Lionel Messi Biography
There is nothing more spectacular during football match than watching Lionel Messi moving around with ball, dodging top defenders of opposite team and putting the ball into goal post in a flash. This Argentine footballer received Ballon D’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nomination when he was only 21 years old. In following years he won many prestigious awards which include FIFA World Player of the Year, FIFA Ballon d’Or (twice) and UEFA Best Player in Europe Award.
Lionel Andres Messi was born on 24 June 1987 in Rosario, Argentina. His playing style and small stature (He is only 5.7 feet tall which is not a good height for footballer) closely resembles with great Diego Maradona, who himself declared Messi as his “successor”.
He is playing for Barcelona since 2004 and scored 158 goals in 208 appearances. He is also captain of National Argentine Team and so far scored 22 goals in 68 international matches (all records are updated till 12 April 2012).
Lionel Messi is record goal scorer for Barcelona, and he also holds records for scoring goals in UEFA Champions League, European Competitions and International Competitions for Barcelona.
As far as wealth is concerned he is among the top 3 richest footballer in the world. There is heating debate in recent times that who is the number one footballer in the world, Lionel Messi or Christiano Ronaldo? Although both are great contemporary players but Messi proved that he is ahead of Ronaldo as far as the award winning and goal scoring is concerned.
Lionel Messi Personal Information
- Full Name: Lionel Andres Messi
- Date of Birth: 24 June 1987
- Place of Birth: Rosario, Argentina
- Height: 5.7 feet
- Playing Position: Forward
Lionel Messi Career Information/Highlights
- Current Club: Barcelona
- Number: 10
- National Team: Argentina
- Record Goal Scorer for Barcelona
- FIFA Player of the Year
- FIFA Ballon d’Or
- UEFA Best Player of in Europe
Lionel Messi Wallpapers 2012
Here are some latest and new hd wallpapers of Lionel Messi for year 2012.