The Argentinean football player Lionel Messi, is regarded as one of the all-time greats in the game. He is viewed as a legend among his peers for his exceptional talents and pure skill as a footballer.
He plays for the national team Argentina and Spanish club Barcelona. Playing for Barcelona he has won four UEFA Champions League titles. He has also won five FIFA Ballons d’Or titles among many other personal honours.
On 24 June 1987, in Rosario, Argentina, Lionel Andrés Messi was born to an Italian father, Jorge Messi and Celia Cuccittini of Spanish plummet. His dad was a supervisor in a steel production line, while his mom worked in a workshop that fabricated magnets.
Being brought up in a soccer-cherishing family, Messi’s slant toward football was seen from the get-go in his adolescence. At four years old his dad had him join a nearby club Grandoli and afterwards the Rosario club, Newell’s Old Boys, when he turned six.
He kept developing his skill until when in 1997 he was determined to have a development hormone lack, which could have hindered his progression as a footballer.
His dad’s health care plan could just cover his treatment use for only a limited amount of time. As Newell pulled back from his guarantee to pay for his treatment, Messi’s family moved to Spain where he was accepted at FC Barcelone, which secured the greater part of his treatment costs.
In 2002, Messi was selected in the Royal Spanish Football Federation. After footing the bill for his treatment, he joined Barcelona’s best youth group. He scored 36 goals in 30 appearances, turning into the best goal scorer of the season.
From a young age, he got an offer by the British Club Arsenal to go along with them however he stayed with Barcelona.
The next years, Messi advanced quickly.
In 2005, turning eighteen, Messi signed his first contract as a professional player.
Barcelona knew the talent of this kid and has 150 million Euros buyout inserted into his contract.
Since that first season, Messi has gone from strength to strength and is now regarded along with Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the best players to have ever played.
Honors and Achievements
- FIFA World Player of the Year: 2009
- UEFA Club Forward of the Year: 2009
- FIFA Ballon d’Or: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015
- UEFA Best Player in Europe: 2011, 2015
- European Golden Shoe: 2010, 2012, 2013