(biography, photo, video) Lionel andrés Messi
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
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
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
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
At the end of 2012 in the sports journal «Ole» came the candid photo shoot of Argentinean model
Lionel Messi: photos