Lionel Messi (Profile and All You Need to Know)

Regarded as the greatest player of the current century, Lionel Messi is a professional soccer player who plays for PSG (Paris Saint Germain F.C). Messi has continuously proved to be the world’s greatest player. 

After a long stay in Barcelona, Spain, Lionel Messi made a sudden yet surprising move to Paris, France. Below is lionel Messi’s profile summary: –

Full Names: 

Lionel Andrés Messi

Age: 

 Messi is 34 years old. Messi was born in 1887 – 24th June. 

Country: 

Messi’s home country is Argentina. Specifically, he comes from Rosario, Santa Fe.

Team/Club: 

PSG. 

After playing for Barcelona since his teenage years, Messi joined PSG in 2021. This was after playing for the Catalans for 21 years, including his time at the Barcelona Academy. His move from Barcelona to PSG came at a time when no one expected it. 

While addressing a press conference on August 8th 2021, the forward fought tears as he confirmed that his time at Barcelona had come to an end. The said date remains historic as Messi cried on camera – It was painful, unbelievable and the hardest decision he ever made in his football career. 

The expectation of many, including the legends, was that he would retire at Barcelona not having played for another club. Nevertheless, the Paris club gave Lionel Messi a warm welcome. 

Family, spouse & children: 

Messi has three children. His wife is Antonella Roccuzzo. The two souls met and knew each other since childhood. They have been in a relationship since 2008. Lionel Messi’s sons are: Thiago, Mateo and Ciro. The three were born in 2012, 2015 and 2018 respectively. 

At home, in Argentina, Messi has maintained close relationships with his immediate family; Parents and brothers. His father, Jorge Messi, has been his agent since 2002. Messi’s mother is Celia and also has other brothers Rodrigo and Matias. 

Personality: 

Introvert. 

Although many sportsmen say Messi is shy, he is more of a ‘reserved’ individual. 

Charity: 

Leo Messi Foundation

Networth: 

As of the year ending 31st December 2021, Messi’s net worth stood at $600 million. His net worth grew while at Barcelona. The good news is that a PSG switch did not harm the legends financial trajectory. 

Salary: 

$41 million

It’s worth noting that Messi joined his current club as a free agent. The contract runs for 2 years with an option for an additional year. 

Style of play: 

Messi is a playmaker. With his appealing foot balance, the Argentinian uses his strong left-foot to dribble and pass the ball to his teammates. 

What amazes many is Leo Messi’s ball passing ability and level of precision applied. In short, such exceptional abilities qualifies him as the best playmaker of all time.

Ballon d’Or: 

A count of 7 (seven). In November 2021, Messi won his 7th Ballon d’Or. This made him the greatest of all time above the likes of Mohammed Salah, Christiano Ronaldo and Mbappe.

List of Ballon d’Or; 2009, 2010,2011, 2012, 2015, 2019 and 2021.

Career and history: 

Childhood-to-2000: Newells Old Boys, Argentina.

2000-to-2021: Barcelona, Spain

2021-to-current: PSG, France

Undoubtedly, Messi is a legend of his kind. No one in the world of football has proved to dethrone him. His long time rival is considered to be Christiano Ronaldo.