Lionel Messi was born in Rosario, Argentina on 24th of June 1987, in a poor family. His father used to work in a steel factory and his mother was a cleaner.
Leo Messi’s started his footballing career in 1995 at Newell’s Old Boys, where he played until the year 2000. At the age of 13, Lionel Messi joined the Barcelona Under 14s team. Messi made eye-catching progress at each of the different age levels, climbing through the ranks to Barça C, followed by Barça B and the first team in record time.
At the Age of only 16 Leo Messi made his first team debut in a friendly match with Porto in season 2003-04.Leo Messi made his first team appearance in an official match on October 16, 2004, in Barcelona’s derby win against Espanyol at the Olympic Stadium. Leo Messi is the youngest player ever to score a league goal for FC Barcelona – against Albacete when he was only 17 years, 10 months and 7 days old.
Messi had a hormonal problem that affected his growth, due to expensive treatment Leo family decided to moved to spain as Newell’s were not able to afford the medical costs related to his condition, and even the wealthiest Argentine team River Plate, refused to pay for the Messi medical treatment.
After Leo Messi first trial with FC Barcelona, the FCB coaches had no doubts. They decided to sign Leo Messi and pay for his medical treatment. His growth was noticeable within club, and in very less time Messi became one of the great talents at the club.Messi had received Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations at just age of 21 year old. Messi won his first Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards in 2009. At the age of 24, Leo Messi became Barcelona’s all-time top scorer in all official club competitions.
Leo Messi is already his country’s Argentina all-time leading goalscorer of all time. Messi is the youngest Argentine player to play and score in a FIFA World Cup during the 2006 world cup, and reached the final of the 2007 Copa América, Leo Messi was named young player of the tournament in 2007 Copa América.
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