Luis Lionel Andres Mess

Luis Lionel Andres Messi is an Argentinian soccer player. who plays for the FC Barcelona club and the Argentina national team. He is currently recognized around the world as one of the best footballers in the world. To date, he has won six Ballon d’Or awards and six European Golden Shoes. ​He has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he has won a club-record 35 trophies, seven Copa del Rey titles, including ten La Liga titles, and four UEFA Champions Leagues. He currently has more than 750 goals for his country and has the most goals ever by a player for a single club.

Messi’s childhood

Messi was born on June 24, 1987, in Rosario, Argentina. His mother is Celia Cuccittiniand his father is Jorge Messi. . He is the third in a family of four children. Born into a poor family, his father worked as a steel factory manager. On his father’s side, he is Spanish and his mother is an Italian woman.
When he was little he was known as “LEO”. Growing up in a tight-knit, football-loving family, “Leo” developed a passion for the sport from an early age. As a little boy, Messi regularly played with his older brothers, Rodrigo and Matías and, It was during that time his footballing skills emerged. At the age of eight, he was attended off at the youth system of Newell’s Old Boys, a Rosario-based club and, his father was the coach of that club. As a child, he was much smaller than most of his peers, and doctors said he had hormone deficiency. Therefore, he was also given the night growth vaccine.

Lionel Mess return to international life

Attempts were made to organize a trial in September 2000 to link the Messigov family to Catalonia. However, Catalonia flatly refused and later applied for Barcelona. As a result, they moved to Barcelona in February 2001. Initially, he did not have a ball, so the team had to stay apart. Because he was alone, the other members of his group thought he was dumb. However, as a result of his commitment, he joined the Spanish Royal Football Federation in February 2002.

At the age of 13, Messi emigrated from Argentina to Spain and Messi has only played for FC Barcelona. There he earned renown as one of the greatest players in history and he made his competition in October 2004. Messi, 16, entered the record books on May 1, 2005, after an under-20 competition. That same year, he led Argentina to the title in the under-20 World Cup, scoring on a pair of penalty kicks to propel the team over Nigeria. At the end of the tournament, he won the Golden Ball and the Golden Shoe and won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Messi was a prominent Barcelona player from 2005 to 2008, scoring the first three goals for Spain in 2008.

Barcelona won the Champions League, La Liga, and Spanish Super Cup titles in 2009 thanks to Messi’s successful attack. He won the first Ballon d’Or award for his performance that year. So even Maradona, a veteran, was praised. As a result of success, Messi winning four consecutive Ballon d’Or, making him the first player to win the award four times and in a row. The number of goals he recorded in 2012 made him the highest scorer in a single year and the highest scorer in Barcelona ever. Fittingly, he broke another record when he was named the FIFA Ballon d’Or winner for the fourth time in January 2013. Despite his successful performances in 2013 and 2014, he was not good enough to surpass his rival, Ronaldo. But that same year he won the Golden Ball at the FIFA World Cup.

Attempts were made to organize a trial in September 2000 to link the Messigov family to Catalonia. However, Catalonia flatly refused and later applied for Barcelona. As a result, they moved to Barcelona in February 2001. Initially, he did not have a ball, so the team had to stay apart. Because he was alone, the other members of his group thought he was dumb. However, as a result of his commitment, he joined the Spanish Royal Football Federation in February 2002.

Luis Lionel Andres Mess

An Argentine international, Messi is his country’s all-time leading goalscorer. In 2015, he won his 5th Ballon d’Or trophy, after helping Barcelona achieve a historic second treble. However, he decided to retire from international football in 2016 but led his country to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World cup. Messi assumed the captaincy of Barcelona in 2018, and in 2019 he secured a record sixth Ballon d’Or.

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