His full name is Lionel Andrés Messi. Messi who was born 24 June 1987 is an Argentine soccer player and now participates for La Liga’s Barcelona and the Argentine national team. Messi is regarded as one of the best and famous soccer players of his generation, by the age of 21, has received several Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations.
Messi started playing soccer at very early age and his latent was rapidly acclaimed by Barcelona. Making his first appearance in the 2004-2005 season, he broke the La Liga record for the youngest soccer player to take part in a league game, and the youngest to make a league goal as well.
In 2005 he became the latest teen superstar of Argentine soccer. Lionel Messi was chosen as the player of the tournament at under-20 World Cup on the year; played his first game for the Argentine national team; and made his first goal with the professional team FC Barcelona.
Messi was almost immediately being compared to an earlier hero of Argentine soccer, Diego Maradona. He was a member of Argentina’s 2006 World Cup team. He assisted Barcelona win an uncommon triple in 2009: the Copa del Rey, Spain’s La Liga championship, and also the Champions League.
Lionel Messi has been given countless praised from Argentinean coach Diego Maradona in spite of their defeat to Spain. Maradona stated that he was pleased with the Barcelona striker performance on the field.
On the occasion, Maradona asserted, “The match wasn’t brilliant but the team responded well against the champions of Europe. It works for me because the team reacted very well. “Messi played marvelously well, and little by little he is becoming the leader of the team. It is what I want and it is what I hope for.”