Nick names: La Pulga, Leo, Messidona
Born: 24 June, 1987
Zodiac sign: cancer
Debut date: 16 October, 2004
Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional football known worldwide because this performance and good looks. The only player in world history to win five ballons d’or FIFA. He was born in a sporty family, everyone in his family loves football. In his early childhood, he uses to play football with his brothers. He akin the youth team of Newell’s old boys and served a FC Barcelona team when he was 13.
He entrenched himself as an integral player of Barcelona club. His big success was seen on screen in 2008-09, he attained first treble for Spanish football for Barcelona. He keeps on proceeding with promising success for his team.
He was the notch player who scored 52 goals in total 112 matches. He said a goodbye to his career in 2016 when he lost a match with Chile in the finals of the Copa America centenario.
- He was born to Jorge Messi and Celia Cuccittini in Rosario. He has altogether three siblings. Two elder’s brother’s name Rodrigo and Matias and a sister name, Maria sol. He belonged to mediocre family background, his father use to work in a steel factory as a worker and his mother use to work as a part-time cleaner.
- Later, when Messi was eleven, he was diagnosed with growth hormone dereliction. Despite being utterly talented none of the local clubs offered his help. They denied paying for his treatment.
- It was his contingency when the sporting director of Barcelona FC came to his help and promised to pay his medical bills if he joins his team. This is how he joint Barcelona youth academy.
- His first goal was seen in 2005 May 1, against Albacete. He constituted as the youngest scorer in a La Liga game.
- His first airing was against Udinese. Though enrolled as a substitute, but he shared amazing chemistry with the known soccer player Ronaldinho.
- Out of 17 leagues, he scored 6 goals. By 2006-07 he made himself to the list of 11th members of the squad. He netted the ball 14 times out of 26 outings. He accomplished a hat-trick in El Clasico.
- Hat-tricks and quadruples became like a piece of cake for Messi. While Barcelona won their title for Copa del Rey, in semi-finals of UEFA they were defeated by Chelsea.
- 2009 Ballon d’Or
- 2000 World Player of the Year FIFA
- 2013-12-10 Pichichi Trophy
- 2011 Best Player in Europe, UEFA
- 2012-11-10 Team of the Year UEFA
- 2011 Olimpia Award
- 2k12 Best International Athlete
- 2k12-11-09 Onze d’Or
- 2k09 UEFA Club Footballer of the Year
- 2k12-11-09 World Soccer Player
- 2k13-12-11 FIFA Ballon d’Or
- 2k12-11-10 Top goal scorer UEFA Champions League
- FIFA FIFPro World XI
- 2k11 Man of the Match UEFA champions league
- 2k10-09-07 Player of the Year La Liga
The list goes on; this has been was just a few achievements listed above.