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Leo Messi is a professional soccer player from Argentina.
The boy was interested in playing soccer from an early age – he practiced a lot with his older brothers. At 8, Messi was diagnosed with a hormone deficiency that restricted his growth. He had hormone injections but soon his parents became short of money to pay for the treatment. At 13, the boy was offered to train at soccer powerhouse FC Barcelona's youth academy – the club started paying medical bills.
Best Known For
Messi is best known for playing for FC Barcelona. During his career, Leo has won seven Golden balls and six Golden boots.
The man is straight. His wife’s name is Antonela Roccuzzo. The two started dating in 2008, and nine years later, in 2017, the sweet couple tied the knot. The two welcomed three sons together: Thiago, Mateo, and Ciro.
Leo was born in Rosario, Argentina, as Luis Lionel Andres Messi, in the family of Jorge Messi (a steel factory manager) and Celia Cuccittini (a steelworker and a coach). He has two brothers, Rodrigo and Matías, and a sister, María Sol.
He is a devout Catholic.
Worth To Know
At 8, Messi was diagnosed with a hormone deficiency that restricted his growth. He had hormone injections but soon his parents became short of money to pay for the treatment.
Leo has won Spanish La Liga (10 times) and UEFA Champions League (4 times).
In 2021, during to the financial issues of FC Barcelona, Messi had to leave the club and to sign a contract with PSG.