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Lionel Messi Biography, Wife, Business, Awards & More

Lionel Messi Biography, Wife, Business, Awards & More
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Lionel Messi is an international football player. He played for Argentine. Lionel’s real name is Lionel Andres Messi and he was born in 1987 in June month. In the Primera division, he played for FC Barcelona.

Lionel Messi appeared in Argentina’s national team. He is famous in the media as "New Maradona". Messi gets this title from "Diego Maradona" publicly.

Messi is also known as "Leo Messi". He is a great Argentine player who holds the title of FIFA(Fédération Internationale de Football Association) world player 5 times in the year 2009 to 2015.

Lionel Messi’s Bio

Full Name Lionel Andrés Messi
Nick Name Leo, Atomic Flea, La Pulga, La Pulga Atomica, Messidona
Profession Football Player

Lionel Messi’s Early Life

Lionel Messi is Rosario, Argentina born in 24th June, 1987. He used to play soccer with his elder brothers along with their friends who are very much older than Messi.

Messi joined the youth system of Newell's Old Boys (Rosario-based club) at the very early of 8 years. Messi’s body didn’t grow in a normal way, he looks smaller than kids of his age, and doctors diagnosed that he is suffering from a hormone deficiency that stopped or restricted his normal growth of the body.

Lionel Messi’s parents (Jorge and Ceclia) give nightly growth hormone injections to Messi which cost several hundred dollars. So, Messi was appointed as a trainer of the soccer powerhouse FC Barcelona's youth academy, and by this he was able to manage his medical expense by this. His family makes a new home in Spain.

Messi moved quickly through the junior system ranks. He has a short stature with amazing speed and attacking style that is a comparison with Diego Maradona (Argentinian footballer).

Lionel Messi’s Family

Real Name Lionel Messi
Date Of Birth 24 June 1987
Age 36 Years (as in 2023)
Birth Place Rosario, Argentina
Hometown Rosario, Argentina
Nationality Argentine
Zodiac sign Cancer
School Barcelona's youth academy, La Masia
Qualification Updated Soon
College Lionel did not attend college
Father Jorge Horácio Messi (Steel Factory Worker)
Mother Celia María Cuccittini
Siblings Brother: Rodrigo Messi (Messi's business manager), Matías Messi (Manager of Messi's professional brands)(all elder)
Sister: Maria Sol Messi (Social Media Influencer)(Younger)
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Antonella Roccuzzo (Model and Dietician)
Children Son: Thiago Messi Roccuzzo, Mateo Messi Roccuzzo, Ciro Messi Roccuzzo
Daughter: N/A
Religion Roman Catholic
Affairs/Girlfriends Antonella Roccuzzo
Hobbies Playing Video Games, Listening to Music
Food-Habbit Non-Vegeterian

Lionel Messi’s Physical Stats

Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height 170 cm (in centimeters)
1.70 m (in meters)
5’7” ( in feet & inches)
Weight 67 kg (in kilograms)
147 lbs (in pounds)
Sexual Orientation Staright
Physical Appearance Chest: 40 Inches
Waist: 30 Inches
Biceps: 14 inches

Lionel Messi’s Career Debut

International17 August, 2005 for Argentina against Hungary
Club16 October, 2004 for FC Barcelona against Espanyol

Lionel Messi’s Career


Lionel Messi has dual citizenship (Argentine and Spanish) hence he had an opportunity to play for both countries. Messi chooses his motherland (Argentina) and declines the proposal from Spanish National Team.

Messi played in World Youth Championship in the year 2015 in which he played a wonderful game and in the finale he score many goals against the country Nigeria. Messi played the game very well so the Argentine won that Championship but not for the first time. Argentine won the same game for the 5th time because of Messi and he got the Golden Ball Awards because he hit 6 goals in the tournament.

Messi made his debut under Jose Pekermen for Argentine against Hungary in the year 2005 on 17th August, He was just 18 years old at the time of his Argentine Debut. Lionel Messi made his world cup level debut with Argentine against Serbia and Montenegro. He was the youngest player who represent the country in World Cup.

Lionel Messi named as star-studded 2007 Copa America squad who born to be a Winner. Messi scored wonderful goals and his place was secure in the semi-finals. In the finals, he didn’t perform well anyhow and his team lost the game by 3-0 goals.

After Copa America final Lionel Messi announced his retirement in the year 2016 but somehow he came back for the world cup 2018 to represent Argentine.


Lionel Messi holds the many(7) league title with Barca and he scored 38 goals in the 2008 and 2009 campaigns. He made his goals in the 2009 Champions League, Final against Manchester United.

Lionel Messi created a new record in the calendar year by scoring 91 goals. Neymar and Luis Suarez have reduced 'Messidependencia' that has a high dependency on their Argentine Superstar.

