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