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Lionel Messi

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Birthday
24, 1987
Birthplace
Rosario, Argentina
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
24, 1987 (age 34)
Birthplace
Rosario, Argentina

About

Star soccer forward who gained world fame while playing with FC Barcelona and as captain of Argentina's national team. He won the Ballon d'Or four straight years from 2009 to 2012 and he received the Golden Ball Award after leading the Argentinian national team to the World Cup Championship game in 2014. In August 2021 he left FC Barcelona to play for Paris Saint-Germain FC.

Before Fame

He was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency when he was 11 years old and his local club, Newell's Old Boys, did not want to pay to treat it, so he moved to Spain to play for FC Barcelona. 

Trivia

When he was 25, he became the youngest player in history to score 200 goals in La Liga and in March 2012, he became the first player in Champions League history to score five goals in a single match.

Family Life

He grew up in Argentina with his parents Jorge and Celia, and his siblings: Maria, Matias, and Rodrigo. He married Antonella Roccuzzo in 2017. He and Antonella have sons named MateoThiago and Ciro

Associated With

Many pundits began calling him the next Pele after he won the 2009 UEFA Super Cup with Barcelona.