machine 87” team. But because of his playing style he was scouted by the Spanish club FC Barcelona, the club has undergone Messi’s complete treatment and after the completion of the treatment, Messi entered Barcelona’s youth club team and started playing for it at just the age of 14. 

Lionel Messi’s Career Details 

Messi’s Debut 

As Messi was already part of FC Barcelona’s youth team, his excellence and brilliance were not hidden from any of the team members of FC Barcelona. His visible shine in the field of football has urged the senior players and even their manager Frank Rijkaard to sign Messi to their team. 

On 16 October 2004, in the 2004-05 season, he moved to his first team and debuted against Barca’s city rivals Espanyol. At that time, he was just 17 years old and gained the title of the youngest player in history to play the official match. 

Messi scored his 1st goal against the Albacete, and became the youngest ever Liga scorer on 1st may 2005 of Barcelona club. 

Messi’s early club career

The match of 2007 had overshadowed the real Messi. His goal against Getafe has highlighted the memories of Maradona’s gameplay. This point is the growth of Messi’s presence in FC Barcelona and he has given the jersey 10 of the great player Ronaldinho. 

With Barca, Messi won 7 league titles and in 2008-09 he scored 38 goals in all competitions. 

Messi’s early Argentina career

On 17th Aug 2005, he debuted in the Argentina National Team against Hungary but was sent off just in 2 minutes because of elbowing his opponent. 

In the 2006 world cup in Germany, Messi was featured but the coach Jose Pokerman was not confident in him, which is why he only played one game. 

Messi’s life’s turning point 

In 2007, while playing for FC Barcelona, he scored a hat-trick and ended by drawing the match from losing. The opponent team was Real Madrid. 

Records made by Lionel Messi

There is an ocean of records, made by Messi but here we’ll tell you the main and most popular records made by him.

  • UEFA Best player in Europe 3 times- 2009, 2011, 2013.
  • La Liga best player award 3 times- 2009, 2013, 2015. 
  • Single player to win more than once the title of, Golden Ball Award of the FIFA Club World Cup
  • Most Hat-tricks scored in a season of La Liga- 8 in 2011-2012, shared with Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • The top goal scorer of Argentina of all time.
  • In Liga, in 2013, after scoring 200 goals, he became the youngest player to achieve it. 
  • On 1st June 2022, Cristiano Ronaldo’s haul of international trophies was equaled by Messi after taking Argentina to victory in Finalissima against Italy(the recent one).

Awards 

  • 2009, FIFA world player of the year.
  • 2009, 2011, 2014, golden ball, FIFA world cup.
  • 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2019, FIFA Ballon D’or
  • 2011, 2015, player of the year award in UEFA men’s 

And many more.

Lionel Messi’s Wife/Partner

Messi dated Antonella Roccuzzo for almost ten years(2007-2010). Antonella Roccuzzo is a model and dentist by profession. Messi tied the knot with her on 30 June 2017. They have 3 children together namely, Mateo Messi Roccuzzo, Tiago Messi Roccuzzo, and Ciro Messi Roccuzzo. 

Net worth Of Lionel Messi

The net worth of Lionel Messi is almost $600 million, according to 2022 records. 

Messi’s Social Media Handles

Messi is active on social media platforms. He has a total of 364 million followers on Instagram(the most followed person on Instagram), 106 million Facebook followers, and 3.1 million followers on Twitter. Although the Twitter account was not of his own but handled by his team.

Current News And Controversy Regarding Lionel Messi

  • The sensational GOAT free-kick by Messi in PSG’s 2-1 win against Nice at Parc Des Princes impressed Christopher Galtier, the PSG boss. However, the question is, if he was able to impressFrenchman or not?
  • Amid Messi’s links with Barcelona, he edges towards building a decision over PSG’s future. 
  • Pep Guardiola, the boss of Manchester city, outlines the contrasts between Erling Haaland and Lionel Messi. 

FAQs

Who is Lionel Messi?

He is one of the most successful and loved football players in Argentina.

What is the age of Messi?

35 Years.

How many trophies did Messi win in his career till now?

A total of 40 trophies have been won by the international GOAT.

How many children does Messi have?

3

Which team is he currently playing for?

Paris Saint Germain or PSG.

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