Lionel Messi Biography, Height, Weight, Wiki, Net Worth

Lionel Messi
Age: 30 years


Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer. He plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He has won 29 trophies with Barcelona, including eight La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and five Copas del Rey.

Lionel Messi was born on 24 June 1987 in Rosario, Argentina to Jorge Messi and Celia Cuccittini. His father is a steel factory manager and mother worked in a magnet manufacturing workshop. He is the third of four Siblings. At the age of four he joined local club Grandoli, where he was coached by his father. He joined the Rosario club when he was six years old. He was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency when he was 11 years old and his local club, River Plate, did not want to pay to treat it, so he moved to Spain to play for FC Barcelona.

At age 13 Messi and his family relocated to Barcelona, and he began playing for FC Barcelona’s under-14 team. He scored 21 goals in 14 games for the junior team, and he quickly graduated through the higher-level teams until at age 16 he was given his informal debut with FC Barcelona in a friendly match. Messi’s play continued to rapidly improve over the years, and by 2008 he was one of the most dominant players in the world. During the 2009–10 seasons Messi scored 34 goals in domestic games as Barcelona repeated as La Liga champions. He earned the Golden Shoe award as Europe’s leading scorer, and he was named the 2010 world player of the year. When he was 25, he became the youngest player in history to score 200 goals in La Liga and in March 2012, he became the first player in Champions League history to score five goals in a single match.

Messi has been in a relationship with Antonella Roccuzzo, since 2008. Messi and Roccuzzo have two sons: Thiago (born 2012) and Mateo (born 2015). On 30 June 2017, he married Roccuzzo at a luxury hotel named Hotel City Center in Rosario with about 260 guests attending his wedding.

Personal Profile

  • Full Name: Lionel Andrés Messi
  • Nicknames: Messidona, La Pugla, Leo, Atomic Flea
  • Date of birth: June 24, 1987
  • Place of birth: Rosario, Argentina
  • Profession: Football player
  • Playing position: Forward
  • Father Name: Jorge Horácio Messi
  • Mother Name: Celia María Cuccittini
  • Brother Name: Matias Messi, Rodrigo Messi
  • Sister Name: Maria Sol Messi
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Spouse: Antonella Roccuzzo (m. 2017)
  • Son Name: Thiago Messi, Mateo Messi
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Nationality: Argentine
  • Salary: 40 million EUR
  • Net Worth: $350 milion

Physical Stats

  • Height in Feet: 5 feet 7 inches
  • Height in Centimeters: 170 cm
  • Height in Meters: 1.7 m
  • Weight in Kilograms: 72 kg
  • Weight in Pounds: 159 lbs
  • Body Measurements: 40-32-12 Inches
  • Chest Size: 40 Inches
  • Waist Size: 32 Inches
  • Biceps Size: 12 Inches
  • Shoe Size: 10
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Hair Color: Black


Award TitleYears
Ballon d'Or/FIFA Ballon d'Or2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015
European Golden Shoe2010, 2012, 2013, 2017
FIFA World Cup Golden Ball2014
FIFA World Player of the Year2009
Copa América Most Valuable Player2015 (rejected)
UEFA Best Player in Europe2011, 2015
UEFA Club Footballer of the Year2009
UEFA Club Forward of the Year2009
World Soccer World Player of the Year2009, 2011, 2012, 2015
Onze d'Or2009, 2010–11, 2011–12
Globe Soccer Awards Best Player of the Year2015
Best Player in La Liga2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
Best Forward in La Liga2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball2009, 2011
FIFA Club World Cup Silver Ball2015
FIFA Club World Cup Final Most Valuable Player2009, 2011
FIFA World Youth Championship Golden Ball2005
FIFA World Youth Championship Golden Shoe2005
Olimpia de Oro (Argentine Sportsperson of the Year)2011
Olimpia de Plata (Argentine Footballer of the Year)2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
Copa América Best Young Player2007
FIFPro Young World Player of the Year2006, 2007, 2008
World Soccer Young Player of the Year2006, 2007, 2008
Bravo Award2007
Golden Boy (Young European Footballer of the Year)2005
IFFHS World's Best Playmaker2015, 2016
IFFHS World's Best Top Goalscorer2011, 2012
IFFHS World's Best Top Division Goalscorer2012, 2013
La Liga Player of the MonthJanuary 2016, April 2017
Trofeo Aldo Rovira2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15
FIFA FIFPro World XI2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
UEFA Team of the Year2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
ESM Team of the Season2005–06, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
La Liga Team of the Season2014–15, 2015–16
FIFA World Cup Dream Team2014
Copa América Dream Team2007, 2011, 2015, 2016
UEFA Goal of the Season2006–07, 2014–15, 2015–16
Copa América Best Goal2007
Best International Athlete ESPY Award2012, 2015

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