Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer, mostly known as Leo Messi. He is the captain of the Argentina national team and plays as a forward. He is one of the best players in the world and has won many awards. In 2021, Messi left Barcelona and he holds a record for most goals by South Americans.
Lionel Messi Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $600 M|
|Full Name Lionel Andres Messi|
|Birth Date 24 June 1987|
|Age 35 years|
|Birthplace Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina|
|Profession Professional Footballer|
|Wife Antonela Roccuzzo|
Lionel Messi Early Life:
Jorge Messi and Celia Cuccittini welcomed Messi on 24 June 1987 in Rosaria, Santa Fe. His father is of Italian and Spanish descent and his mother is Italian. He was born in a family that loved football, and this developed his interest in Football from a small age.
When he turned 4, he joined the local club Grandoli where he practiced, and his father was his coach. At the age of 6, he joined the Rosario club and scored almost 500 goals. He was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency at the age of 10. Messi’s family arranged a trial with Barcelona in 2000 and the director wanted to hire him immediately.
Lionel Messi Career:
During 2003-2004, he progressed rapidly in Barcelona. In May 2005 Messi became the youngest player ever to score for the club. Barcelona won the league for the first time in 6 years. On 24 June, he signed a contract as a senior team player. The same year, he got his Spanish citizenship. He didn’t play in the Champions League final because he got a torn hamstring and was sad about not being there with his team.
In 2006, Messi became the youngest Argentine player to score in the FIFA world cup. In the 2007-2008 season, he was injured, and he came back against Racing Santander. He scored a hat trick against Real Madrid and became the first player to do so. In 2007-08 Barcelona came into the top four La Liga and then was nominated for FIFA ProWorld XI Player Award. In 2009 he won his first award and won Olympic Gold Medal in 2008. He scored the most goals and set a record in La Liga and European records.
He was called Barcelona’s all-time top scorer. Messi became the team captain of Barcelona in 2018 and in 2014 he led Argentina to World Cup; he won a golden award for this. In 2016, he was thinking of retirement but instead, he led his team to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. They were third in 2019 Copa America and the same year, he won the sixth Ballon d’Or. In 202 he wanted to leave Barcelona.
Lionel Messi’s Wife:
Messi was in relation with Antonela Roccuzzo since 2008 and he confirmed their relationship in 2009. They got married in June 2017.
Lionel Messi Net Worth:
Lionel Messi ‘s net worth of $600 million. He earned $168 million annually from Barcelona. He roughly made $40 million per year from endorsements and was making almost $200 million every year because of the contract.
Lionel Messi Body measurements:
|Height 5 ft 6 in|
|Weight 67 kg|
|Chest Size 40|
|Waist Size 32|
|Biceps Size 12|