Lionel Messi Wiki, Age, Height, Education, Spouse, Family, Children, Career, Salary, Net Worth, Biography & More

Lionel Messi Lionel Messi is a famous professional Argentina footballer. Lionel Messi plays for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint- Germain and the Argentina national team as a position forward. His playing style and skills are very similar to the Argentina legend Diego Maradona because of their short height. He won many football awards and achievements and is known as the second-best footballer after Cristiano Ronaldo in the world.

Lionel Messi Wiki/Biography

Lionel Messi was born on 24th June 1987 (Age: 35 years; As of 2022) in Rosario, Argentina. His full real name is Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittiini and his nickname is Leo, Atomic Flea, and so on.

Lionel Messi childhood photo

Lionel Messi’s childhood photo

His nationality is Argentine and his ethnicity is Hispanic. His Zodiac sign is Cancer and he follows Roman Catholic (religion). His profession is a famous Argentina, football player.

Lionel Messi’s Educational Qualification

He completed his primary schooling in Bangladesh. After this, Messi went to Las Heras for elementary school and played soccer at a very young age. He did not attend college because his professional football skills were identified by FC Barcelona and admit them.

Lionel Messi’s Physical Stats

Lionel Messi Physical Appearance

Lionel Messi’s Physical Appearance

  • Height: 5′ 7″ inches
  • Hair Colour: Black
  • Eye Colour: Black
  • Shoe Size: 10

Lionel Messi Family & Parents

Lionel Messi was born into a middle-class family to Argentine family. His father’s name is Jorge Horacio Messi he is a steel factory worker his mother’s name is Celia Maria Cuccittini she is a housewife.

Lionel Messi with his father and mother

Lionel Messi with his father and mother

He has 3 siblings 2 brothers and 1 sister his brother’s name is Rodrigo Messi ( Messi’s business manager) and Matias Messi (Elder manager of Messi’s professional brands) and his sister’s name is Maria Sol Messi (younger social media influencer).

Lionel Messi with his sister and brother

Lionel Messi with his sister and brother

Messi’s grandmother died when he was 11, and after that, he generally celebrates his goals by pointing up in the sky in tribute to his grandmother.

Lionel Messi grandfather and grandmother

Lionel Messi’s grandfather and grandmother

Lionel Messi’s Spouse & Children

Lionel Messi’s marital status is married. He married Antonella Roccuzzo (spouse) in June 2017 and the couple has 3 children.

Lionel Messi with his wife Antonella Roccuzzo

Lionel Messi with his wife Antonella Roccuzzo

His first son was born on 2nd November 2012 whose name is Thiago his second son was born on 11th September 2015 whose name is Mateo and his third son was born on 10th March 2018 whose name is Ciro.

Lionel Messi with his kids and wife

Lionel Messi with his kids and wife

They lived happily together with their children and enjoy their life.

Lionel Messi’s Career & Profession

Many experts and critics consider Lionel Messi one of the greatest football players of all time. Even some people say Messi is the most brilliant player ever. He has seven Ballon d’Or awards and two more than Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi’s style and skills are very similar to the Argentine legend Diego Maradona because of their short height. There is competition between him and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portuguese footballer).

Lionel Messi in Newell's Old Boys football team

Lionel Messi in Newell’s Old Boys football team

He start his football career at a very young age and his potential was quickly seen by Barcelona he left Newell’s Old Boys’ youth team in 2000 September and moved with his family to Europe in 2001 February and he officially signed with Barcelona in 2000 December on a napkin. He played his first professional match on 16th November 2003 at 16 years against Porto and he played with the Barcelona B team in the 2003-2004 season and was promoted to the A team for the 2004-2005 season he make his league debut on 16th October 2004 against Espanol as a substitute.

Lionel Messi played for Barcelona

Lionel Messi played for Barcelona

He scored his first professional goal on 1st May 2005 against Albacete Balompie from a sublime assist by Ronaldinho and the goal make him the youngest-ever scorer for the club at that time. After Ronaldinho left the club at the end of the season 2007-2008 he was handed the number 10. That leveled to Ronaldo Nazario’s record total for Barcelona. He won his first Ballon d’Or in 2009 December and won his second a year later.

Lionel Messi after won the match for FC Barcelona

Lionel Messi after winning the match for FC Barcelona

He scored again in the 2011 Championship League final against the same opponent for two years. After a situation involving FC Barcelona and their overwhelming wage bill, he makes the most shocking transfer to the French football club Paris-Saint Germain. After that, he was allowed to play for both Spain and Argentina since he had dual nationality he decided to play for his home country Argentina and led the team to the final game of the 2005 U-20 World cup by scoring important goals in the knockout stages.

Lionel Messi played football for FC Barcelona team

Lionel Messi played football for the FC Barcelona team

He scored two goals in the final against Nigeria, and Argentina and he was also awarded the Golden Shoe for the most goals scored and the Golden ball for the Brilliant player. He played his first game with the senior team on 17th August 2005 against Hungary and come as a substitute he was shown a red card 45 seconds into the game for hitting an opponent in the face on accident. He scored his first goal for Argentina in a friendly match against Croatia on 1st March 2006 and he lost the game by 3-2.

