Argentine professional footballer Lionel Messi was born as Lionel Andrés Messi in Rosario, Santa Fé, Argentina, where his mother (Celia Maria) was employed as a part-time cleaner and his father (Jorge Horacio Messi) was a factory steel worker. Messi plays as a forward for Argentina national team and the Spanish club FC Barcelona, and is considered one of the world’s greatest footballer. He is the only player to win five FIFA Ballons d’Or. He has three siblings, a sister, Maria Sol, and two elder brothers Rodrigo and Matias. He married Antonella Roccuzzo in 2017. They have two sons: Thiago and Mateo.
Lionel Messi Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 24 June 1987
Birth Place: Rosario, Santa Fé, Argentina
Birth Name: Lionel Andrés Messi
Nickname: La Pulga
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Occupation: Football Player
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic (Italian Argentine)
Religion: Roman Catholic
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Lionel Messi Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 150 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 68 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 6½”
Height in Meters: 1.69 m
Body Build/Type: Athletic
Shoe Size: 10 (US)
Lionel Messi Family Details:
Father: Jorge Horacio Messi (Factory steel worker)
Mother: Celia Maria Cuccittini (Part-time cleaner)
Spouse: Antonella Roccuzzo (m. 2017)
Children: Thiago Messi (Son) (born 2012), Mateo Messi (Son) (born 2015)
Siblings: Rodrigo (Older Brother), Matías (Older Brother), María Sol (Sister)
Partner: Antonella Roccuzzo (2008)
Lionel Messi Education:
Lionel Messi Favorite Things:
Dish: Escalope Milanese
Writer: Jorge Borges
Music genre: Samba
Movie: Baby’s Day Out
TV series: Primicias
Lionel Messi Facts:
*He started playing football for a local club, Grandoli at age 5.
*He began his professional soccer career at the age of 17.
*He is the second Argentine to win a Ballon d’Or. The first being Alfredo Di Stéfano.
*At 22 years old, he won the Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year.
*He is the only footballer in history to win the FIFA Ballon d’Or four times, all of which he won consecutively. (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
*He became the first player in Champions League history to score five goals in a single match. (2012)
*At 25, he became the youngest player to score 200 La Liga goals.
*Soccer great Diego Maradona has declared Messi as his successor.
*He 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.
*His first contract with Barcelona was detailed on a napkin.
*He got red card during his international debut.
*Japanese jeweler created gold replica of his left foot.
*He is often compared to Maradonna in terms of his style of play.
*One of his favorite fellow football players is Argentinian Pablo Aimar.
*He met Antonella when he was only 5 years old.
*He enjoys playing video games.
*He admits that his favorite thing in life is sleeping.
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