Messi has been awarded both fifa s player of the year and the european golden shoe for top scorer on the continent a record six times. Naturally young leo developed a passion for football himself.
He was the third child in a tight knit hard working family who fervently loved football.
Lionel messi past life. 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. Born 24 june 1987 is an argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both the spanish club barcelona and the argentina national team often considered as the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time messi has won a record six ballon d or awards. Early life messi was born on june 24 1987 in rosario argentina.
He grew up in a family where the game of football was adored. Lionel andrés messi was born on june 24 1987 in the warm city of rosario argentina. The only player in history to win five fifa ballons d or he was also the first player to win three european golden shoes.
Lionel messi in full lionel andrés messi also called leo messi born june 24 1987 rosario argentina argentine born football soccer player who was named fédération internationale de football association fifa world player of the year five times 2009 12 and 2015. As a young boy messi tagged along when his two older brothers played soccer with their friends unintimidated by the bigger boys. Lionel messi is an argentine former professional footballer counted amongst the best players in the world in football history.
Lionel andrés messi spanish pronunciation. His current barcelona contract is through 2020 21 and pays. Argentinian footballer lionel messi regarded by many as one of the greatest players of all time has received six ballon d or awards the most for any football player as well as the 2009 fifa world player of the year and 2019 the best fifa men s player messi holds the record for most goals in la liga 455 the supercopa de españa 14 the uefa super cup 3 and is the player with the most.
Messi was the third of four children they gave birth to. Ljoˈnel anˈdɾes ˈmesi.