Lionel Messi is the name adopted by Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini. He was born and brought up in Rosario, Argentina on 24th June 1987.
Lionel is a renowned and appreciated Soccer player, all across the globe. He plays for Argentina National Team and Spanish Club Barcelona.
His father Jorge Messi was a Manager in the steel factory. His mother Celia Cuccittini was a part of the Magnet Manufacturing Workshop. He has taken the parts of both families, for his name. Lionel was 4 siblings, in the family. He used to play football, since childhood with his brothers.
Lionel Messi Net Worth 2019
Lionel Messi has a net worth of $400 million, as calculated at the beginning of 2019. He is counted as one of the most wealthy Soccer players, in the world. He has an estimated earning of $111 million, along with a salary of $84 million.
His love and passion for Soccer have made him reach the top of success, within the very early age of his career.
In addition to which, Lionel is performing for leading and well-known brands. That is making him earn $27 million, from various endorsements. Like he has become an identity for Adidas, for $12 million per year.
Lionel has also been the face for brands like Gatorade and Pepsi, the names popular with the vast level of society among the people of every age group.
Lionel Messi Biography
|Full Name||Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini|
|Birthdate||24th June 1987|
|Birth Place||Rosario, Argentina|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Lionel Messi has started playing soccer, at the age of 6 years only. Within the next 6 years of his age, he got his name known for 500 goals. His performance is consistent, since the beginning of his career.
Lionel has been suffering from the deficiency of Growth Hormone, in the early years of his childhood. When he was 13 years old, he shifted to Spain for joining Barcelona’s Youth Academy. As they took the responsibility for his medical expenses.
While he reached the age of 17 years, he became the most unbeatable soccer player all across. That too, when he was not completely fit physically to play.
Awards and Titles
- Lionel Messi has been awarded for 32 trophies, as a Club- Record. That consists of 9 La Liga titles, 6 Copas del Rey and 4 titles of UEFA Champions League.
- Lionel has been awarded FIFA World Youth Championship, in 2005. During the Summer Olympics of 2008, he has won the Olympic Gold Medal.
- He has been awarded World Player of the Year, in 2009 when he was only 22 years old.
- Lionel Messi has won 3 FIFA Ballon d’Or for the following years.
- In the year 2012, Lionel Messi gained the identity of Barcelona’s All-Time Top Scorer.
- Lionel won Golden Ball, in FIFA World Cup 2014.
Achievements In the Game
- Lionel became the youngest player from Argentina, in the senior team in 2005.
- Lionel Messi is one of the most admired and trusted goal scorer, who has gained the record of maximum goals in La Liga.
- In the year 2014, he achieved record-breaking performance in the Champions League and La Liga.