Lionel Andres Messi, born on 24 June 1987 is an Argentine national team player who started his football career at Barcelona in Spain. He currently plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint Germaine in France. Messi has attained a lot of success to his name when it comes to the world of football.
Messi has won himself quite a number of awards and career highlights which includes the world’s best footballer award which has over the years been an award he contends for with his rival, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Nevertheless, he currently won his seventh one at the just-ended event organized by FIFA. The athlete is married and blessed with three kids
Messi at the young age of 10 years had doctors finding out that he was suffering from an uncommon case of growth hormone deficiency which required a quick treatment that caused thousands of dollars each month. Although an exceptional footballer since his childhood, he was much shorter and a lot more fragile than the other kids in his age group due to this disorder.
How Tall is Lionel Messi?
Leo Messi is 5 foot 7 inches tall. That is why he mostly adapts with the ball at his feet and at slicing through narrow spaces and attacking defences.
Working with a low centre of gravity certainly aids him in a lot of ways. Messi has always been and will always be an inspiration and a role model to a lot of kids and youth in the church world due to his prowess style of play
Awards Won By Lionel Messi
- Ballon d’Or/FIFA Ballon d’Or: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021
- FIFA World Player of the Year: 2009
- The Best FIFA Men’s Player: 2019
- European Golden Shoe: 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
- FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: 2014
- La Liga Best Player: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15
- Argentine Footballer of the Year: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
- Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: 2020
- Ballon d’Or Dream Team: 2020
- World Soccer Greatest XI of All Time
- IFFHS All-time Men’s Dream Team