|Lionel Messi Quick Look|
|Date of Birth||June 24, 1987|
|Birth Place||Rosario, Argentina|
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.