Lionel Messi

Quick Facts

Full NameLionel Andrés Messi
Date of Birth24 June 1987
Birth PlaceRosario, Argentina
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Current TeamInter Miami
Youth CareerGrandoli, Newell’s Old Boys, Barcelona
Senior Career
2003–2004Barcelona C (10 apps, 5 goals)
2004–2005Barcelona B (22 apps, 6 goals)
2004–2021Barcelona (520 apps, 474 goals)
2021–2023Paris Saint-Germain (58 apps, 22 goals)
2023–Inter Miami (18 apps, 13 goals)
International Career
2004–2005Argentina U20 (18 apps, 14 goals)
2008Argentina U23 (5 apps, 2 goals)
2005–Argentina (182 apps, 108 goals)
Medal Record
Ballon d’Or Awards8
European Golden Shoes6
FIFA World’s Best Player8
Club Trophies with Barcelona34, including 10 La Liga titles, 7 Copa del Rey titles, and 4 UEFA Champions League titles
International Trophies2021 Copa América, 2022 FIFA World Cup
Most Goals in La Liga474
Most Hat-tricks in La Liga36
Most Assists in La Liga192
Most International Goals by a South American Male108
Total Senior Career Goals800+ for club and country
Most Goals for a Single Club672 (Barcelona)
Personal Life
Family BackgroundMiddle-class, football-loving family
ParentsJorge Messi (father), Celia Cuccittini (mother)
SiblingsRodrigo, Matías, María Sol
RelativesMaximiliano and Emanuel Biancucchi (cousins)
SpouseAntonela Roccuzzo
ChildrenThiago, Mateo, Ciro
EndorsementsAdidas (since 2006)
Notable Recognitions
Time’s 100 Most Influential People2011, 2012, 2023
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year2020, 2023
Career EarningsSurpassed $1 billion
Net Worth$650 million

Key Achievements:

  • Widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time.
  • First player to win four consecutive Ballons d’Or.
  • Holds numerous records for goals and assists in La Liga.
  • Led Argentina to victory in the 2021 Copa América and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
  • Won a record eight Ballon d’Or awards.
  • Ranked the world’s highest-paid athlete by Forbes in 2019 and 2022.

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