Lionel Messi Biography| Family| Career| Net Worth

Lionel Messi Biography:

There are very few players who have stood up against the odds and proven themselves in the world of football Lionel Mess is one of them, he is a kind of a player who manages to turn things around and bring the miracle out of it.

Lionel Messi has got telegraphic dribbling skills and also thrilled the football fans with his amazing skills, now after all these years of success he has become a global icon.

In his life, Lionel Messi has managed to overcome the insuperable challenges which stood between the Six times ballon d’Or player and to his dreams.

In this article, we have described Lionel Messi Life story from diagnosed with Groth Horomon deficiency to the best player in the world journey has been elaborated.

Lionel Messi Family:


Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittni was born on the 24th June in the year 1987 in Argentina, Lionel Messi’s father Jorge Messi was a worker in a steel factory in Argentina and Leo Messi mother Celia Cuccittini was working in a magnet working for a manufacturing organization.

Lionel Messi is the third children of the fourth children of his parents; Lionel Messi family is a passionate football-loving family, Lionel Messi also has a wife named Antonella Roccuzzo, Messi and Antonella known each other since they were five years old and they were in a relationship since 2008.

Messi and Antonella have three children named Thiago Messi, Ciro Messi, and Mateo Messi.

Lionel Messi shares a strong bond with his family, Lionel Messi got the tattoo of his mother on his left shoulder, and his father Jorge Messi has been his agent since he was 14 years old, his older brother Rodrigo handles his daily schedules and publicity and his mother and his brother Matias Messi look after his charitable organization.

Lionel Messi Family plays a crucial role in Lionel Messi Biography.

Lionel Messi Career:


Lionel Messi is a stellar performer in this generation of footballer, who has dominated the world with his prowess skills and won several major accolades with his club and country.

Early Career:


Being born in a football-loving family Lionel Messi has developed his love for this game since his childhood, and at the early age Lionel Messi joined the club named Grandoli, and it was Lionel Messi first club under the supervision of his father Jorge Messi.

from then Lionel Messi Football journey started after this club at the age of six Lionel Messi joined the Newell’s old boys club, and he continued with them for more than six years and in these years the superstar scored more than 500 goals for the club and he was the member of “The Machine of ’87”, near an unbeatable youth team who used to entertain the fans with their unprecedented ball control and skills.

Though in the age of 10 his career as a footballer received threaten as he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency, and his father insurance policy manages to cover his two-year treatment against the disease, in the beginning, Lionel Messi team(Newell’s old boys) agrees to help him but later on, the negated from their promise, in his early days Lionel Messi was also scouted by the Argentine giant’s River plate where Lionel Messi idol Pablo Aimer used to play but during the club’s economic crisis in the country, This phase was crucial in Lionel Messi Biography.

In the year 2000 Lionel Andres Messi relatives were there in Catalonia and soon they asked Messi to come and give a try at Barcelona, after noticing his skills the Barcelona first team director wanted to sign him but other Barcelona directors hesitate to bring him in as at that time it was highly unusual to sign any foreign player at that tender age but at the age of his 14 Messi signed a deal with the club on a napkin.

Then his family shifts to Barcelona and soon Messi enrolled himself with Royal Spanish Football Federation and he was with the bunch of players like Fabregas, Pique, Iniesta, and Xavi, after overcoming from his disease Messi become the part of the Barcelona’s integral part of Baby dream team, in his first full season Lionel Become the top scorer with 36 goals in the 30 matches.

After his successful season with them, he received an offer from Arsenal where his friend Fabregas joined, but he remains to stay with the club.



Lionel Messi Barcelona Debut was made at the age of 16 years, four months, and 23 days old against Jose Mourinho’s Porto in the 75th Minute as a substitute, in that match creating two chances and one on target shoot in the game impressed with technical staff.

After Messi’s first training session with the senior squad, the Brazilian legend Ronaldinho said to his teammates that one day he thinks one day Messi would become a better player than him, soon Ronaldinho becomes friends with Messi, which eased his chances in the first team.

In October 2004 the present Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard gives Messi a chance to play in the first team from the right-hand position, On October 16th against Espanyol Messi La Liga debut was made for Barcelona at the age of 17 years three months and 22 days old and become the youngest player to represent the Spanish giants in an official competition.

Messi scored his first Barcelona goal on 1st May in 2005 against Albacete from an assist by Ronaldinho, on June 24, 2005, Messi signed a new deal with Barcelona for five years and they put the release clause of  €150 million.

After getting his Spanish citizenship, Lionel Messi Started his journey and established themselves in the first team right winger alongside with Ronaldinho and Eto, he was participating in major games like El Clasico’s and in Barcelona’s away victory against Chelsea in the second leg and in that season they won the Champions League as well though Messi was not able to be a part of the team because at that time he was suffering from a hamstring injury at that point.

