Lionel Messi dribbles the ball during a Paris Saint Germain match in 2021.
Lionel Messi in a 2021 match. | Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images

Lionel Messi is a professional soccer player from Argentina. A member of French team Paris Saint-Germain starting in the 2021-2022 season, he is the leader of the Argentina national team and a former star and captain of the Spanish club Barcelona.

Messi grew up playing soccer with his older brothers and cousins. He joined a local club at 4 years old He became the youngest player to represent Barcelona at 17 years old. On his 18th birthday, Messi signed a contract with Barcelona as a senior player. He has since won six Ballon d’Or awards and six European Golden Shoes. He’s considered one of the best soccer players of all time.

Full Name: Lionel Andrés Messi

Birthday: June 24, 1987

Hometown: Rosario, Argentina

Height: 5’7”

Spouse: Antonella Roccuzzo (married in 2017)

Children: Thiago, Mateo and Ciro Team:

Paris Saint-Germain Position: Forward

Net worth: $600 million


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