- Name: Lionel Messi
- Age: 29 years old
- Height: 5ft 7in (171 cm)
- Occupation: Soccer Player
- Net Worth: US $220 Million
- Status: Alive
Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional soccer player, top goal scorer and one of the best players of all time. He’s 5ft 7in tall and plays the forward position for Barcelona and for the Argentina national team. Messi was born to parents Jorge and Celia on June 24, 1987 in Rosario, Santa Fe. He has three siblings, Maria, Matias and Rodrigo. Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency at age 10. He relocated to Spain in 2001 after Barcelona agreed to cover his medical expenses.
Messi played with the Newell’s Old Boys sports club from 1994 to 2000. He continued his youth career with FC Barcelona in 2001 after moving to Spain. Messi made his senior debut with Barcelona in 2004 at the age of 16. He quickly made a name for himself after leading his club to various championships. He became the youngest player in 2005 to score a goal for the football club. His versatility on the field drew comparisons to retired Argentine footballer, Diego Maradona. Messi is also know for his ongoing rivalry with fellow soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi led Barcelona to the Champions League, La Liga, and the FIFA Club World Cup titles in 2009. He set the record for most goal scored in a calendar year in 2012 with 91 goals. Messi became the first soccer player to win the FIFA Ballon d’Or five times and the first to win three European Golden Shoes. He retired from the Argentinian national team in 2016 after failing to win any major title.
Lionel Messi has a net worth of $220 million. His yearly salary is estimated at $53 million plus an additional $28 million from endorsements. His sponsors include Adidas, Pepsi, Dolce & Gabbana, and EA Sports. In July 2016, Messi and his father were sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud. Their jail time will likely be served under probation according to the rules under Spanish law.
Messi began a relationship with Antonella Roccuzzo in 2008 and they have two children, Thiago and Mateo. He previously dated models Macarena Lemos and Luciana Salazar.
Lionel Messi Age, Birthday, Wiki
- Birth Name: Lionel Andrés Messi
- Birthday: June 24, 1987
- How Old : Age: 29 years old
- Place of Birth: Rosario, Argentina
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 7in (171 cm)
- Occupation: Professional Soccer Player
- Years Active: 2004–present
- Net Worth 2017: US $220 Million
- Death-O-Meter: Alive