Full name: Lionel Andrés Messi
Date of birth: 24 June 1987 (age 24)
Place of birth: Rosario, Argentina
Height: 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position: Forward
Lionel Messi (Spanish pronunciation): (born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine footballer who plays in La Liga for FC Barcelona and captains the Argentina national team,Messi received Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations. The following year he won both the Ballon,d and FIFA World Player of the Year in 2009, and won the inaugural FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2010 and 2011.He also won the 2010–11 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award.Messi belongs to the sun sign Cancer with ruling number 6. This number is governed by the Planet Venus, which symbolises love, sympathy and adoration. It also stands for a creative, aesthetic and artistic temperament. He is methodical and systematic in his approach. He does not like to mess things up. He has an unending curiosity and his greatest joy is to go on learning throughout his life. He is flexible and loves challenges but tends to be impulsive.
Messi was at one stage romantically linked to Macarena Lemos, also from his hometown of Rosario. He is said to have been introduced to her by the girl’s father when he returned to Rosario to recover from his injury a few days before the start of the 2006 World Cup.He has in the past also been linked to the Argentine glamour model Luciana Salazar.In January 2009 he told “Hat Trick Barçalona,He was seen with the girl, Antonella Roccuzzo,at a carnival in Sitges after the Barcelona-Espanyol derby.
Messi was born in Rosario, Santa Fe Province, to parents Jorge Horacio Messi, a factory steel worker, and Celia María Cuccittini, a part-time cleaner.His paternal family originates from the Italian city of Ancona, from which his ancestor, Angelo Messi, emigrated to Argentina in 1883.He has two older brothers named Rodrigo and Matías as well as a sister named María Sol.At the age of five, Messi started playing football for Grandoli, a local club coached by his father Jorge.In 1995, Messi switched to Newell’s Old Boys who were based in his home city Rosario.At the age of 11, he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency.Local powerhouse River Plate showed interest in Messi’s progress, but did not have enough money to pay for treatment for his condition, which cost $900 a month. Carles Rexach, the sporting director of FC Barcelona, had been made aware of his talent as Messi had relatives in Lleida, Catalonia, and Messi and his father were able to arrange a trial.Rexach, with no other paper at hand, offered Messi a contract written on a paper napkin.Barcelona offered to pay for Messi’s medical bills if he was willing to move to Spain. Messi and his father moved to Barcelona where Messi enrolled in the club’s youth academy.
About Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is the best player in the world.this modest Argentine has speed, dribbling and shooting skills. But despite so many individual virtues, he is also a remarkable team player.Messi is considered one of the best players of his generation and Diego Mara.Messi was born to Italian Argentine parents,His family is said to have originated from Ancona in Italy. His ancestor Angelo Messi, moved to Argentina in 1883.
Family Pictures of Lionel Messi:
Jorge Horacio Messi, Father of Lionel Messi
Celia María Cuccittini Messi, Mother of Lionel Messi
Rodrigo Messi, Brother of Lionel Messi
Matías Messi, Brother of Lionel Messi
Maria Sol Messi, Sister of Lionel Messi
Antonella Roccuzzo, Girlfriend of Lionel Messi