Lionel Messi is a professional football player, he plays with FC Barcelona and his Argentina national team. He has scored several amazing goals and won individual awards which made him know worldwide as one of the best football players. Lionel Messi’s Net Worth has given him the means to help others.
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Fue un verdadero honor recibir el premio Laureus al Mejor Deportista del Año. Estos premios individuales son imposibles de conseguir sin la ayuda y el trabajo de mis compañeros de equipo, mi familia, mis amigos y toda la gente que me sigue. ¡Muchas gracias a todos ellos y también a la Laureus Academy! ___ It was a real honour to receive the Laureus Sportsman of the Year award. These individual distinctions would be impossible without the help and hard work of my teammates, family, friends and everyone who follows me. Many thanks to all of them and also to the Laureus Academy! @laureussport #Laureus20 #SportUnitesUs
Lionel Messi Early Life
On June 24, 1987, Lionel Messi was born in Rosario, Argentina. When he was just a young boy, he joins his 2 elder brothers when they play football with their friends, not intimidated by their sizes. He was recruited at the age of 8 to play with the youth team of Newell’s Old Boys, a club based in Rosario.
Messi was finally diagnosed by doctors as he suffers from a hormone deficiency that restricted his growth, as they observed how small he was among his peer group. A nightly growth-hormone injection was decided by Messi’s parents (Jorge and Cecilia) for him. Unfortunately, it seemed impossible to keep as they are to pay hundreds of dollars per month for his medication.
At the age of 13, Messi was offered to train in FC Barcelona’s youth academy at soccer powerhouse, La Masia. His medical bill was then covered by the Club. His family then moved to their new home across the Atlantic in Spain. Messi moved fast through the junior ranking, although he was homesick severally.
Lionel Messi Career.
Since the age of 13, when he first signed to FC Barcelona to date he has only played for FC Barcelona, but still plays for Argentina.
Messi made his first appearance at the age of 16 in Barcelona. That made him the youngest player to score a goal as he set this record on May 1, 2005. He led Argentina Under 20 World Cup team to victory, scoring 2 penalties to take out the Nigeria team.
In 2009, Messi directed Barcelona to a huge success ever noted that year. They won the Champions League, La Liga, and Spanish Super Cup titles. After 2 continuous finishes, he won his first FIFA World Player of the year award/Ballon d’Or, that same year.
Messi, was astonishing as he improved, developing new ways to get over defenders. He led Barcelona to La Liga and Spanish Super Cup championships in 2010 and 2011, and also the Champions League title in 2011.
In Early March, Messi became the first player ever to score 5 goals in a Champions League match. He topped Cesar Rodriguez’s who had a record of 232 goals in Barcelona and he became an all-time highest leading goal scorer a few weeks later.
In 2014, Messi faced numerous hamstring injuries, but he came back performing well. This led to him becoming the all-time highest goal scorer both in La Liga and Champions League.
He topped Gerd Muller 85 goals netted in a year in 1972, by scoring lovely 91 goals at the end of 2012. In January 2013, he also broke a world record again winning the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the fourth time.
In 2015, a historical second treble was achieved by Barcelona with the helped Messi. He awarded the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the fifth time. In 2019 he claimed the title again for the sixth time making him the highest Ballon d’Or winner of all time.
Lionel Messi Net Worth.
Lionel Messi, breaking records and winning several trophies and awards has made him an exceptional player. He has made it know that no matter is good you are, you can not be too good to improve.
Messi is now the right advocate for vocal children, using his talent to help others.
Lionel Messi net worth is estimated to be about $400 million.