|Full Name||Lionel Andrés Messi|
|Nickname(s)||Leo, Atomic Flea, La Pulga, La Pulga Atomica, Messidona|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm |
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
|Debut||International- On 17 August, 2005 for Argentina against Hungary |
Club- On 16 October, 2004 for FC Barcelona against Espanyol
|Jersey Number||#10 (FC Barcelona) |
|Coach/Mentor||• Salvador Aparicio (Messi's first coach when he was a child) |
• Frank Rijkaard
• Pep Guardiola
|Records (main ones)||• Youngest two-time and three-time FIFA Ballon d'Or winner (23 and 24 years old). |
• Most UEFA Best Player in Europe awards (2009, 2011, 2015).
• Most La Liga Best Player awards (2009-2013, 2015).
• Top goalscorer for country and club in a calendar year (91 goals in 2012).
• Top goalscorer in La Liga (312 goals).
• Top goalscorer in the FIFA Club World Cup (shared with Luis Suárez and César Delgado).
• Most hat-tricks scored in a La Liga season (8 in 2011-2012, shared with Cristiano Ronaldo).
• The only player to score consecutively against all opposition teams in La Liga (30 goals in 19 matches in 2012–13).
• The only player to have won the FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball Award more than once.
• In 2013, he became the youngest player to score 200 goals in La Liga.
• The only player to become the top-scorer in 5 UEFA Champions League seasons (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015).
• Record of the most hat-tricks in the UEFA Champions League- five hat-tricks.
• Youngest player to make 100 appearances in the UEFA Champions League: 28 years, 84 days in 2015).
• All-time top-goalscorer of Argentina.
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• FIFA World Player of the Year: 2009 |
• FIFA Ballon d'Or: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019
• European Golden Boot: 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018
• FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: 2014
• UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award: 2011, 2015
• La Liga Best Player: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15
• FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2009, 2011
• FIFA Club World Cup Final Most Valuable Player (MVP): 2009, 2011
• UEFA Goal of the Season: 2006–07, 2014–15, 2015–16
Note: He has many other awards, honours, and achievements to his name.
|Career Turning Point||In 2007, when he scored a hat-trick against Real Madrid and ended the match with a draw while playing for Barcelona.|
|Date of Birth||24 June 1987 (Wednesday)|
|Age (as in 2019)||32 Years|
|Hometown||Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina|
|School||Did Not Attend|
|College/University||Did Not Attend|
|Address||Messi lives in a small area called Bellamar, a prestigious and expensive suburb of Castelldefels, Barcelona |
|Hobbies||Playing Video Games, Listening to Music|
|Controversies||• In 2013, he was investigated for his suspected tax evasion. |
• In 2016, his name appeared in the Panama Papers Data Leak.
|Girls, Affairs & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Antonella Roccuzzo (Model and Dietician) (2007-2017) |
|Marriage Date||June 30, 2017 |
|Wife/Spouse||Antonella Roccuzzo (Model and Dietician) |
|Children||Daughter- None |
• Thiago Messi Roccuzzo
• Mateo Messi Roccuzzo
• Ciro Messi Roccuzzo
|Parents||Father- Jorge Horácio Messi (Steel Factory Worker) |
Mother- Celia María Cuccittini
|Siblings||Brother(s)- 2 |
• Rodrigo Messi (Elder; Messi's business manager)
• Matías Messi (Elder; Manager of Messi's professional brands)
Sister- Maria Sol Messi (Younger; Social Media Influencer)
|Food(s)||Salad, Escalope Milanese|
|Book||El Martin Fierro by Jorge Luis Borges|
|Film||Baby's Day Out (1994)|
|Cars Collection||• Ferrari 335S Scaglietti Spider |
• Ferrari F430 Spider
• Maserati Granturismo
• Audi Q7
• Audi R8
• Audi R8 GT
• Mini Cooper S Cabriolet
• Dodge Charger SRT8
• Range Rover Velar
• Toyota Prius
|Salary (approx.)||$80 million (as in 2018)|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$835 million (his buyout clause with FC Barcelona that commits him to Camp Nou through the 2020-21 season)|
I get annoyed by the people who attack you without thinking, I won’t sing the national anthem on purpose. I don’t need to sing it to feel it. It reaches me, every person feels it in their own way. The Pumas cry, they feel it differently, and that’s ok. I play with the national team always as a priority and I want to win everything I play.”