Lionel Messi


Quick Facts

Full Name: Lionel Messi
Birth Date: June 24, 1987
Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
Profession: Football Player
Country: Argentina
Horoscope: Cancer
Height: 5 feet 7 inches (1.70m)
Wife Antonella Roccuzzo
Married Antonella Roccuzzo (2017)
Net Worth $600 million
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark brown
Birth Place Rosario
Status Married
Grandparents Antonio Cuccittini, Celia Oliveira Cuccittini, Eusebio Messi, and Rosa Maria Pérez.
Cousin Maximiliano and Emanuel Biancucchi
Nationality Argentine
Ethnicity Mixed (Spanish-Italian)
Education Escuela Primaria N° 66 “Gral. Las Heras
Father Jorge Messi
Mother Celia María Cuccittini
Siblings Matias Messi, Rodrigo Messi, and Maria Sol Messi
Kids Thiago Messi, Mateo Messi, and Ciro Messi Roccuzzo
Facebook Lionel Messi Facebook
Instagram Lionel Messi Instagram

Lionel Messi, a professional football player from Argentina, is recognized as one of the greatest players in football history.

Where is Lionel Messi from?

Argentina’s Rosario is where Lionel Messi is originally from. On June 24, 1987, he was born as Lionel Andrés Messi. He will be 34 years old in 2021, and his horoscope is Cancer. He is the son of Jorge Messi and Celia Mara Cuccittini (father). While his mother worked in a workshop where magnets were made, his father managed a steel mill. His maternal grandparents are Eusebio Messi and Rosa Maria Pérez, while his paternal grandparents are Antonio Cuccittini and Celia Oliveira Cuccittini.

Lionel Messi with her mother(Source: The Mirror)

He has two brothers, Matias Messi and Rodrigo Messi, and a sister, social media celebrity Maria Sol Messi. Maximiliano and Emanuel Biancucchi, who are both his cousins, play football in Argentina. He was identified as having a growth hormone deficit at the age of 11. Lionel is of mixed ethnicity and is an Argentine national by birth (Spanish-Italian).

Which college did Lionel Messi attend?

In Rosario, Argentina, at Escuela Primaria N° 66 “Gral. Las Heras,” Lionel completed his formal education. After that, he went to some top colleges, although he hasn’t yet given the media the specifics of his schooling.

How much money does Lionel Messi make?

As of 2022, Lionel Messi’s net worth is anticipated to be approximately $600 million. His career as a successful football player, who makes an estimated $75 million year, has allowed him to amass such a big sum. He just agreed to a two-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain, which will pay him $75 million year before taxes and around $40 million after taxes.

Additionally, Messi makes a respectable living via endorsement deals with businesses that are involved in the fashion and sports industries. Messi receives almost $40 million a year in sponsorship fees. He donated €600,000 for the renovation of a children’s hospital in his capacity as a philanthropist. Messi certainly leads an opulent and rewarding lifestyle with his wife and other family members.

Building & Vehicle Collection

Lionel has purchased a number of homes around the world. Messi owns a luxurious condo skyscraper in Miami with a Porsche design. For $7 million, he acquired a second home in Barcelona. He currently lives in a lavish property in Bellamar that he purchased in 2009 for $1.7 million and renovated for $6 million. His opulent home has a mini-garden, playground, pool, and an outside eating area.

Messi enjoys driving high-end vehicles. His collection of automobiles includes the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8, Audi R8 V10, LEXUS RX, Cadillac Escalade, Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti Spider, Ferrari F430 Spider, Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale, Mini Cooper S Cabriolet, Pagani Zonda, and Range Rover Vogue and Range Rover Sport.

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Is Lionel Messi’s marriage still going strong?

Yes, Lionel is still married to his lovely wife Antonella Roccuzzo. Through a common acquaintance named Lucas Scaglia, they got to know one another for the first time in their hometown. Lucas’ cousin is Antonelle. Messi was only nine years old when they first met, and his wife was even younger. In January 2009, the couple publicly announced their relationship, and ever then, they have been inseparable.

Lionel Messi and his wife(Source: Football Espana)

On June 30, 2017, at the Hotel City Center in Rosario, the pair, who had been dating for a number of years, finally said “I do.” Since Antonella is Messi’s first love, there is no information available about his previous relationships, and he is currently free of speculations and controversy.

How many kids does Lionel Messi have?

With his lovely wife, Lionel has welcomed three sons into the world. Thiago Messi, his first son, was born on November 2, 2012; Mateo Messi, his second son, was born on September 11, 2015; and Ciro Messi Roccuzzo, his third son, was born on March 10, 2018.

Lionel Messi and His son(Source: Pinterest)

Lionel spends a lot of time with his three sons and has a special relationship with each of them. He values them above all else and adores each and every one of them.