Lionel Messi’s Salary

Net Worth $835 Million (approx..)
Source Of Income Football, Brands
Salary 4.1 Crore USD (approx.)
Monthly Income €4.083mn (approx)
Yearly Income 126 Million (approx.)

Lionel Messi’s Favorite Things

Favorite Actor Updated Soon
Favorite Actress Updated Soon
Favorite Footballer Pablo Aimar
Favorite Football Ground Updated Soon
Favorite Musician Updated Soon
Favorite Dancer Updated Soon
Favorite Song Updated Soon
Favorite Movie Baby’s Day Out (1994)
Favorite Food Salad, Escalope milanese
Favorite Sports Football
Favorite Color Red
Favorite Destination Updated Soon
Favorite Book E1 Martin Fierro

Lionel Messi’s Car Collections

Car Collection Ferrari 335S Scaglietti Spider
Ferrari F430 Spider
Maserati Granturismo
Audi Q7
Audi R8
Audi R8 GT
Mini Cooper S Cabriolet
Dodge Charger SRT8
Range Rover Velar
Toyota Prius
Bike Collection Updated Soon

Lionel Messi’s Awards

YearAward NameClub/National Team
2004-2005La LigaBarcelona
2005South American U-20 ChampionshipArgentina U20
2005FIFA U-20 World CupArgentina U20
2005Supercopa de EspañaBarcelona
2005-2006La LigaBarcelona
2005-2006UEFA Champions LeagueBarcelona
2006Supercopa de EspañaBarcelona
2008Summer OlympicsArgentina Olympic
2008-2009La LigaBarcelona
2008-2009Copa del ReyBarcelona
2008-2009UEFA Champions LeagueBarcelona
2009Supercopa de EspañaBarcelona
2009UEFA Super CupBarcelona
2009FIFA Club World CupBarcelona
2009-2010La LigaBarcelona
2010Supercopa de EspañaBarcelona
2010-2011La LigaBarcelona
2010-2011UEFA Champions LeagueBarcelona
2011Supercopa de EspañaBarcelona
2011UEFA Super CupBarcelona
2011FIFA Club World CupBarcelona
2011-2012Copa del ReyBarcelona
2012-2013La LigaBarcelona
2013Supercopa de EspañaBarcelona
2015UEFA Super CupBarcelona
2015FIFA Club World CupBarcelona
2015-2016La LigaBarcelona
2015-2016Copa del ReyBarcelona
2016Supercopa de EspañaBarcelona
2016-2017Copa del Rey Barcelona
2017-2018 La Liga Barcelona
2017-2018 Copa del Rey Barcelona
2018 Supercopa de España Barcelona
2018-2019 La Liga Barcelona
2019 Copa AméricaArgentine
2020-2021 Copa del Rey Barcelona
2021 Copa América Argentine
2021-2022 Ligue 1 Paris Saint-Germain
2022 CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions Argentine
2022Trophée des ChampionsParis Saint-Germain
2022FIFA World Cup Argentine

Lionel Messi’s Business

Lionel Messi Owned MiM hotel chain sinse 2017. He spent £26m on the sitages of MiM and show a coastal view.

The Messi Store is a brand of premium clothes with the name Messi. This is opened at the heart of Barcelona. This created the brand value of Messi.

Lionel Messi’s Controversies

  • Lionel Messi gave an interview and he explained the situation of his contract at the club and his relationship with the Barcelona President.
  • Barcelona's offer for Messi of a new contract has been on hold due to La Liga’s financial control measures.
  • Messi was 13 years old when he joined Barca in the year 2000 in September, has no current contractual link with the Catalans after his deal expired on June 30 and while Laporta said the club's all-time top scorer wishes to stay, he added their attempts to tie him to a new deal had to fit with the league's requirements.

Lionel Messi’s Unknown Facts

  • Lionel Messi is one of the greatest football players in the world.
  • He started his career at the age of 4 years and he was coached by his father.
  • He broke down when her grandmother died, she was like a friend to him and always went with him for training and matches.
  • Messi is the international ambassador of Rasario.
  • He found a deficiency of hormones when he was 10 years old.
  • He made his first team debut at the age of 16 years.
  • Messi has citizenship of two countries Argentine and Spain.
  • his coach Carles Rexach was very much impressed with Messi and want to sign him without wasting time so, he sign a contract with him on a napkin because did not have any piece of paper at that movement.
  • He made his international debut with Hungary.
  • Span’s media used to call Messi La Pulga.
  • He is the one and the only player who runs faster than a ball.
  • Messi compared with Diego Maradona.
  • He is founder of Leo Messi Foundation. This foundation provides support for Health, Education, and Sports for children.

Lionel Messi’s Social Handles

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