Lionel Messi is a famous Argentine footballer. He is also the captain of Argentina and today he is considered one of the highest-ranked players in the world.
Lionel Messi has been playing on the field for the Argentine national team as well as FC Barcelona. He has won the FIFA World Player of the Year four times.
Born in 1987, Lionel Messi’s family used to earn a living. His father, George Messi, was a factory worker, and his mother, Celia, was a cleaner.
He started playing at an early age. Lionel Messi was inspired to play as a coach by his father in the early days. At the age of 11, Messi became ill due to a lack of proper hormonal development.
Her family was forced to pay for her expensive medical treatment. That’s why Messi has opened his own private foundation to help educate and treat poor children.
Various football clubs around the world have been trying to bring in Messi for a lot of money. But he has always been loyal to Barcelona FC.
After footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and basketball player Loborn James, Messi is among the highest-paid players.
Messi’s playing career began in 2000. At that time, he used to play in the junior team. But in a short period of time, he became such a player, who managed to play by joining 5 different teams.
In the 2004–05 season, he became the youngest player to score in a league in his first appearance.
The team he joined in 2006 won the La Liga Spanish League and the Champions League.
He became a striker at the age of 20 in 2006-07 and became an integral part of the Barcelona team.
At that time, he had scored 14 goals in 26 league games.
Messi scored a total of 47 goals in all competitions between 2009 and 2010, a record for Barcelona.
In 2012, he set a new record by scoring a total of 91 goals.
Messi broke Gerd Muller’s record of 85 goals and Pele’s record of 75 goals.
Messi had taken Spanish citizenship when he went to Spain for treatment.
In 2004, he was given the opportunity to play for Spain’s U-20 team.
But he decided to play for Argentina because Argentina was his homeland.
He led Argentina to victory in the 2005 FIFA Youth Championship.
Messi made his international debut in 2005 against Hungary.
Messi made his World Cup debut in 2006. He was Argentina’s youngest player to play in the World Cup at the time.
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he won a gold medal for Argentina.
At the 2010 World Cup, Messi was given the opportunity to wear the number 10 t-shirt.
At the time, he was instrumental in helping Argentina reach the quarter-finals.
In 2015, his team scored a total of 122 goals, with Messi alone contributing 58 goals.
He scored a total of 41 goals in the 2015 and 16 seasons.
Messi has been criticized for his good performances in games other than the World Cup.
Argentina reached the quarterfinals of the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.
He scored a total of four goals in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, while Argentina lost 1-0 to Germany in the final.
He even got the Golden Boot as the best player of the game.
Recently Argentina won the Copa America 2020 against Brazil in the Final.
Messi played a key role in making his team win in the final match against Brazil.
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