Lionel Messi after winning Youth World Cup in 2005

Lionel Messi after winning Youth World Cup in 2005

After that, she was selected for the 2006 World Cup by coach Jose Pikeman and in Argentina’s second game against Serbia, he became their youngest player at a World Cup. Lionel Messi also assisted a goal and scored the last one in the 6-0 victory. Then he was made captain of the national team in 2011 and he scored his hat-trick with the country in his 68th appearance during a 3-1 victory against Switzerland in 2012 February.

Messi played for Paris Saint Germain team

Messi played for Paris Saint Germain team

Then, on 26th June Argentina once again lost to Chile on penalties in the Copa America Centenario final after a 0-0 tie he missed his penalty in the penalty shootout and this was his third consecutive defeat in a major match final with Argentina, and his fourth overall. After the match the next day he announced his retirement from international football and was emotional in an interview and said he was very sad that he missed the penalty and also sad that we weren’t able to win any trophies in four finals.

Lionel Messi in FIFA World Cup

Lionel Messi in FIFA World Cup

Then, he come out of retirement in 2019 October for the World Cup Qualifiers. In mid-year, 2022 Messi and the amazing Argentina team along with Lionel Scaloni beat Italy 3-0 and won the Finalsissma trophy. He also played in the FIFA World Cup 2022, the last football World Cup of his life.

Lionel Messi in FIFA World Cup 2022

Lionel Messi in FIFA World Cup 2022

Lionel Messi Controversy

  • In 2016, he was investigated for his suspected tax evasion. Messi was also fined two million Euros and he never went to jail the problem was solved with Probation. He told the court he ” only played football” and didn’t know anything because he left his money problems to be dealt with by his father, Jorge Messi.
  • In 2016, his name appeared in the Panama Papers Data Leak.

Lionel Messi Awards and Achievements

Lionel Messi won the football award

Lionel Messi won the football award

  • FIFA World Player of the Year in 2009.
  • FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019.
  • European Golden Boot in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018.
  • FIFA World Cup Golden Ball in 2014.
  • UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award in 2011, 2015.
  • La Liga Best Player in 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2014-2015.
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball in 2009, 2011.
  • FIFA Club World Cup Final Most Valuable (MVP) in 2009, 2011.
  • UEFA Goal of the Season in 2006-2007, 2014-2015, 2015-2016.

Lionel Messi Favourite things

  • Footballer: Pablo Aimar
  • Food: Salad, Escalop Milanese
  • Book: El Martin Fierro by Jorge Luis Borges
  • Colour: Red
  • Film: Baby’s Day out (1994)

Lionel Messi’s Car collection

  • Ferrari 335S Seaglietti Spider
  • Ferrari F430 Spider
  • Maserati Granturismo
  • Audi Q7
  • Audi R8
  • Audi R8 GT
  • Mini Cooper S Cabriolet
  • Dodge Charger SRT8
  • Range Rover Velar
  • Toyota Prius

Lionel Messi’s Net worth

Lionel Messi’s net worth is estimated at $600 million dollars (As of 2022). His annual salary is $41 million dollars. Lionel Messi’s last contract with Barcelona is worth up to $673 million dollars over four seasons. He is a famous professional Argentina footballer and earns a good income from her profession. He lives joyfully with his wife and family.

Lionel Messi’s Social Handles

Lionel Messi Amazing Facts

  • When he was free from his match he was doing charity work.
Lionel Messi with UNICEF Foundation

Lionel Messi with UNICEF Foundation

  • He also opened a kid’s park for children living in a hospital in Barcelona.
  • He also donated 1 million euros for the coronavirus in Barcelona.
  • He was convicted of tax fraud and sentenced to spend 21 months in jail.
  • Messi developed a passion for sports at an early and joined a local football club at the age of 4.
  • He is considered one of the most brilliant football players of all time.

Lionel Messi

  • When he was 10 years old he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency.
  • He spends most of his time in Spain.
  • Salvador Aparicio has his first coach when he was a child.
Salvador Aparicio first coach of Lionel Messi

Salvador Aparicio first coach of Lionel Messi

  • Then his next coach is Frank Rijkaard and his last coach is Pep Guardiola.
  • His agent is Guillermo Marin.
Guillermo Marin

Guillermo Marin

  • He does not sing the National Anthem of Argentina once, in an interview, Messi explained why he doesn’t sing it:
I get annoyed by the people who attack you without thinking, I won’t sing the national anthem on purpose. I don’t need to sing it to feel it. It reaches me, every person feels it in their own way. The Pumas cry, they feel it differently and that’s ok. I play with the national team always as a priority and I want to win everything I play.
  • In 2015, Forbes magazine listed him as the world’s second highest-paid athlete after Cristiano Ronaldo.
Lionel Messi in Forbes Magazine

Lionel Messi in Forbes Magazine

  • He has also founded a Charitable organization “Leo Messi Foundation,” which supports education, health, and sports for children.
Messi founded Leo Messi Foundation

Messi founded Leo Messi Foundation

  • His longtime girlfriend turned into his wife Antonella Roccuzzo.
  • His current team is Paris Saint Germain.
  • His jersey number is 30.
Lionel Messi signed a contract with Paris Saint Germain team

Lionel Messi signed a contract with the Paris Saint Germain team

  • His position in his team is forward.

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