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Biography of Argentine Footballer Lionel Messi 

Lionel Messi is a famous football player. His father was a steel factory manager and mother worked as a part time cleaner.

Born: He was born on june 1987, in Rosario, Argentina.

Full name : Lionel Andres Messi .

Nick name : Leo , La Pulga , La Pulga Atomica.

 Father name : His father's name is jorge messi .

Mother name : His mother's name is celia maria cuccittini .

Height : 170 cm.

Jersey No. #10 (FC Barcelona)
                     #10 (Argentina)

Spouse : Antonella Roccuzzo .

All about Lionel Messi : Lionel Messi is a famous football player. His father was a steel factory manager and mother worked as a part time cleaner. At the age of five, messi had started playing for the gra wendoli a local club coached by his father . At the age of eight, he was playing for newell's old boys.

At the age of eleven, he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency. Local clubs did not willing to pay for his treatment.The sporting director of FC Barcelona came to his aid. He promise to offer help to messi by paying for his medical bills only if the latter moved to spain. Messi was enrolled at the Barcelona's youth academy. Messi's had started his career in the year 2000 when he played for the junior system ranks.

 His first goal came on may 1, 2005 against albacete. He had created history by being the youngest to ever score in a La Liga game for Barcelona. He had received spanish citizenship in september, 2005.
Messi's first outing at the champions league was against Italian Club Udinese.
Out of his 17 league appearances, Messi had managed to strike six goals. Messi's action for scoring the goals was way too similar to maradona's, which resulted in him being labelled as 'messidona'. In february 27, 2007 Messi play his 100th match for Barcelona against Valencia CF.

 In the season, messi had managed to score 16 goals and assisted 13 times in all competitions. 2009 was a succesful year for messi as he not only won his first Copa Del Rey but helped his team win La Liga and finally the champions league. He ended the season with an overall 38 goals 18 assists record.  He became the first Barcelona player to score back to back hat tricks in La Liga. The year ended with Messi scoring 47 goals and 11 assists in all competitions. In 2010 Copa Del Rey final, messi was however the joint top-scorer of the tournament along with Cristiano Ronaldo with 7 goals.

Messi had finished the 2010-11 season with 53 goals and 24 assists in all competitions combined. In 2011-12 season , he had become the leading goal scorer for Barcelona in all official competitions. He became the first player to score five goals in an UEFA champions league match. In 2012, messi's goal count rested at 91 for the calendar year which was the highest ever. The  outstanding performance of Messi led to Barcelona renewing its contract with this ace footballer until the year 2018.

 His persistent injuries posed a threat to his career but he bounced back 2014 and had a good start to the 2014-15 season. He scored a hat trick against sevilla in november which made him the all time top scorer in La Liga. He had an amazing start in the 2015 season. Messi himself scored 58 of the 122 goals. In the season 2015-16 season, he scored a total of 41 goals and provided 23 assists. He announced his retirement from  international football following argentina's loss to chlle in the final of Copa America Centenario on 26 june ,2016. Following his retirement, a campaign had begun to urge Messi to change his decision.

 On 12 august 2016 , it was announced that , messi has reversed his decision to retire and will be part of Argentina's 2018 World Cup Campaign. On 30 june 2017, he married roccuzzo at a luxury hotel named hotel city center , in Rosario with about 260 guests attending his wedding. Messi and roccuzo have three sons Thiago born in 2012, Mateo born in 2015 and Ciro born in 2018. Messi had established the leo Messi foundation , a charity supporting access to education and health care for vulnerable children , in 2007. Massey was, in 2010, a goodwill ambassador to UNICEF.

 Messi has won the prestigious Ballon D'or five times. He won it in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. Messi was honoured with the golden shoe 4 times in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2017. He had won the FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball twice in 2009 and 2011.

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