He has three siblings two elder brothers rodrigo and matias and a sister maria sol. Messi started playing football as a boy and in 1995 joined the youth team of newell s old boys a rosario based top division football club.
His father was a factory steel worker and his mother was employed as a part time cleaner.
Lionel messi early life facts. Messi s phenomenal skills garnered the attention of prestigious clubs on both sides of the atlantic. Lionel messi childhood early life lionel andres messi cuccittini was given birth to on june 24 1987 in rosario argentina to a steel factory manager jorge messi and his wife celia cuccittini. He grew up in a family where the game of football was adored.
As a young boy messi tagged along when his two older brothers played soccer with their friends unintimidated by the bigger boys. Early life messi was born on june 24 1987 in rosario argentina. Messi was the third of four children they gave birth to.
Childhood early years lionel messi was born to jorge messi and celia cuccittini in rosario santa fe province.