Lionel Messi Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Lionel Messi

Biography / Wiki

Every footballer to be admiring to become like Lionel Messi. His outstanding performance is adored by every learner. The achievements and awards tell the story about his victory and passion. Lionel Messi was born on 24th June 1987 in Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina. His father introduced Messi with football and became his mentor. He was born into a family where everybody adored football.

Height / Weight / Age

The height of Messi is 170cm and in feet inches, his height is 5’7”. His weight is 65 kg in Kilograms or 143 lbs in Pounds. His body measurement is as follows chest 40 inches, waist 32 inches and biceps 12 inches. In June 2019, he turned 32 years old. His jersey number is 10 for both FC Barcelona and Argentina.

Net Worth

As of 2019, Lionel Messi has an estimated net worth of $400 million.

Education / Family

At the age of 4, Messi joined a local club Grandoli and started playing with his elder brothers. At Grandoli, his father gave him the training. Messi was the third child of his parents. He has 2 brothers and 1 sister. The death of his grandmother was a big loss for him, so to give her a tribute; he celebrates his goals by looking and pointing at the sky.

His dream of becoming a professional footballer was threatened when he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency. He didn’t give up playing, his treatment continued along with his training. He joined the Royal Spanish Football Federation and started playing for Barcelona. 

Name

Lionel Andres Messi

Nickname Leo, Atomic Flea, La Pulga, Messidona, La Pulga Atomica
Birth Place Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Date Of Birth 24th June 1987
Age 34 years
Height In centimeters – 170 cm

In feet inches – 5’7”

Weight In kilograms – 65 kg

In pounds – 143 lbs

Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Profession Argentine Professional Footballer
Zodiac sign Cancer
School Did not attend
College Did not attend
Religion Roman Catholic
Nationality Argentine
Home Town Rosario, Sante Fe, Argentine
Debut International – On 17th August 2005, for Argentine against Hungary

Club – On 16th October 2004, for FC Barcelona against Espanyol

Fathers Name Jorge Horacio Messi
Mothers Name Celia Maria Cuccittini

 

Lionel Messi with his parents
Lionel Messi with his parents
Brothers Matias Messi and Rodrigo Messi

 

Lionel Messi with his brothers
Lionel Messi with his brothers
Sister Maria Sol Messi

 

Lionel Messi with his sister
Lionel Messi with his sister

Career / Fashion And Style

He made his club debut on 16th October 2004, for FC Barcelona against Espanyol and international debut on 17th August 2005, for Argentine against Hungary. After winning against Espanyol, he signed a contract with Barcelona as a team player. He became one of the best players in the world at the age of 19.

The turning point for his career was in 2007, where he scored a hat-trick vs Real Madrid and ended the match with a draw while playing for Barcelona. In 2008, he was honored with the “FIFA World Player” of the year award. He is considered to be the top-goalscorer of Argentina.

As he is also involved in many charitable activities, he was appointed as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2010.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

He got married to his longtime girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo on June 30, 2017. He has three sons Thiago Messi, Matio and Ciro. His wife is a model and a dietician.

Girlfriends Antonella Roccuzzo (2007-2017)
Marital Status Married
Wife Antonella Roccuzzo (Model and dietician)

Lionel Messi with his Wife
Lionel Messi with his Wife
Children Sons – Thiago Messi (born on 2nd November 2012)

Mateo (born 2015)

Ciro (born 2018)

Lionel Messi With His Family
Lionel Messi With His Family

 Favourite Things

Here we are providing you the list of his favourite things.

Favourite Footballer Pablo Aimar
Favourite Food Salad, Escalope Milanese
Favourite Book El Martin Fierro by Jorge Luis Borges
Favourite Film Baby’s Day Out
Favourite Colour Red

Lionel Messi

Some Interesting Facts About Lionel Messi

  • At the age of 4, he joined a local club Grandoli where his father developed his interest in football.
Lionel Messi Childhood Photo
Lionel Messi Childhood Photo
  • The death of his grandmother was a big loss for him, so to give her a tribute; he celebrates his goals by looking and pointing at the sky.
  • At the age of 10, he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency.
  • He married his longtime girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo.
  • He runs his own charitable organization “Leo Messi Foundation”.
  • Due to his involvement in charitable activities, in March 2010 he was appointed as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
  • Messi is fortunate to have a passport for both Spain and Argentina.
  • #10 is his jersey number for both FC Barcelona and Argentina.
  • Salvador Aparicio, Frank Rjikaard and Pep Guardiola are his coach and mentor.
  • The turning point for his career was in 2007, where he scored a hat-trick vs Real Madrid and ended the match with a draw while playing for Barcelona.

  • His hobbies are playing video games and listening to music.
  • He was investigated for his suspected tax evasion in 2013.
  • His involvement was found in the Panama Papers Data Leak in 2016.
  • Spanish Media named him La Pulga (“The Atomic Flea”) due to his ability to change directions more quickly

  • He was married on 30th June 2017.
  • A documentary “Messi” was made about his life, which was premiered at the Venice Film Festival in August 2014.

  • Throughout his career, he has been compared to Diego Maradona.
  • The Barcelona Coach Carles Rexach was impressed with Messi and decided to sign a contract with him.
  • His net worth is estimated to be $400 million approximately.
  • His ethnicity is Hispanic.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @leomessi
  2. Twitter@WeAreMessi
  3. Facebook @LeoMessi