• Lionel Messi

    Last updated: May 24, 2018

    Lionel Messi or Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi is an Argentinian professional soccer player. He plays for FC Barcelona as well as the Argentina National Team. He has won three European Gold Shoes and is the only player in FIFA history to win five Ballon d’Or awards. Messi was born in Rosario, Argentina on June 24th, 1987.

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    Lionel Messi Religion

    Messi doesn’t talk about religion much but he is Catholic. He has been seen making the sign of the cross during games. An Islamic news source stated that Leo converted to Islam. However, these reports have not been confirmed and Messi never commented on the matter.

    Lionel Messi Political Views

    Messi’s lawyer stated after Alfredo Olmedo put up a picture with Messi promoting his campaighn for governer, “Messi doesn’t participate in politics nor is he supporting any candidates.” The title of the picture said, “Say Yes to Sports, No to drugs.”

    Lionel Messi Hobbies

    Lionel loves the beach and summer time in general. He enjoys playing PlayStation spending time with his family.

    Who is He Dating?

    Messi has been dating his Argentinian girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo since 2009. They have a son named, Thiago. He wrote on his Facebook page after Thiago was born, “Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son was born and thanks to God for this gift!”

    Random Facts

    • At 11 years old, Leo was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency. His family couldn’t afford the medical bills for his deficiency so Barcelona offered to foot the bill when he was 13 because they were so impressed with his skills.
    • He made his debut for Barcelona at only 17.
    • Messi played for Argentina when they won the gold medal in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
    • His speed and agility have earned him the nickname, ‘The Flea.”
    • He is the second richest professional soccer player with a net worth of approximately $180 million dollars.
    • He organized the Leo Messi Foundation, which gives children great opportunities for health and education.