Lionel Messi was born 24.07.87 in Rosario, central Argentina. He is a well-known footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club PSG and captains the Argentina national team.
Messi removed to Spain to join Barcelona at age 13. Until leaving the club in 2021, Leo had spent 18 years of his professional career with Barcelona. On 10 August, Messi joined French club PSG. Now the player and his family have already found a home to live in, it situated in the very exclusive area, Neuilly-Sur-Seine, in west district of the city.
Messi is one of the greatest players of all time. He has won:
- record six Ballon d'Or awards (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019)
- record six European Golden Shoes (2010, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Appearances by clubs:
- Barcelona C - 2003–2004
- Barcelona B - 2003–2005
- Barcelona – 2004 –2021
- Paris Saint-Germain - 2021–2022
With Barcelona Messi won club-record 35 trophies, including:
- ten La Liga titles
- seven Copa del Rey titles
- four UEFA Champions Leagues
Playing for Argentina national team Lionel won:
- the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship
- the Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics,
- the 2021 Copa America.
Leonel Messi is the third of four children in the family:
Since 2008, Messi has been in a relationship with Antonela Roccuzzo, a girl from Rosario, Argentina www.instagram.com/antonelaroccuzzo/. They have three sons:
- Thiago, born 2012
- Mateo, born 2015
- Ciro, born 2018.
- Leo has been a very shy person right from his childhood and is even now.
- 2020 Messi earned $1 billion and after Cristiano Ronaldo became the second footballer who had such success.
- Leo was ranked the world's highest-paid athlete by Forbes in 2019, with $127 million in total earnings. Taking into account the figures for the whole year it is $18m more than in Ronaldo and $22m more than in Neymar.
- Contract with PSG gives him a $41 million annual net salary.
- Messi owns about 12 cars: among them Ferrari F430 Spider, Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale, Pagani Zonda Tricolore, Range Rover SV Autobiography, Audi R8 Spyder V10, Cadillac Escalade.
- His main sponsor since 2006 is the sportswear company Adidas.
- Messi established his own charitable organisation, the Leo Messi Foundation, which helps the children to get access to health care, education and sport.
- Messi’s hobbies: PlayStation, listening to music, watching the TV. Most of all he loves to spend time with his sons and wife.
Fan accounts on Instagram
Leo Messi has a huge number of Instagram followers. There are diverse pictures in his Instagram, but most are pictures of Messi playing football or training. Also, there are pictures of him relaxing with his family: embracing the mother, playing with sons or having dinner with his beautiful wife.