Born: 24 June 1987
Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini also called Leo Messi is a Argentine football player who playing for FC Barcelona and captains the Argentina national team. He is the best playing footballer player right now and also the most expensive one. Leonel Messi was born on 24 June 1987 in Rosario, Santa Fe. Messi started playing football when he was 5 years old. His first unofficial team was Jorge Horácio Messi a local club called Grandoli, where his father Jorge Horácio Messi was a coach. When Lionel was 11 years old He was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency. In this time Barcelona helped to him and his family with a medical care. By this gesture the Catalan club won the heart of the young Argentine footballer and later he signed his first professional contract which was written on a paper napkin.
Almost all of personal football records are holded by Leonel Messi. He is a Guinness World Records title for the most goals in a year with 91 goals, Most international goals in a with 25 goals. Most consecutive league matches scored 33 goals in 21 matches! Messi also holds a European records such a Most goals scored in a year with 79 goals, Most goals scored in a season with 73 goals. He also holds the record for Most hat-tricks in Champions League, Highest scorer in a Champions League. In Spain Leo Messi has a lot of records such a Most goals scored for a single club with 354 goals until now, Most away goals scored in La Liga ever, Most goals scored in El Clásico matches. Messi is a Top scorer in La Liga, UEFA Champions League, European competitions! He is the only one football player who has 4 awards of FIFA Ballon d’Or!
Leonel Messi is ranked as the best player in the world and rated by some in the sport as the greatest of all time.
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