He was born in Rosario, Argentina.
On September 29th, 1987, he made his professional debut with Newell's Old Boys against Club Atlético Huracán.
His full name is Lionel Andrés Messi
He was born in Rosario, Argentina, on August 17, 1986. He began playing football at age five, when he joined the local club, La Masia. At age 12, he moved to Barcelona, where he played for FC Barcelona until 2011. In 2012, he transferred to Italian side AS Roma..
He plays for Barcelona FC.
Messi is considered by many to be the greatest player ever to play the sport. His achievements include winning four FIFA World Player of the Year awards, two UEFA Champions League titles, three UEFA Super Cups, an Olympic gold medal, and a Ballon d'Or award.
He won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2007.
In addition to being a world class footballer, he also holds the record for scoring the most goals scored in a calendar year with 58 goals in 2006.
He holds the record for most goals scored by a player in a single season (with 211).
He was born in Rosario, Argentina on September 29th, 1987. His father died when he was just three years old, so he grew up without a father figure. This made him feel lonely and isolated at school.
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