Argentina Footballer Lionel Messi Biography
The footballer Lionel Messi, got the place left by Diego ArmnadoMaradona. He took birth in Argentina and his talent and love for the football was discovered in an early age, due to which he was taken to Spain and a special treatment was arranged for him to recover from the growth of hormone deficiency. In this biography of Lionel Messi you will be able to gain information about Lionel Messi wife name, Lionel Messi family background, Lionel Messi children, and Lionel Messi Wiki Details.
Lionel Messi Date of Birth
Messi is the Argentina footballer, who took birth on 24 June, 1987. He is the son of Jorge and Celia, who were a factory steel worker and part time cleaner by profession. Lionel Messi Father name is Jorge Horacio Messi and Lionel Messi mother name is Celia Maria Cuccittini. They supported Lionel throughout his career. He has two elder brothers Rodrigo and Matias, and also a sister Maria Sol. Lionel Messi height is 5 feet 7 inches, and he heads his country’s national team as the captain and also is a part of Spanish Club.
Lionel Messi Sports Career
It will not be wrong to say, that Messi was born with the talent and love for football. At the ages of five, he started playing football for local club, which was coached by his father. Eventually in the year 1995, Messi joined Newell’s Old Boys, and they lost only one match in four years, thereafter they were named as “The Machine 87”which was named on the year of birth of the team members.
But, his walk towards the goal was not an easy one, as at the age of 11 he was diagnosed with a hormone deficiency. His treatment was too expensive, and the same was not affordable by his parents. Nor any of the clubs were ready to sponsor for his treatment. Finally sporting director FC Barcelona was made aware of his talent and his disease. The director decided to take his trial, and Messi was then and there offered a contract on a napkin, and also offered to pay for all the medical bills to help him recover from the disease.
Till date Messi has played three world cups i.e. 2006, 2010 and 2014 which is still going on. His injury maintained doubts about his presence in the world cup, nevertheless he was selected. Messi was declared as the youngest player to represent Argentine, when he was replaced by Maxi Rodriguez in the 74th minute and along with Hernan Crespo scored the final goal, and won the match with 6-0. This goal made him the youngest scorer and also the sixth youngest scorer in the history of World Cup. Again in 2010 he participated in the FIFA world cup, this time wearing a t-shirt with number 10 on it. Lionel Messi top goals in FIFA world cup are many, as he made consistent approach to do the goals, and take lead. Some of the examples are the wining of the team against Korea at a score of 4-1, and then again a win over Greece with score of 2-0. He was even voted man of the match for his performance.
He has always proved himself, with his fabulous performance, like when we talk about his two goals against the three Champions League finals against Barcelona, making him the best amongst all. He has also been the best player in the world from 2009 to 2012. Further do read footballer Lionel Messy biography to know about his relationships.
Lionel Messi Love Affair
He dated Macarena Lemos from 2006-2008, however then there were further rumors of his link up with Luciana Salazar. However, soon in 2009 it was revealed that Lionel Messi girlfriend name is Antonella Rocuzzo. Lionel Messi marriage date was in year 2012. Now the couple has a son, Thiago, who took birth in November 2012, and the couple is wholly focusing on bringing up their son.
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