Lionel Andrés Messi, better known as Leonel Messi, is an Argentine professional footballer and captain of the Argentina national team. He plays forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain. Argentina’s third-largest city, Rosario, welcomed him in 1987.
Argentina footballer Lionel Messi represents FC Barcelona on the international stage. He had won the Ballon d’Or (the yearly award for the world’s best player), including in 2008, when he earned Olympic gold. Throughout his youth, he had a natural talent for football and played for Newell’s Old Boys, a local team.
Lionel Messi’s family accepted an offer from FC Barcelona to move the 13-year-old prodigy to the Catalan club, which would cover the cost of his growth hormone therapy. With his achievements for Barcelona and his country, Messi has become one of the most decorated football players in history.
Lionel Messi Biography
Lionel Messi’s longtime girlfriend and the cousin of his best friend and fellow soccer player Lucas Scaglia, Antonella Roccuzzo, were married on June 30th, 2017, in Barcelona. They have three children together, Thiago, Mateo, and Ciro: born in November 2012, September 2015, and March 2018.
Rosario is where Lionel Messi and Roccuzzo met when he was five years old. Celebrities such as Argentina’s Clarin newspaper and Colombian pop diva Shakira attended their civil ceremony, nicknamed the “wedding of the century,” which took place at a fancy hotel in Rosario.