Lionel Andres Messi is a professional football player born on 24 June 1987 in Rosario. He is the third out of the four children of a middle-class family of Italian immigrants. Leo developed his passion for football from an early age, and it is fair to say that a football-loving father and family were the reason for it. Young Leo was playing football with his brother and his cousins, Maximiliano and Emanuel Biancucchi, who became professional footballers too.
The first club Messi joined was a local Grandoli, where Leo's father was a coach. One of the great supporters and influence for Leo was his grandmother, who accompanied him to matches and training. When Leo was eleven, his grandmother passed away and significantly affected by her death. Since then, he celebrates his goals by pointing and looking up to the sky in tribute to her.
Lionel Messi is often considered one of the greatest football players of all time. With 697 goals, he has made all his career, multiple records, and trophies, and it is understandable why so many people think like that. Leo has spent his entire career with FC Barcelona, where he accomplished achievements most football players only dream.
Lionel Messi is six times winner of The Best FIFA Men's Player( 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019), two times UEFA Best Player in Europe( 2011, 2015). Also, he is sixteen times Top Scorer, ten times Player of the Year, four times Champions League winner, Olimpic Medalist( 08/09), fife times Golden Boot winner, and the list of his titles, and trophies go on.
Messi plays as a forward in Barcelona, and due to his physical strength, fast movements, and skills, he is often referred to as a "The Atomic Flea." The former manager of Barcelona Pep Guardiola once said about him: "Messi is the only player that runs faster with the ball than he does without it."