Lionel Messi

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Lionel Messi Quick Look
Profession Footballer
Position Forward
Date of Birth June 24, 1987
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Birth Place Rosario, Argentina
Nationality Argentine
Lionel Messi during a 2018 FIFA World Cup match
Lionel Messi during a 2018 FIFA World Cup match (Кирилл Венедиктов / Soccer.ru / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Lionel Andrés Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who represents his national side Argentina internationally in football. He plays as a forward.

  • Messi’s dad was a steel factory manager and mom worked in a magnet manufacturing workshop.
  • In 2020, Messi was included in the Ballon d’Or Dream Team.
  • Lionel Messi’s height is considered to be 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm.
  • At age 13, Messi had shifted base from Argentina to Spain to join Barcelona.
  • He wears shirt number #10 while playing for the Spanish football club, Barcelona.
  • In 2018, he was given the charge of the captaincy of Barcelona.
  • In 2019, Lionel Messi won his 6th Ballon d’Or award.
  • In 2020, he had won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year. He is the first footballer to win this award.
  • In 2011 and 2012, Messi was included in TIME magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world.
  • He is a devout Catholic.
  • He was the world’s highest-paid footballer for several years around 2010 as per France Football.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo is his direct competitor in terms of salary, sponsorships, and social media fanbase.

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