Lionel Messi

(biography, photo, video) Lionel andrés Messi

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  • Name: Lionel Messi ( Lionel Andrés Messi )
  • Date of birth: 24 June 1987
  • Age: 29 years
  • Place of birth: Rosario
  • Activity: football Player of FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team, one of the best players of our time
  • Marital status: Civil marriage with Antonella Rocuzzo

    Lionel Messi: biography

    Lionel Messi born 24 June 1987 in the Argentine city of Rosario. He grew up in a large family with two elder brothers Rodrigo and Matias and a sister Maria Sol. His father Jorge Horacio worked at a local metallurgical plant, and in his spare time coached youth football team, and mother Celia Maria worked in the service sector.

    However, despite such a large family, the education of the young talent was engaged grandmother. It got a little Lionel in Amateur club «Grandoli» when he was five years old, and convinced the entire family that the boy would grow into a real player. In the future the Messiah will not forget the support of my beloved grandmother Celia and all the goals will be to devote one.

    At school Lionel was a diligent student, but most of the time they devoted to sports activities. At the age of eight the young footballer played for the local professional club «Newell’s old boys», which gave the world many famous football stars. As a member of the youth team, Messi got his first sports award — the Friendship Cup in Peru. The boy showed great promise, he became interested in the Argentina club «river plate», but the guy is not meant to be in colors of this team.

    At the age of eleven years, Lionel was diagnosed with a very unpleasant disease

  • the growth hormone deficiency. The disease has slowed the growth of guy, making him small in comparison with their peers. The treatment was expensive, the family was forced to spend on hormone injections about nine dollars per month. Because of this
  • «River plate» refused to buy a promising young man.

    Scouts of the world famous football club «Barcelona» this fact has not stopped, and they had persuaded the father of Messi to try to send the boy on view in Spain. So thirteen-year-old football player went to Barcelona, much of anything is not hoping. The club’s sporting Director Carles Resac was delighted with samples of boys and has not only agreed to take him under the wing of the club, but fully paid for the boy’s treatment.

    Lionel Messi: career

    In 2000, the Argentine Messi moved to Spain and started playing in the youth team

  • Barcelona. In his first match of Lionel scored a whopping 4 goals, and over the next thirty games and scored 37 goals. His game, he was struck not only by the owners of the Spanish club and the coach of the Italian team Juventus, who even offered to take the boy to rent for one season. Lionel Messi continued to play for Barcelona and three years later made his debut in professional football in a friendly match against Porto. Then he noticed the reporters and began to prophesy him a great future in sport. In 2004, the first official match of Barcelona against the «Hispaniola». His first goal he scored a year later, at the time the player almost 18 years old.

    Messi’s career at Barcelona has developed rapidly. Almost every year the player received personal awards, becoming the best player with the best goal and other awards. Then began an unspoken rivalry between the Argentine Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Two consecutive seasons (2006/2007 and 2007/2008) Messi conceded prestigious football award

  • Golden ball to his opponent, however in the 2009/2010 season, the luck finally turned to the Argentine, and on 1 December he received his first «Golden ball». In that season Lionel was ahead of his eternal rival for 240 points, and sports journalists from around the world unanimously recognized as the best player. The next two football seasons have brought Messi to the prestigious award, making it the world’s second largest player, who has three «Golden ball». In 2014 Barcelona signed a new contract with his striker that he will get
  • 20 million euros per year, net of tax, and their cooperation will last until 2018. Lionel Messi also received invitations from Spain, however, refused it and, since 2005, plays for the national team of Argentina. Note that the first match in the national team against Hungary brought the player a red card and the player’s debut was postponed until September.

    In the composition of the Argentine team Messi played at the Summer Olympic Games in 2008, his team reached the semi-finals, losing the championship to Brazil.

    Lionel Messi charity

    Lionel Messi has not forgotten the help he gave the club «Barcelona» in his childhood and regularly helps disadvantaged children. In 2007 he established a charity Foundation which aims to help in education, medical services for sick and poor children of Argentina. In 2010, his Foundation donated one hundred thousand euros for an educational program in Mexico with the support of «UNICEF». In 2012, the Fund has financed the treatment of the young Walid Kashasha, which also suffered from growth hormone deficiency. In 2013, Messi donated six hundred thousand euros for the reconstruction of hospitals for children in his hometown.

    In 2010, Messi was elected as the goodwill Ambassador of «UNICEF».

    Lionel Messi: personal life

    The first official girlfriend of the famous footballer is considered to be the Argentine

  • Macarena Lemos with which Lionel began to meet at the age of 19. Young introduced the girl’s father, however, the affair did not last long. Messi plunged into his football career, and parents Lemos felt that the girl should find someone more worthy of the groom. In 2006, Messi had an affair with another compatriot, model and star of «Playboy»magazine
  • Louisiana Salazar. But this affair did not last long. Really happy Lionel made him long familiar
  • Antonella Rocuzzo. The footballer met this charming girl in early childhood, they lived in the same city, and Messi often played soccer with her brothers. In 2009, the football star admitted to reporters that he has a girlfriend, which he is very happy. When the couple was spotted at a carnival in Sitges. November 2, 2012 at Rocuzzo Messi born son Thiago. And in April 2015 the famous football player, confirmed that their family soon again waiting for replenishment.

    At the end of 2012 in the sports journal «Ole» came the candid photo shoot of Argentinean model

  • Claudia Ciardone, which she dedicated to her favourite football player Lionel Messi. The striker of «Barcelona» did not respond to this statement, and she said that I do not see anything special.

    Lionel Messi: photos

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