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 Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain, 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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