Lionel Messi Biography
Argentine soccer player
Full name Lionel Andrés Messi
Date of birth June 24, 1987 (1987-06-24)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6+1?2 in)
Nickname Leo, Lio, Pulga
Position Supporting striker / Attacking Midfielder / Striker
Lionel Messi Biography
Lionel Messi (1987) is an Argentine soccer player, one of the best strikers in the world. With technical skill and exceptional speed, he was named the best football player in the world seven times, winning the Ballon d’Or trophy in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, and 2021.
During the 21 years he played for Barcelona, Messi became the club’s all-time top scorer with 672 goals in 778 games. He was the player who scored the most goals in a single season: 91 goals in 2012.
Messi was the player who won the most titles with the Catalan club, 34 in total, including four Champions Leagues (2006, 2009, 2011, and 2015) and ten Spanish championships. Since 2021 he has been playing for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Lionel Andrés Messi was born in Rosario, Argentina, on June 24, 1987. Since childhood, he showed an interest in football. He played for a small club called Abanderado Grandoli located near his home.
At the age of 7, Messi started playing for Newell’s Old Boys. When he was 11 years old, he was diagnosed with a hormone problem that slowed his growth. From then on, Messi underwent hormone treatment.
At the age of 13, when he was still part of the youth divisions of Newell’s Old Boys, Messi was taken by his father, Jorge Messi, to Spain, where a cousin of the family lived.
After passing through several categories at Barcelona, aged 16, Messi debuted in the starting lineup in a friendly match against Futebol Clube do Porto, at the inauguration of Estádio do Dragão on November 16, 2003.
On October 16, 2004, in the 2004-2005 season of the Spanish League, Messi made his official debut in the first division of the Spanish League, in a match against rival Espanyol. Messi came on in the second half and became the youngest player to represent Barcelona in an official competition.
The 2008-2009 season was the beginning of the “Guardiola era”. In 2008, Barcelona won the Copa del Rey, La Liga, and the Champions League. In the same season, Messi played in 51 games and scored 38 goals. The club had access to the Spanish Super League, the European Super Cup, and the Club World Cup, taking the trophy in all of them.
In the Guardiola era, which ran from 2008 to 2012, Barcelona won 14 titles out of 18 in which it participated and two more Spanish leagues (2009-2010 and 2010-2011), the Champions League (2010-2011) and the Copa del Rey (2011-2012). In that period, Messi won the Ballon d’Or in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Still, in the 2004-2005 season of the Spanish League, Messi scored his first goal in the victory over Albacete on May 1, 2005.
Messi spent 21 years playing for Barcelona, during which time he featured in 778 and scored 672 goals, making him the club’s all-time leading goalscorer. He was the player who scored the most goals in a single season: 91 goals in 2012.
Messi was the player who won the most titles with the Catalan club, 34 in total, including four Champions Leagues (2006, 2009, 2011, and 2015) and ten Spanish championships.
The Messi era came to an end on August 8, 2021, when his contract was not renewed and the player, very emotional, said goodbye to the team at a press conference.
Messi Titles At Barcelona
La Liga: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18 and 2018–19
Spanish Super Cup: 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2018
UEFA Champions League: 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11 and 2014–15
Copa del Rey: 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18 and 2020–21
UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011 and 2015
FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011 and 2015
Messi At Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)
On August 10, 2021, Messi’s signing with PSG was announced. On the 11th, the player was introduced to the fans in front of a packed auditorium in the Parc des Princes, alongside Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, president of the French club. The player received shirt number 30.
Messi was signed to play alongside strikers Neymar and Mbappé. His debut match, in the 2021-2022 season, was for the French Championship against Stade Reims.
His season performance was hampered by a knee injury and being infected by Covid-19. Even so, Messi closed the season with 34 games and 11 goals. In the 2022-2023 season, Messi has already participated in 24 games and scored 12 goals.
Titles At Paris Saint-Germain
Ligue 1: 2021–22
French Supercup: 2022
Golden Boot: 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019
Golden Ball: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021
In 2005, aged 18, Messi was called up to the Argentina national team that would compete in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in the Netherlands. The player won the artillery and the team became the champion.
Gold medal at the Olympic Games: 2008
Copa America national teams
2004 – Runner-up
2007 – Runner-up
2011 – Eliminated in the Quarterfinals
2015 – Runner-up2016 – Runner-up
2019 – 3rd place
2021 – Champion
FIFA World Cup
2006 – Eliminated in the Quarterfinals
2010 – Eliminated in the Quarterfinals
2014 – Runner-up
2018 – Eliminated in the Round of 16
2022 – Will play in the 2022 Qatar World Cup
Marriage And Children
Messi and Antonella met when they were around nine years old. In 2007 they started dating at a distance, as Messe was already playing for Barcelona in Spain.
In 2009, Antonella moved to Barcelona and the couple publicly took up their relationship. The couple’s first child, Thiago, was born in 2012, and their second, Mateo, in 2015.
On June 30, 2017, Messi and Antonella were married in Rosario, Argentina. On May 10, 2018, Ciro, the couple’s third child, was born.
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