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Lionel Messi

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About Lionel Messi

Last update: February, 2017

Lionel Messi , born in 1987, is a famous soccer player in the first division of Spain (Liga BBVA) currently playing in the prestigious football team FC Barcelona. He is considered one of the best soccer players in history by various technical and elite athletes. The famous footballer has multiple trophies and individual awards, among which four FIFA Golden Balls.

Since his childhood, Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini played football with his brothers, just for sport and because it was his passion, starting to play at the age of 5 in the team of Grandoli, a local team coaching by his father. In 1995 he joined the famous Argentine football team Newell's Old Boys, with which he won the Friendship Cup in Peru. Shortly after, the football star was diagnosed with a deficiency in growth hormones that prevented him to develop at the same rate as other kids his age. At 13, he was signed by FC Barcelona, playing in the lower echelons of Catalan football club and making his first team debut three years later, the youngest Barca player playing a game of first division.

The famous footballer Messi highlighted from the beginning in the famous FC Barcelona, which won the 2005/06 League and the Champions League a year later. In the following season, the popular player became part of the first team, scoring a hat-trick against the famous football team Real Madrid and great rival, and scoring a total of 38 goals. In 2007, with the award-winning Argentina football team, in which is the current captain, obtained the second place of Copa America. In the 2008/09 season he obtained the Gold Medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing and also the FC Barcelona won the treble. The famous footballer tookthe Golden Boot in 2010, establishing himself as one of the greatest football players in history, award that he won again in 2012 and 2013. A year later, Leo Messi played the final of the 2014 World Cup, losing to Germany, but again being honored by FIFA, winning the Golden ball for the best player of the tournament. In 2015, the player enjoyed one of his best seasons with the club, winning his second hat-trick with the club, the Liga, the Champions League and the Copa Del Rey.

The famous football player Leo Messi is married to Antonella Argentina Rocuzzo, a childhood friend with whom he has two children. Also in 2007 he created the Leo Messi Foundation to help young people at risk, and actively collaborates with the NGO UNICEF and FC Barcelona Foundation.