Birth Day June 24th, 1987
Birth Place Rosario, Argentina
Age 36 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Cancer

Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini famed as Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He is considered to be the best player in the world and has become the only player to win five FIFA Ballon d’Or awards, four of which he won consecutively, and the first to win three European Golden Shoes. He has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he has won a club-record 34 trophies, including ten La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and six Copas del Rey. He was also ranked the world's highest-paid athlete by Forbes in the year 2019. Overall, he is a very well-known footballer and a very talented person. 

Falcao defends Messi: It's the price you pay for being the best in the world

Radamel Falcao's Colombia beat Lionel Messi's Argentina at the weekend as the Albiceleste's Copa America campaign got off to a losing start. Messi has been criticized following the 2-0 loss in Brazil once again but Falcao has come out in support of the Barcelona forward. "It's the price you pay for being the best in the world," the striker said to Ole. "If you score one goal, they ask for two. If it's a goal from a free kick, they say the wall didn't do its job. If Argentina loses, it's all his fault." After a round-of-16 exit at the World Cup last summer, Argentina fans are more impatient than ever. Going home from Russia early was a huge disappointment and Messi was singled out for blame. This summer's Copa America presents another opportunity for the country but the loss to Colombia has brought the impatience to the surface. The press doesn't help and Diego Maradona has also criticized the team, but luckily for the players, they have two more games to turn things around: against Paraguay on Wednesday and then Qatar on Sunday.  

What is the playing position of Messi?

His playing position is Forward.

What is the shirt number of Messi?

His shirt number is 10. 

What is the age of Messi?

Messi celebrated his 31st birthday on 24th June as of 2018.

What is the birth name of Lionel Messi?

Messi was born with the birth name Lionel Andres Messi.

When and Where was Messi born?

On 24th June 1987, Lionel Messi was born in Rosario Argentina. He was born to his parents Jorge Messi and Celia Cuccittini. His father worked as a steel factory manager and his mother worked in a magnet manufacturing workshop. He was born as the third child in the family. His nationality is Argentine and he has mixed ethnicity of Italian, Spanish, Catalan, and Argentine. At the age of five, he joined a local club called Grandoli coached by her father. At the age of six, he joined the Rosario Club. He was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency at the age of eleven. None of the local clubs helped Messi for his medical treatment. FC Barcelona’s sporting director Carles Rexach offered a medical aid for his medical treatment in case if they moved to Spain. Later, Messi joined Barcelona’s youth academy. As per his education, there is no information about his education. His religion is Christian and his horoscope sign is Cancer. 

Who is Messi wife?

Lionel Messi is a married person. He married his girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo. The couple has known each other since childhood. Antonella is the cousin of his best friend Lucas Scaglia, who is also a football player. He officially confirmed his relationship with Roccuzzo in an interview in January 2009. They have been dating since 2007. The couple got married on 30th June 2017. The couple is also blessed with two sons named Thiago born in 2012 and Mateo born in 2015. As of today, the couple is living a happy life without any disturbances. 

What is the net worth of Messi?

Lionel Messi is a very successful football player and he is one of the highest paid football player in the world. As of 2019, he has a net worth of $340 million. He earns an annual base salary of $ 44.68. He also earns a good amount of  $40 million every year from endorsements. His major source of earning is from his football career. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings. 

How tall is Messi?

Lionel Messi is a very handsome football player with dark brown hair color and eye color. He has an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and a balanced body weight of 67 kg. His other body measurements will be added soon.

What makes Messi famous?

  • From the year 1994, Messi began his professional career.
  • He used to play football for  Newell’s Old Boys and then he played for Newell’s till 2000. 
  • After that, he joined Barcelona in the year 2001.
  • He rose to fame during the 2003-2005 season playing for Barcelona. 
  • At the beginning of his career, he struggled pretty much as he was physically weaker than his opponent.
  • On 4th February 2004, his progress was reflected and signed a contract which lasted till 2012. 
  • On 24th June 2005, on his birthday he signed his first senior contract as a senior team player for Barcelona. 
  • He missed his start of the La Liga due to issues regarding his legal status in the Royal Spanish Football Federation.
  • During the 2006-2007 season, he has established himself as the best player in the world. 
  • He is frequently compared to the Diego Maradona and he was named “Messiah” from the Spanish media.
  • During the 2007-2008 campaign, he suffered a torn hamstring. 
  • He then signed a new contract in July 2008 on an annual salary of €7.8 million, becoming the club’s highest-paid player. 
  • He is still playing for Barcelona club and he is a captain of his Argentine national team.
  • His team Argentina is selected in the World Cup 2018 Russia.
  • He was included in Lionel Scaloni's final 23-man Argentina squad for the 2019 Copa America on 21st May 2019. 

What are the achievements and awards of Messi?

Messi is an award-winning footballer and he has won Ballon d’Or for four straight years from 2009 to 2012 and he again won it in the year 2015. He has also received the Golden Ball Award for leading his Argentinian national team to the 2014 World Cup Championship game. He became the youngest player in the history of football to score 200 goals in La Liga at the age of just 25. He has also kept the record for being the first player to ever score five goals in a single match in the Champions League history in March 2012. He was honored with the European Golden Shoe thrice in 2010, 2011 and 2012.  He was part of the Argentine football national team that won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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