What is the height and weight of Lionel Messi?

The height and weight of Lionel are 5 feet 7 inches and 65 kilograms, respectively. His waist, chest, and biceps are each 12 inches, 40 inches, and 32 inches in length, respectively. Both Lionel’s eyes and hair are dark brown.

Professional life

GAMES AND GOALS PER TEAM

Argentina (2005-2018)
128 games 65 goals
Argentina U23 (2008)
5 games 2 goals
Argentina U20 (2004-2005)
18 games 14 goals
FC Barcelona (Spain, 2004-2018)
418 games 383 goals
FC Barcelona B (Spain, 2004-2005) 22 games 6 goals
FC Barcelona C (Spain, 2003-2004) 10 games 5 goals
TOTAL
601 games
475 goals
  • Messi began playing football with the Rosario soccer club when he was just six years old.
  • At the age of 17, he faced RCD Espanyol in his league debut.
  • At that time, he surpassed the third-youngest player to ever suit up for FC Barcelona.
  • He left Barcelona in the year 2021 and became a forward for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1.
  • In addition to his football career, Messi is active in charitable causes.
  • In 2007, he established the Leo Messi Foundation.
  • His nonprofit aids underprivileged youngsters in getting access to both education and medical care.
  • He was appointed UNICEF’s goodwill ambassador in 2010.

Achievements & Awards

  • Throughout his career, Messi has received a number of significant medals and trophies.
  • He has received six Ballon d’Or awards so far.
  • A total of six European Golden Shoes have been awarded to him.
  • Messi was selected for the Ballon d’Or Dream Team in 2020.
  • He set a club record with Barcelona’s football team by winning 35 trophies.
  • He now holds the record for scoring the most goals in La Liga (474), the UEFA Champions League (8), the Copa América (17), and other competitions.
  • He also holds the record for the most goals scored outside of South America by a guy with 79.
  • Messi has scored 750 goals in his adult career overall for club and nation.

TITLES WON (34*)

2005 .
La Liga (FC Barcelona)
Supercopa de España (FC Barcelona)
FIFA U-20 World Cup (Argentina)
2006
La Liga (FC Barcelona)
UEFA Champions League (FC Barcelona)
Supercopa de España (FC Barcelona)
2008
Olympic Gold Medal (Argentina)
2009
La Liga (FC Barcelona)
Copa del Rey (FC Barcelona)
Supercopa de España (FC Barcelona)
UEFA Champions League (FC Barcelona)
UEFA Super Cup (FC Barcelona)
FIFA Club World Cup (FC Barcelona)
2010
La Liga (FC Barcelona)
Supercopa de España (FC Barcelona)
2011 La Liga (FC Barcelona)
Supercopa de España (FC Barcelona)
UEFA Champions League (FC Barcelona)
UEFA Super Cup (FC Barcelona)
FIFA Club World Cup (FC Barcelona)
2012 Copa del Rey (FC Barcelona)
2013 La Liga (FC Barcelona)
Supercopa de España (FC Barcelona)
2015 La Liga (FC Barcelona)
Copa del Rey (FC Barcelona)
UEFA Champions League (FC Barcelona)
UEFA Super Cup (FC Barcelona)
FIFA Club World Cup (FC Barcelona)
2016 La Liga (FC Barcelona)
Copa del Rey (FC Barcelona)
Supercopa de España (FC Barcelona)
2017 Copa del Rey (FC Barcelona)
2018 La Liga (FC Barcelona)
Copa del Rey (FC Barcelona)

MAIN AWARDS AND INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

Top goalscorer
Argentina national team all-time top goalscorer (since 2016)
FC Barcelona all-time top goalscorer (since 2012)
UEFA Champions League top goalscorer (2009/10/11/12/15)
La Liga top goalscorer (2010/12/13/17/18)
Copa del Rey top goalscorer (2009/11/14/16/17)
Guiness World Record as top goalscorer for club and country in a calendar year (91 goals, 2012)
Best player
Ballon d’Or * (2009 – France Footbal, 2010/11/12/15 – FIFA)
Golden Ball in Brazil’s World Cup (2014 – FIFA)
World Player of the Year (2009 – FIFA)
Golden Shoe (2010/12/13/17/18 – European Sports Media)
Golden Boy (2005 – European Sports Media)
Best Player in Europe (2011/15 – UEFA)
Best Player in Spain (2009/10/11/12/13/15 – La Liga)
Miscellaneous____ World Cup Dream Team (2014 – FIFA)
Copa America Dream Team (2007/11/15/16 – CONMEBOL)
Goal of the Season (2007/15/16 – UEFA)
Copa America Best Goal (2007 – CONMEBOL)
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador (since 2010 – UN)

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