Biography of a legendary football player Lionel Messi

Lionel Andres "Leo" Messi (born 24 June 1987 in Rosario, Argentina) is a football player who currently plays for FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team as a striker or winger. This article depicts his biography in detail.

Lionel Messi was born in Rosario, Santa Fe, Jorge Horacio Messi, a worker in a steel factory, and Celia Maria Cuccittini, a housekeeper part time. His paternal family originates from the Italian city of Ancona, from which his ancestor, Angelo Messi, emigrated to Argentina in 1883. He has two older brothers named Rodrigo and Matias as well as a sister named Maria Sol.

Considered one of the best football players of his generation, Messi received several Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the appointments of the Year in 21 years. His playing style and qualities have led many fans to make comparisons with him and Diego Maradona, who has himself declared Messi as his "successor".

Early career and achievements

Lionel Messi began playing football at a young age and his potential was quickly identified by Barcelona. He left the youth team of Newell's Old Boys in 2000 and moved with his family to Europe, as 1Barcelona offered him treatment for his growth hormone deficiency. Debuting in the 2004-05 season, he broke his team record, becoming the youngest player to score a league goal.

Lionel Messi made a breakthrough during the 2006-07 season, he made his club first team regular, scoring a hat-trick in El Clasico and finished the championship with 14 goals in 26 matches. Lionel Messiconnut then the most successful season of his playing career in 2008-09, where he scored 38 goals. Campaign the following season 2009-10 was even more extraordinary. Messi scored 47 goals to all competitions, equaling Ronaldo's record total for Barcelona. He surpassed this record again in the 2010-11 season with 53 goals in all competitions.

Lionel Messi has won five La Liga titles, three Champions League titles, scoring in two finals, against Manchester United in 2009 and 2011. Lionel Messi was the top scorer in the FIFA World Youth Championship in 2005, with six goals, including two in the final. Shortly thereafter, he became an established incumbent senior international team of Argentina. In 2006, he became the youngest Argentine to play in the FIFA World Cup and he won a medal finalist at the Copa America tournament the following year. In 2008, in Beijing, he won his first international honor, an Olympic gold medal, with the Argentina team soccer Olympic.


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