Yassine Chueko

Birth Day July 18th, 1989
Birth Place California
Age 35 Years Old

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Yassine Chueko is a former American MMA fighter and the current personal bodyguard of Lionel Messi, the renowned footballer who plays for Inter Miami. He is famous for being the Lionel Messi's dedicated personal protector. He was appointed by David Beckham, the co-owner of Inter Miami, to ensure Messi's safety both inside and outside the stadium. His dedication and commitment to Messi, along with his remarkable physical prowess and combat abilities, have earned him widespread recognition and celebrity status. His viral moment occurred during a U.S. Open Cup match between Inter Miami and Cincinnati, highlighting his constant presence on Messi's side.

Lionel Messi's Bodyguard, Yassine Chueko

Yassine Chueko Origin and Religion

Born in the year 1989, Yassine Chueko hails from California, USA. Yassine is American by nationality while he belongs to mixed ethnicity as his father is a Moroccan and his mother is of French descent. He maintains a private stance on his family life. He is Muslim by religion. He celebrated his 34th birthday in 2023. His upbringing in a challenging neighborhood instilled in him self-defense skills from an early age.

After completing high school, he enlisted in the US Navy and underwent training to become a Navy SEAL, deploying to both Iraq and Afghanistan. His exceptional courage and military performance earned him numerous medals and honors. Following his service in the Navy, Chueko transitioned into a professional MMA fighter. 

Lionel Messi Bodyguard

  • Initially, Yassine Chueko began his career as a professional MMA fighter. 
  • He has showcased his MMA career through an Instagram filled with training content and fight videos from minor leagues. 
  • He won his very first professional victory at Rawai Boxing Stadium in Phuket, Thailand, during the "Jon Nutt's Birthday Sitshow" event.
  • His MMA journey included stints in respected promotions such as Bellator, Strikeforce, and the UFC.
  • He accumulated a record of 12 wins and 4 losses, including 8 knockouts and 4 submissions. 
  • He then retired from MMA in 2021 due to injuries and transitioned his career as a professional bodyguard.
  • His expertise as a protector made him the trusted guardian of celebrities and VIPs like Leonardo DiCaprio, Selena Gomez, Owen Wilson, and even Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their Los Angeles stay. 
  • In August 2023, In August 2023, Chueko was hired by David Beckham to be the personal bodyguard of Lionel Messi, who had just signed with Inter Miami. 
  • Beyond ensuring Messi's safety both on and off the field, he also forged a personal bond with the star, sharing their mutual love for soccer and martial arts. 
  • They even exchanged language skills, with Chueko teaching Messi French, adding to his linguistic repertoire.
  • Chueko's presence at games enabled fans to approach Messi closely, and he was tasked with patrolling the pitch's boundary to efficiently shadow Messi during matches.

Former MMA Fighter, Yassine Chueko

Salary & Net Worth

Yassine Chueko is a former MMA fighter and the current bodyguard for the renowned football player Lionel Messi. He has a reported net worth of $1.5 million in 2023. He is making his annual salary of over $250,000 as a bodyguard career which is his main source of wealth. Embracing his passion for automobiles, he cruises in a sleek black Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV and owns a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He is leading a luxurious lifestyle. 

Body Measurements

Yassine Chueko, with the perfect standing height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters) and a well-maintained bodyweight of 85 KG (188 pounds), has an athletic body build. He has attractive brown eyes while his head is bald. He has a rugged beard that suits him well. He is a dedicated fitness enthusiast, committed to his physique through regular gym workouts, yoga, and meditation. 

Yassine has inked several tattoos on his body. His array of tattoos includes a prominent lion adorning his chest, a star embellishing his neck, a cross inked on his arm, and an elegantly inscribed Arabic script on his back, revealing his profound affinity for body art.

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