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Lionel Messi – Bio, Wife, Son, Family, Weight, Height, Age, Net worth




Lionel Messi is a soccer player who needs no introduction as his accomplishments in the soccer industry speaks for him. From the start of his professional career to date, Messi has stayed with Spanish club FC Barcelona and has won a club record with 32 trophies, 5 Ballon d’Or awards and 5 European gold shoes. After his achievements in soccer, many people consider the player not only as the world’s best soccer player but also as one of the greatest soccer players to walk the surface of the earth.

Lionel Messi Bio (Age)

Born Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini on June 24, 1987, in Rosario, central Argentina, the superstar fell in love with the sport from a young age due to being born into a close family that loves football very much. At this young age, he was always playing football with his older brothers and cousins.

When he was four years old he became a part of a local club, Grandoli, and there his father was his coach. Although his father influenced him as a player, Celia, his maternal grandmother, who always trained and competed with him, is considered his earliest influence. Unfortunately, she died not too long before he was eleven. However, the player continues to acknowledge them by looking up and pointing at the sky to celebrate their goals.

At the age of six, Lionel Messi joined NewellOld Boys and spent six years there scoring almost 500 goals for the youth team The Machine of 87. His dream of becoming a professional soccer player was threatened after it was revealed he had growth hormone deficiency at the age of ten. Although his father’s health insurance covered his treatment for two years, any attempt to raise the remaining funds to complete his treatment proved unsuccessful.

In September 2000, Messi with the help of hisrelatives in Catalonia were given a chance at a court case with Barcelona, ​​but were only signed when an ultimatum was issued to the club on December 14 to prove they wanted him. The following year, his family moved to Barcelona, ​​​​where they stayed in an apartment near Camp Nou, the club’s stadium. However, due to some transfer conflicts, Lionel Messi only played in friendlies and in the Catalan league in the first year of his stay in Spain. Meanwhile, his family later returned to Rosario, leaving Messi and his father behind.

After a year at La Masia, Barcelona, ​​following his youth academy, the Argentine was finally inducted into the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) in February 2002 and has competed in all competitions. He became a member of Barcelona’s youth team, the “Baby Dream Team”, after completing his growth hormone treatment in 2001.

With a total of 36 goals in 30 games in the 2002/03 season, Lionel Messi was the top scorer in the Bundesliga Cadetes A and at the end of the season he received his first offer to join foreign club Arsenal, but he decided to stay at Barcelona. He played in the league in 2004 aged 17, becoming the youngest footballer to play in the league at the time.

Lionel Messi, one of the best footballers in the world, is now the FC Barcelona striker and captain of the Argentina national football team. He wowed the world with his rare talents in many international matches and joined the list of goalscorers in international matches.

His capital

As of the first quarter of 2019, Messi’s net worth is estimated to be around $400 million. The footballer has risen to the peak of his professional football career and for many years has enjoyed a prestige that many of his peers have not enjoyed. This is mainly due to his aggressive plays that set him apart from other players on any soccer field. Lionel Messi has not only focused on the fame he has gained through his talent but also received a lot of money as salary.

In November 2017, he signed a contract extension with Barcelona, ​​who will keep him at the club for the 2020/21 season and pay him an annual salary and a bonus that makes him the highest-paid footballer in the world, according to a report published in February 2019 According to the report, Messi receives €8.3m every month. This is the largest part of the monthly wages among football stars in Europe.

As of July 2018, he was ranked #8 on Forbes Celebrity 100 Earnings with an income of $111 million.

Along with his hefty salary, Messi also has a lifetime contract with Adidas, coupled with other deals with Gatorade, Pepsi, Ooredoo, Huawei and Hawkers, from which he also earns millions of dollars annually. In 2020, a theme park called Messi Experience Park will open in the Chinese city of Nanjing.


The football star is the third of hisparents’ four children. His father, Jorge Messi, worked as a manager in a steel factory, while his mother, Celia Cuccittini, worked in a workshop manufacturing magnets. He has two older brothers, Rodrigo and Matías, and a younger sister named María Sol.

Besides his talent, Messi’s successful careeris the result of his very close relationship with the immediate members of his family, especially his mother. Matters affecting his career will be treated as a family business.

While his father remained his agent from the age of 14, Rodrigo, his eldest brother, took care of his daily program and commercials. In turn, his mother and another brother named Matías manage the Leo Messi Foundation and take care of his personal and professional affairs in Rosario.

wife and son

Lionel Messi’s love life is as interesting as his football career. In 2008, the then 20-year-old star began dating Rosario native Antonella Roccuzzo, who he had known since they were 5 years old. The soccer player has known Antonella for so long because she is the cousin of his best friend Lucas Scaglia (also a soccer player) who he has had the best working relationship with since childhood.

He kept their relationship under wraps for a year but eventually confirmed they were together, first in an interview in January 2009 and a month later during a carnival that was taking place in Sitges. Antonella Roccuzzo and Lionel Messi gave birth to two sons while dating: Thiago who was born on November 2, 2012 and Mateo who was born in April 2015.
8 years after dating, the couple decided to maketheir relationship official. They married in June 2017 at a luxury hotel in Rosario, Argentina. Dubbed the wedding of the century by many, the ceremony was attended by soccer stars and other celebrities who made up their 260 guests.

On October 15, 2017, Messi’s wife announced via an Instagram post that their third child is on the way, and on March 10, 2018, the celebrity couple welcomed their third son, named Ciro.

weight size

The Rosario-born international footballer is 5 years old, his feet are 1.70 m tall and his weight is 67 kg. His body measurements are – chest: 40 inches, waist: 32 inches, and biceps: 12 inches. Lionel Messi also has brown hair/eyes and wears shoe size 10 (US).

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