Lionel Messi Life History, Body Measurement, Affairs, Girlfriend & Images
Lionel Andres Messi is an Argentine footballer who plays for La Liga club FC Barcelona and the present captain of the Argentina national team who is playing mostly as a forward. He is regarded as the best player around the world and as the absolutely magnificent performer. Messi already has broken all the previous record by hitting most goals in a calendar, in 2012.
|Real Name||Lionel Andrés Messi|
|Nickname||Leo, Atomic Flea, La Pulga, La Pulga Atomica, Messidona|
|Profession||Argentine Professional Footballer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 67 kg
in Pounds- 148 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||– Chest: 40 Inches
– Waist: 32 Inches
– Biceps: 12 Inches
|Professional Debut||4 August, 2004 against Hungary|
|Coach/Mentor||Salvador Aparicio, Frank Rijkaard, Pep Guardiola|
|Records (main ones)||• Youngest two-time and three-time FIFA Ballon d’Or winner (23 and 24 years old).
• Most UEFA Best Player in Europe awards (2009, 2011, 2015).
• Most La Liga Best Player awards, six times (2009-2013, 2015).
• Top goalscorer for country and club in a calendar year (91 goals in 2012)
• Top goalscorer in La Liga (312 goals).
• Top goalscorer in the FIFA Club World Cup (shared with Luis Suárez and César Delgado).
• Most hat-tricks scored in a La Liga season (8 in 2011-2012, shared with Cristiano Ronaldo).
• Only player to score consecutively against all opposition teams in La Liga (19 matches, 30 goals in 2012–13).
• Only player to have won FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball more than one.
• In 2013, became the youngest player to score 200 goals in La Liga.
• Only top-scorer in five UEFA Champions League seasons (2008–09 to 2011–12, 2014–15).
• Record of most hat-tricks in the UEFA Champions League, five times.
• Youngest player to make 100 appearances in the UEFA Champions League: 28 years, 84 days in 2015).
• All time top-goalscorer of Argentina.
|Career Turning Point||In 2007, he scored a hat-trick vs Real Madrid and ended the match with a draw while playing for Barcelona.|
|Date of Birth||24 June 1987|
|Age (as in 2017)||30 Years|
|Birth Place||Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Cancer|
|Hometown||Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina|
|Family||Father- Jorge Horácio Messi
Mother- Celia María Cuccittini
Brothers- Matias Messi, Rodrigo Messi
Sister- Maria Sol Messi
|Hobbies||Workout, Video Game, Music|
|Controversies||• In 2013, he was investigated for his suspected tax evasion.
• In 2016, his name appeared in the Panama Papers Data Leak.