Today we are going to discuss the player who revolutionized the football world, the player who always remind us of Prime Maradona, the player who was born talented, the player whose left leg could be the most expensive leg in the world, the player who is from another planet, the player who is the GOAT of this sport. That player’s name is ” Lionel Andres Messi “. He is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time.
Lionel Messi’s Biography and more
Lionel Andres Messi is usually known as Leo Messi is an Argentine professional footballer currently playing in France for Paris Saint-German and is the captain of his national team Argentina. Lionel Messi was born on the 24th of June,1987 in the largest city of Argentina, Rosario. He was talented since he was a child. He always impresses on the field with his game, dribbling, touch feints, goals even when he was 5 years old.
Shifted to Spain
He was born and raised in Argentina but to groom his talent, he and his family shifted to Barcelona, Spain. He joined Barcelona Youth Academy at the age of 13. He shows his talent there with Barcelona Youth teams and after his hard work finally, the day came where he played his first professional career game, where he started his debut at his dream club.
On the 16th of November 2003, 16 aged Messi made his first-team debut when he came in on 75th minute against Jose Mourinho’s Porto in a friendly match. He impressed everybody with his performance where he created 2 Chances and 1 shot on goal in just left 15 minutes. After that Barcelona star, Ronaldhino told his teammates that he believed ” this kid would become a better player than himself ”
Champions League Legacy
Messi won his first UEFA Champions League in the 2005/06 season but unfortunately missed the final because of a hamstring injury.
Messi went on to win 4 UEFA Champions League in 2005/06, 2008/09, 2010/2011, and 2014/15. He has currently the second most Champions League goals (125) just behind Cristiano Ronaldo(140). Messi won UCL Top Scorer awards 6 times also he has 2nd most assists in UCL History just behind Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi won most Ballon D’Ors record 7 times and most European Golden Boots record 6 times. Messi holds the record for most goals in a calendar year (91) in 2012. This record looks inevitable and unbreakable. Messi won the Golden Boy award in 2005. Messi has won the Pichichi award for the record 8 times most by anyone. Messi has the most awards in his gallery more than any player.
24th June, 1987
Messi has record 35 career trophies in his career. He has won laliga titles 10 times. He won Copa Del Rey 7 times and the Spanish super cup 7 times. He won UEFA Champions League 4 times. He won FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup both 3 times each. He won Copa America with his national team in 2021, the only major trophy he won in International.
On August 17, 2005, Messi made his first-ever appearance for Argentina in Hungary friendly. Unfortunately, he was sent off just after a minute on the field. Not the best start to his International Career, but he still remains calm and entertains the public with his outstanding performances, dribbling, and skills. Messi has the most goals in an international career (80) as a South American football surpassing Pele (77). He won Copa America with Argentina in 2021.
2014 World Cup Dream
Messi and his team were impressive in the 2014 World Cup. While Argentina was dreaming of a World Cup that year but Mario Goetze in the 114th minute of Grand Finale broke millions of dreams and hearts from all over the world of Messi fans. Germany won 1-0 against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finale. Messi won the Golden Boot of that World Cup. He scored 4 goals in that tournament and was the best player in that tournament.
COPA America 2021
Messi has 5 finals lost in his career and he yet has to win an International trophy for his Country. Finally, the year came where Messi finally delivers for his country and won the first major trophy after 26 years. He was the best player in the tournament. He was the top assisted and top scorer of the tournament. He literally carries the whole team on his back.
Joined Paris Saint-German
Messi left FC Barcelona in 2021 after 18 years with FC Barcelona. It was arguably so heartbreaking for millions of Messi and Barcelona fans from all over the world. Messi joined Paris Saint-German in August 2021. Although Messi’s start with PSG ain’t that good we can’t ever underestimate Messi. He won his record 7th Ballon d’Or on November 29th, 2021.
Messi’s Legacy is untouchable. He is arguably the greatest player ever born. He can be the striker, forward, midfielder, playmaker, assist provider, dribbler, chance creator. He is mastered every skill. He is an alien. He doesn’t need to work hard for his performance. He is definitely the GOAT of Football.
Lionel Messi’s Height & Weight
Messi was diagnosed with Growth Hormone deficiency when he was 10 years old. His height is not that tall but it never affects his football. He is 5 feet 7 inches or 1.69 meters tall. He weighs over 67 Kgs
5 ft 7 inch or 1.69 metres
68 kg or 149 Pounds
Lionel Messi’s Net Worth
Leo Messi’s net worth is $600 million and he earned over $75 million per season making him one of the highest-paid footballers and sportsperson all over the world. He is the second richest Footballer in the world after Cristiano Ronaldo. He is the second footballer to make $1 billion earning in his life after his sports rival Cristiano Ronaldo. He is also the second richest sportsperson all over the World.
Leo Messi's Net Worth
Net Worth in 2022
Source of Income
Lionel Messi has 297 million followers on his Instagram. His account is the second most followed account on Instagram after Cristiano Ronaldo. He has over 105 million followers on Facebook. He is one of the most influential personalities in the world. He is the idol of the next generation.
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