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Lionel Messi's Life and Career Story

We will let you know about here lionel Messi's background, career and childhood story. This blog is filled with full of pieces of information.

Lionel Andres Messi, also known as Lionel Messi, was born on June 24, 1987, in Rosario, Argentina. He is blessed with a height of 5 ft 7 inches. He is an Argentine professional footballer. He is Roman Catholic by religion.

Messi's Family and Siblings

“The world-famous Lionel Messi is the son of Jorge Messi and Cella Maria Cuccittini. He has three siblings, two brothers and one sister. The names of his elder brothers are Matias Messi and Rodrigo Messi.”

He also has a sister named Maria Sol Messi. Antonella Roccuzzo is the wife of Lionel Messi. They have been together for over a decade but got married five years ago. They both have three children together named Mateo Messi Roccuzzo, Thiago Messi Roccuzzo and Ciro Messi Roccuzzo.

Antonella Roccuzzo was trained to be a dentist, but she switched to social communication. She is a model by profession and is 34 years old. They both were blessed with their first child Thiago Messi Roccuzzo in 2012. And then, in 2015, they were blessed with Mateo Messi Roccuzzo. Lastly, the couple had another boy in 2018 named Ciro Messi Roccuzzo. Lionel Messi was born to Jorge Messi and Celia Maria Cuccittini. His father used to work at a steel factory as a worker, and his mother used to work as a part-time cleaner.

Early Life Story Of Lionel Messi

Messi joined the local club Grandoli at the age of four, where his father coached him as he was born into a family with having immense love for football, love for that sport developed in his heart. And he always wanted to be one the best players in the world.

His earliest influence came from his grandmother, who accompanied him to training and the matches. When his grandmother died, he was greatly affected and always paid tribute to his grandmother by looking and pointing at the sky. When he turned six, he then joined Rosario Club. He played for Newell during those six years and scored almost 500 goals as a member of "The Machine of '87".

When he turned 10, he was diagnosed with "Growth Hormone Deficiency", which threatened his future as a professional player. And the treatment costs $1000 a month. His father's insurance would cover only two years. Newells' agreed to contribute, but he refused in the end. He used to idolize 'Pablo Aimar' playmaker of the Buenos Aires Club, but in the end, they declined to pay for his treatment.

Messi's relatives used to live in Catalonia, and In 2000, they sought to arrange a trial with Barcelona. The first team director wanted to sign him, but it was unusual to sign a player of such a young age at that time, and because of this, the board of directors also hesitated. In 2014 an injunction was issued. Then the family relocated to Barcelona and moved into an apartment near the club's stadium.

During his first year, his mother moved back to Rosario while Messi stayed here with his father. He was such a quiet person that his team members considered him mute.

After completing his first year at Barcelona's Youth Academy, he was enrolled in Royal Spanish Football Federation (REEF) in 2002.

After completing his treatment at 14, he became a part of the "Baby Dream Team", Barcelona's most outstanding youth side. He was a top scorer in the first season with 36 goals in 30 games for Cadetes A.

He was allowed to play on the condition of wearing a plastic protector after a week of his cheekbone injury. He scored two goals in ten minutes.

At the end of the season, he was offered to join Arsenal, but he chose to remain in Barcelona.

Career Journey Of Messi's Life

Messi has scored more than 785 goals for club and country. In this season, he gave rise to the first team. He rapidly progressed through the club's ranks during the 2003-04 season. He recorded five youth teams in a single campaign. He played only one official game with Juveniles B after being named a player in four international preseasons before being promoted to Juvenile A. He scored 18 goals in 11 leagues. He then became one of the youth players.

Messi made his first team debut at the age of 16 when he came on in the 75th minute against José Mourinho's Porto. Technical staff was impressed by his shot at the goal. After having his training session with seniors, Ronaldinho, who is Barca's player, told his teammates that Messi would become a better player than him, and at that time, Messi was 16 years old.

He then joined Barcelona C to get further experience. He is a very talented player. But when he played five games, They couldn't score because of his weakness. His opponents were tall and strong. And he couldn't score a goal. He was courageous and talented, so the senior players asked the manager to promote him. When he was 17, he was the youngest to play for Barcelona in an official competition. On his 18th birthday, he signed his first contract as a senior team player at Barcelona. It made him a player for Barcelona till 2010. But on September 16, his contract was updated for a second time and was extended to 2014. At that time, the President felt the risk of losing Messi and decided to extend the contract.

Achievements Of Famous Football Players Lionel Messi

Messi missed the start of La Liga due to problems regarding his legal status in the Royal Spanish Football Federation. But in September, he got his Spanish citizenship and played wearing the shirt of number 19. He played many games for Barcelona. He became one of the dominant players in the world in 2008. In the 2008-09 season, he scored 38 goals in 51 matches.

In the 2009-10 season, he scored 34 goals in domestic games. He scored 73 goals in all competitions during the 2011-12 season. In 2014 he scored his 370th goal and set the record. He also broke career scoring records the same year. During the 2014-15 season, he scored 43 goals and became the fifth world player of the year.

During 2016-17 he topped with 53 goals. During season 2017-18, he scored 45 goals and won the LA Liga championship in 2018-19, and then in 2021, he became a free agent.

He signed with Paris St Germain later in 2021.

Honourable Awards Lionel Messi Achieve

He won many awards for Barcelona and Argentina.

  1. FC Barcelona

  • Champion league

  • La Liga

  • Club World Cup

  • Copa del Rey

  • European super cup

  • Supercopa de España

2. St Germain

  • Ligue 1

3. Argentina

  • Copa America

  • U 20 World cup

  • Beijing Olympic Games gold medal

  • Fifa World Cup finalist

  • Finalissima

Some individual awards of Messi:

  • Ballon d'Or

  • FIFA World player

  • The best award

  • European Golden Shoe

  • Laureus World sport awards

  • Pichichi LA Liga

  • Champions top scorer

  • MVP La Liga

  • Fifa

  • World Cup Golden ball

  • Men's player of the year

  • Golden boy

  • MVP Copa America

  • Onze d'Or

  • Bravo award

As everyone was curious about knowing the lifestyle and story of Messi, here we have described his lifestyle, career, awards and early life of the player. After reading this article, you will learn about Messi's life struggles. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section. Hope this article will convey enough information to you.


What is Messi's favourite dish?

There is one particular food that Messi has enjoyed throughout his life, Milanesa Napolitana. Lionel's mother also described how he always cooked his favourite dish for him.

What is an interesting fact about Messi?

There are so many interesting facts about him, but one is that he signed his Barcelona contract on a napkin or tissue paper.

What is the current relationship status of Lionel Messi?

Messi and Antonella have been dating each other for a decade, and both got married in 2017. And the couple is blessed with three children.

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