Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini
|Date of Birth||
June 24, 1987
Argentina, FC Barcelona, Barcelona C, Barcelona B, Argentina U20, Argentina U23
Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer, who is regarded as the best soccer of the recent times and one of the greatest footballers of all time. He played for both Argentina & Barcelona national teams and has captained both squads at international level.
He started playing football at the age of four only with the inspection of his parents. He belongs to a tight-knit football-loving family thus has got the passion of football from an early age. He started getting professional training since then by joining club Grandoli. Messi took his primary football lesson from his father but, later join Rosario club for football at the age of six and then, moved to Newell’s club in the same following year.
At the age of 10, Messi was diagnosed with the growth hormone deficiency syndrome. It was impossible to bear the unbelievable expenditure of treatment for this disease. The talent of this Argentine player compensated that time, and he got full financial support from his team Newell’s Old Boys to recover this issue.
He kept continuing his football journey uninterruptedly during his growing year and raised the stair of success eventually with several teams in his glorious club career. His success rate in this field soon led him to the intentional level and he started his international career for Argentina in 2004.
He plays in forward playing position and treats the ball as a midfielder by starting playing down the center of the field. He is mostly praised for his quick direction-changing ability and upper-body strength along with lack of diving quality.
He is one of the most popular athletes in this world, whose global popularity and influence are quietly unimaginable. This attribute made him a top marketing brand for many noted trade names including ADIDAS, Turkish Airlines, and Tata Motors. According to the latest survey, Lionel Messi is considered one of the world’s most influential people by Time.
Debut (International): For Argentina in FIFA 29th June 2004
Debut Club Level: For Barcelona’s Youth Academy, 16th November 2003
Current Club: FC Barcelona
Club Level Career:
He has scored 603 goals in 687 matches in 16 years of Club Career (last updated on June 17th, 2019). This included “45” hat-tricks
He has scored 88 goals in 157 matches in 15 years of international Career (last updated on 17th of June 2019). This included “6” hat-tricks
|Achievements/Records Associated With||
The only player to score more than 40 goals in 10 consecutive seasons