At a young age, Messi already being compared with his compatriot and former Barcelona legend Diego Maradona, and Lionel Messi proved similarity with him when he scored similar two gaols like Maradon in the time frame of three weeks.

On 18th April during the game against Getafe a game in the Copa Del Rey Messi got the ball from the right-hand side from the center of the pitch and make a run of 60 meters with dribbling past four defenders and the goalkeeper just as Maradona did for Argentine in the 1986 world cup against England, and just after it in a league match against Espanyol Messi just threw himself in a cross and guided the ball beyond past the goalkeeper into the net in a similar manner the way Maradona did the Hand of God.

After the Brazilian Ronaldinho lost his form, Messi stood up at the age of 20, and his efforts for the team earned his recognition around the world, in that year Lionel Messi came third in the Ballon d’Or race Behind Kaka and Ronaldo and he came second in the race of FIFA world player of the year award.

After the departure of Ronaldinho and Frank Rijkaard, Barcelona given the Lionel Messi Number 10 shirt, and also signed a new contract with the team on an annual salary of  €7.8 million and becoming the highest-paid player in the club.

In his first season under Pep Guardiola Lionel Messi had his first scintillating season with Barcelona scoring 38 goals in his 51 games, where he played as a false nine-player under him which is a central striker position but with a little drop down into the midfielder linking up with the Xavi and Iniesta.

In that season Barcelona won the La Liga trophy under Pep Guardiola, and also become the Champions League winner by defeating the Manchester United in the final at Rome where Messi Scored one gaol from a header and in that season he becomes the Champions League top scorer with nine goals to his name and become the youngest in the tournament’s history, In that season Barcelona becomes the first Spanish team to win the treble and with his scintillating performance,  Messi Club Barcelona offered him a new contract which extended till 2016 and his salary was increased to  €12 million, and that was the first time Lionel Messi Champions League trophy was stored into his cabinet.

In that season Barcelona won the FIFA Club World Cup against Estudiantes De La Plata on 19th December, with Messi scoring the winning goal with his chest, At 22 years of age, Lionel Messi won his first Ballon d’Or and FIFA world player of the year award, Lionel Messi Biography elucidates this was igniting phase in his career.

In the year 2010 Lionel Messi won FIFA Ballond’Or year award for his the outstanding season with Barcelona, and in the next season, Lionel Messi Becomes the Barcelona’s all-time single-season top scorer with his 53 goals and 24 assists during the season and won his third Ballon d’Or title and also the inaugural UEFA Best Player of the Europe award.

Lionel Messi’s wonderful run with Barcelona continued in the year 2012 as well as he creates Gunniess world record of scoring total 91 goals for Barcelona and Argentina and as the odds on favorite, Messi won his fourth Ballon d’Or award and becoming the only player in the history of football to win four Ballon d’Or trophy to his name and also Lionel Messi Golden Boot award got bestowed to him for his telegraphic season.

In the 2013-14 season, Lionel Messi signed a new contract with the Catalan giants until 2018, though in that season Messi suffered an injury which saw his side lost the Champions League match against the German giants Bayern Munich by 7-0 goals in the two-leg fixture and after that defeat, his side were criticized by the football pundits for Messi dependency.

Messi signed a new contract with his side and which made his salary increase from 20 million euros to 36 million euros and under the new coach of Luis Enrique he formed a trio with Luis Suarez and with the Brazilian wonder kid Neymar and three of them formed a deadly trio named MSN.

In that year Messi becomes the youngest member to get featured in the UEFA Champions League, and in that season Messi scored 58 goals for Barcelona and the trio scored a total of 122 goals in all competition which was a record in Spanish football.

In 2015 Barcelona won their second treble under Luis Enrique and Messi won his second treble with Barcelona, in that season in the Champions League Messi finished the season as a joint top scorer with ten goals and also achieved the goal scoring mark in five consecutive Champions League season.

After the departure of Andres Iniesta, Messi captained the Barcelona side in the 2018,19 season, and as a Barcelona captain he lifted his first trophy Supercopa de Espana against Sevilla, In his captaincy, Messi becomes the first player to score 400t La Liga goal in his 435th appearances for Barcelona and become the first player in Europe to achieve that feat in top-five leagues.

In his career, Lionel Messi Ballon d’Or trophy of six he has to his name which is highest ever by any individual in the football fraternity.

In his career so far Messi has made 506 appearances for Barcelona in all competition and netted 638 goals for them in all competition, and with Barcelona Lionel Messi has won Ten La Liga titles, Six Copa Del Rey titles, four UEFA Champions League, Two UEFA Super cup and Three FIFA Club World cup trophy.

