Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.
He’s married to Antonella Roccuzzo and his blessed with three kids Thiago, Mateo and Ciro.
Apart from football, Messi featured in a movie titled “Goal II: living the dream”.
He has often been described as Diego Maradona’s successor because of his prolific goal-scoring record and ability to dribble past opponents.
Thirty-three years ago in Rosario Argentina. Messi was born on the 24th day of June 1987.
He’s regarded as one of those who ever kicked football and today considered the Greatest of all Time( GOAT) in the world of football.
He began playing from an early age, and his talent was soon apparent. However, at the age of 11, Messi was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency (GHD).
This was a condition that stunted growth and required expensive medical treatment, including the use of the drug Human growth hormone.
His local club, River Plate were interested in signing Messi but didn’t want to pay for his medical treatment.
However, Messi was given a trial with Barcelona, and coach Carles Rexach was impressed – offering Messi a contract, which included paying for Messi’s treatment in Spain.
Messi moved to Barcelona with his father and became part of the prestigious FC Barcelona youth academy.