Lionel Andres Messi’s Biography, Net Worth in 2024 Wiki, BIO, Salary, Age, Retirement, Wife, Children, Stats and Endorsements, Best Soccer Player

I am writing this article on Lionel Andres Messi’s Biography. Lionel Andrés Messi is the most exciting and remarkable player in the world today. He is an Argentine professional footballer born in born 24 June 1987.

Is Lionel Messi regarded as the greatest and tallest player?

We can say yes. The magic of the football world. The son of a poor laborer, the most expensive player in the world. Lionel Messi – Short, High Flying, Billionaire Footballer.

After Maradona, Lionel Messi became a great player in Argentina and plays its national football team as a forward. He is also plays for Barcelona. He has also Spanish nationality. He is widely regarded and famous as one of the greatest and tallest players of all time

He was named Fédération International de Football Association (FIFA) World Player of the Year six times 2009–12, 2015, and 2019.

Early Life and Family of Lionel Andres Messi’s Biography

His early life was not good. In 1987 on 24 June, the great footballer Messi was born in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. His full name is Lionel Andres Messi. Messi fans call him Leo, Atomic Flea, La Pulga, La Pulga Atomica, Macedona. His father was Jorge Horacio Messi and he worked in a steel factory as a laborer.

His mother’s name is Celia Maria Cuccittini. Who used to work as a house service. Messi also has two brothers. His elder brother’s name is Rodrigo Messi and his younger brother’s name is Matias Messi. His sister’s name is Maria Sol Messi.

There was a shortage of money in Massi’s house, but his father was fully determined to him greatly. So he has provided every facility to Messi. And it will take him forward in the future. He played with his elder brothers in his childhood.

Lionel Andres Messi's Biography
Lionel Andres Messi’s Biography

Lionel Messi and his grandmother

Messi was very close to his grandmother. And always he gestures up in the sky for his grandmother whenever he scores a goal.

His grandmother has given him a football kit for the first time. At that time, it was only his grandmother, who wanted Messi to become a footballer. It was she who first got him enrolled at Granddolly, a local football club, at the age of 4. From there he is unstoppable.

Lionel Messi’s debut as a player

Lionel Messi started with FC Barcelona on 16 October 2004 against Espanyol.  He was introduced as a substitute for Deco in the 82nd minute of the match. He was then only 17 years and three months old; he became the youngest player to play from Barcelona in an official competition.

His debut from Argentina was in 2005 against Hungary. He came as a substitute against Hungary in the second half.

Why is Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona?

Lionel Messi left FC Barcelona at the age of 21 and it was very painful for Messi. Messi has now said goodbye to his club. He tried to save this relationship in every way. But he could not succeed. Messi, at the time of his congratulatory farewell, repeatedly stated that he did not want to leave his club. For this, he is ready to cut his fee in half. But nothing happened on this also.

Lionel Messi

After Covid, when the whole world started going down economically. In that case, FC Barcelona has a lot of debt.  According to the new rules of Spain’s football league La Liga. Any football club in Spain, with its players, coaches, and support staff. Can spend only 70% of its turnover.

FC Barcelona’s player salary expenses account for 95% of its turnover, even without Messi. Which is more than the prescribed limit. That’s why Barcelona can do whatever they want. This was not possible at all. That he could not keep Messi even on half his salary. If only Messi played for Barcelona for free. Even then his expenditure would exceed his income.

On this ground, Messi was compelled to leave the Barcelona

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Lionel Messi stats

Full NameLionel Andres Messi
Nick NameLeo, Atomic Flea, La Pulga, La Pulga Atomica, Macedona
Date of Birth24 June 1987
Birth PlaceRosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
FatherJorge Horacio Messi (steel factory worker)
MotherCelia Maria Cuccittini
Educational Qualificationshigh school education level
ProfessionArgentine professional footballer
ReligionRoman Catholic
EthnicityHispanic
SiblingsRodrigo Messi (Eldest) MTS Messi (Small) Maria Sol Messi (Youngest)
WifeAntonella Rocazzo (Model and Dietician)
Marriage Date30 June 2017
ChildrenThiago Messi Rocazzo (son) Matteo Messi Rocazzo (son) Ciro Messi Rocazzo (son)
Debut as a playerInternational – 4 August 2004 against Hungary Club – 16 October 2004 against Espanyol forward
ClubParis Saint-Germain (2021-present) FC Barcelona (2004-2021) Barcelona B (2004-2005) Barcelona C (2003-2004) Newell’s Old Boys (1995-2000) Grandoli (1992-1995)
PositionForward
Turning PointOn scoring a hat-trick against Madrid in 2007
Jersey NumberHis jersey number is 10
CoachSalvador Aparicio (Childhood Coach) Frank Rijkaard Pep Guardiol
Income$80 million 
Net-Worth$835 million
Awards, Honors, Achievements*. FIFA World Player of the Year: 2009
*. FIFA Ballon d’ Or (Golden Ball): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019
*. European Golden Boot: 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018
*. FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: 2014
*. UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award: 2011, 2015
*. La Liga Best Player: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15
*. FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2009, 2011
*. FIFA Club World Cup Final Most Valuable
*. Player (MVP): 2009, 2011
*. UEFA Goal of the Season: 2006–07, 2014–15, 2015–16

List of Records, Achievements, Awards, and Honors

2005IFFHS World’s Team of the Year was Again awarded the Pichichi Trophy
2006FIFPro World XI Spanish league Spanish cup Spanish super cup
2007Copa America tournament young players FIFPro World XI U-21 European Player of the Year IFFHS World’s Team of the Year FIFA FIFPro World11
2008EFE Trophy Olympic gold medal UEFA Championship League FIFA FIFPro World11
2009Spanish Supercup FIFA Club World Cup Toyota award FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball First Pichichi Trophy FIFA FIFPro World11
2010Second Pichichi Trophy FIFA FIFPro World11
2011Third Pichichi Trophy FIFA FIFPro World11
2012Fourth Pichichi Trophy FIFA FIFPro World11
2013Fifth Pichichi Trophy La Liga Player of the Year
2015La Liga Player of the Year
2016Sixth Pichichi Trophy
2017Seventh Pichichi Trophy
2018IFFHS World’s Team of the Year was Again awarded Pichichi Trophy
2019IFFHS World’s Team of the Year Eighth Pichichi Trophy
2020Champion for Peace and Sports Laureus World Sportsman of the Year IFFHS CONMEBOL Team of the Year Ninth Pichichi Trophy
2021Sports International Values Award

Overall stats of Messi

Games988
Goals:780
Assists:339
Cards:94 (3 red cards)
Opponents161

Lionel Messi Goals

Games507
Goals780
Coefficient1.538
Penalties104
Free Kicks60

What is Lionel Messi’s net worth?

620 million US Dollars

How many goals were scored by Messi?

From 1001 matches he has scored 790 goals

What is the age of Lionel Messi?

35 years

What is the name of Lionel Messi’s wife?

What is the height of Messi in cm?

169 cm

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Conclusions

Lionel Andrés Messi is no doubt one of the most exciting and one of the great footballers. He is a living legend and inspired thousands of young players towards football as a career.

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