Who is Lionel Messi?
Lionel Messi is a big name in the football and sports industry. You do not find a sports-loving person who does not know Messi. He is a professional football player who is considered a legend in this sport and one of the greatest players of all time. Messi plays for the team Barcelona in league games and also plays for the Argentina National team.
Messi was born on the 24th of June, 1987 under the name Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini in the largest city of Argentina, Rosario. He was born to Jorge Messi and Celia Cuccittini. Jorge is a steel factory manager whereas Celia used to work in a magnet manufacturing workshop. Furthermore, he has three siblings.
Messi’s zodiac sign is Cancer. He stands to 5 feet and 7 inches (1.70 meters). He has a beautiful pair of black eyes and black hair. Furthermore, he has Italian and Spanish descent.
Marriage and Dating
Messi dated Antonella Roccuzzo since 2008, who is his childhood sweetheart. The couple has three sons together named Thiago Messi, Mateo Messi, and Ciro Messi. The couple married on the 30th of June, 2017.
The Club Career of Lionel Messi
For the 2003-04 season, Messi played for the Barcelona C Club in the Tercera Division. He made a total of 10 appearances and scored a total of 5 goals in the league games. Similarly, Messi played for the Barcelona B Club in the 2003-04 season in the Segunda Division B. In this season, he made a total fo 5 appearances but did not score a single goal. In the 2004-05 season, he made a total of 17 appearances and scored 6 goals in the league.
Lionel started playing for the Barcelona main team and the La Liga Division since the 2004-05 season. In the 2004-05 season, he appeared in 7 games in the league with 1 goal in total. Similarly, he played 1 game in the Copa del Rey and 1 game in the Champions League. Furthermore, Messi made 17 appearances with 6 goals made in the league games, 2 appearances with 1 goal in the Copa del Rey and 6 appearances with 1 goal in the Champions League.
In the 2006-07 season, he made 26 appearances in the league and achieved 14 goals in league games. Furthermore, he appeared in 2 games in the Copa del Rey and scored a total of two goals. Messi made 5 appearances in the Champions League with one goal scored. Similarly, he appeared in 28 games in the league games of 2007-08 season and scored a total of 10 goals. He appeared in 3 games for the Copa del Rey and 9 games in the Champions League. Similarly, Messi appeared in 35 games in the 2009-10 season with 34 goals scored.
Messi appeared in 60 games in the 2011-12 season and scored a total of 73 goals in that season. Similarly, in the 2012-13 season, he played a total of 50 games and scored a total of 60 goals in that season. Messi appeared in 46 games in the 2013-14 season and scored a total of 41 games in total.
Messi appeared in 57 games in the 2014-15 season and achieved a total of 58 goals. Similarly, he appeared in 49 games in the 2015-16 season and scored a total of 41goals, 26 in league games, 5 in Copa del Rey, and 6 in the champions league. Similarly, in the 2016-17 season, he appeared in 52 games and scored a total of 45 goals.
In the 2017-18 season, Messi appeared in 54 games and scored 45 goals in total. He then appeared in 50 games the next season and scored 51 goals. In the 2019-20 season, Messi has appeared in 26 games to date and scored 19 goals in total.
International Career of Lionel Messi
Messi has represented his country Argentina in various matches and games since 2004. He was a part of the Argentina Under 20 team in 2004 and 2005. In these two years, he appeared in 16 competitive games and achieved 11 goals in total. Similarly, he became the part of Argentina Under 23 team in 2008 and appeared in 5 Olympics games and scored 2 goals in total. Messi started playing for the Argentina national team since 2005 and has been a part of the team since.
In 2005, he appeared in 3 games for the FIFA World Cup Qualifications. Furthermore, he made 3 appearances in the 2006 FIFA World Cup and scored one goal. Similarly, Messi appeared in 6 games in the Copa America and scored two goals in 2007. In the same year, he appeared in 4 games for the World Cup Qualifications and scored two goals. In 2008, Messi appeared in 6 games for the World Cup Qualifiers and scored one goal.
Similarly, he appeared in 8 games for the World Cup Qualifications and scored one game in total. He then appeared in the Fifa World Cup 2010 and played 5 games. However, he did not score a goal. In 2011, he appeared in 4 games for the Copa America and 4 games for the World Cup Qualifications, where he scored 2 goals.
More About His Career
Messi then played 5 games for the 2012 World Cup Qualifications and scored 5 goals. He again appeared in 5 games for the 2013 World Cup Qualifications and scored 3 goals for the national team. Messi became the part of the Argentina National Team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and scored 4 goals in total. He then appeared in 6 games in the Copa America and scored 1 goal. In 2016, he appeared in 5 games for the World Cup Qualifications and 5 games for the Copa America Centenario.
Messi then appeared in 5 games for the FIFA World Cup Qualifications in 2017 and scored 4 goals in total. He then appeared in 4 games for the FIFA World Cup 2018 and scored 1 goal. In 2019, Messi appeared in 6 games for the Copa America and scored 1 goal.
Awards and Achievements
Messi is a wonderful player who has many achievements. he received the FIFA Ballon d’Or in years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2019. Furthermore, he won the FIFA World Cup Golden Ball in 2014 and the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2009. Messi also won The Best FIFA Men’s Player in 2019. Furthermore, he won the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award in the years 2011 and 2015, Club Footballer of the Year in 2009 and 2019. Messi also received the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2014. He has also received various other awards.
Net Worth of Lionel Messi
Messi is a wonderful player who has achieved more than so many wonderful players in sports. So, a net worth of around $400 million does not come as a surprise.