International Career:


As Lionel Messi was dual Argentine and a Spanish national, he was eligible to play for both the countries, Selectors of Spain’s U17 tried to lure him to play for the Spanish national team but he declined their proposal and choose his motherland Argentina.

Messi played a crucial role for Argentine in World Youth Championship in 2005 wherein the Final he scored the vital goal against Nigeria and Lionel Messi Country Argentine won that Championship for the fifth time in their history and also bestowed with Golden Ball award for his six goals in the tournament.

After the Youth Level Success, Messi Argentine debut was made under Jose Pekermen against Hungary on 17th August 2005 at the age of 18 years old, after that in the 2006 World cup Messi named in the Argentine Squad and made his world cup debut for Argentine against Serbia and Montenegro and become the youngest Argentine player to represent the country at World cup level, in that match Lionel Messi world cup goal was scored against Serbia and Montenegro and Argentina won the match by 6-0 goals.

After the 2006 world cup, Messi named in the star-studded 2007 Copa America squad of Argentina who was dubbed to become the winner of the competition, where Messi scored a wonderful chipped goal against Mexico and booked their place in the Semi-Finals but somehow in the final, they lost it to their arch-rivals Brazil by 3-0 goals and the team got heavily criticized.

In the Next year 2008 Summer Olympic, Barcelona tried to barred Messi from representing Argentine in the Olympics but the Barcelona Manager Pep Guardiola let him permitted Messi to participate in the tournament.

In that tournament, Messi scored the opening goal against Ivory Coast, and also against the Netherlands to secure their place in the Semi-Finals, and after defeating Brazil in the Semi-Final, they faced Nigeria in the final where Messi made an assist in their 2-1 win and claimed Olympic Gold Medals for his country.

In his International Career, Messi represented Argentine in the 2014 World cup in Brazil where they lost it to Germany in the final by 1-0 goal in the extra time and he was awarded the Best player in the tournament and in also represented his country in 2015 and 2016 Copa America wherein both the occasions they lost the match in the final against Chile in the penalty shootout.

After the loss of 2016 Copa America final Messi announced his retirement but somehow he returned for Argentine in the 2018 World cup where they lost against the Champions in the round of 16 against by 4-3 goals, and in 2019 lost the Copa America match against the organization nation Brazil in the Semi-Final and earned third-placed by defeating Chile.

This season Messi Copa America Hunt will continue when he will represent his country in the Copa America 2020 competition which will be held in Argentine and in Colombia.

Lionel Mesi Biography covers his entire International Career.

Lionel Messi Net Worth:


The Net worth of Lionel Messi is around $400 million USD as of Now in 2020; in 2019 Forbes ranked Lionel Messi among 1st Athlete of 100 highest-earning celebrities.

Most of his earning came from this game football and from his various endorsements, in his recent Barcelona contract Messi gets worth £500,000 (€565,000) a week.

Messi has been a prominent face of Adidas and also has been part of brands like Pepsi, Gillette and Turkish Airlines.

Lionel Messi Records and Achievements:


Here we have given the list of Lionel Messi awards Individual which he won for his scintillating performance throughout the year and also the trophies that Lionel Messi current teams for which he has won these awards.


  • La Liga: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19.
  • Copa del Rey: 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18.
  • Supercopa de España: 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018.
  • UEFA Champions League: 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15.
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015.
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015.

Argentina U20:

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup: 2005

Argentina U23:

  • Summer Olympics: 2008


  • FIFA Ballon d’Or/Ballon d’Or: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019.
  • FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: 2014.
  • FIFA World Player of the Year: 2009.
  • The Best FIFA Men’s Player: 2019.
  • European Golden Shoe: 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19.
  • Copa América Golden Ball: 2015.
  • UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award: 2011, 2015.
  • UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2009.
  • UEFA Club Forward of the Year: 2009, 2019.
  • La Liga Best Player: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2017–18, 2018–19.
  • La Liga Best Forward: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16.
  • Pichichi Trophy: 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19.
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2009, 2011.
  • FIFA Club World Cup Silver Ball: 2015.
  • FIFA Club World Cup Final Most Valuable Player: 2009, 2011.
  • FIFA World Youth Championship Golden Ball: 2005.
  • FIFA World Youth Championship Golden Shoe: 2005.
  • IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019.
  • Olimpia de Plata (Argentine Footballer of the Year): 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017.
  • Copa América Best Young Player: 2007.
  • FIFPro Young World Player of the Year: 2006, 2007, 2008.
  • Golden Boy (Young European Footballer of the Year): 2005.
  • FIFA FIFPro World11: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
  • UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year.
  • La Liga Team of the Season: 2014–15, 2015–16.
  • FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2014.
  • Copa América Dream Team: 2007, 2011, 2015, 2016.
  • Argentine Football Assn. Team of All Time (published 2015).
  • Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: 2020.

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