Fast Facts About Lionel Messi


during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Here is a look at the life of soccer player Lionel “Leo” Messi, who plays for FC Barcelona and Argentina’s national team according to

Birth date:
June 24, 1987

Birth place: Rosario, Argentina

Birth name: Lionel Andrés Messi

Father: Jorge Messi, factory worker

Mother: Celia Cuccittini de Messi

Children: with Antonella Roccuzzo: Thiago, November 2, 2012

Other Facts:
FC Barcelona’s all-time leading scorer.

Winner of the Ballon d’Or, or footballer of the year, for a record four consecutive years (2009-2012).

According to Forbes in 2014, made an estimated $64.7 million in salary and endorsements.

As a young boy, Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency. At age 13, he signed with Futbol Club Barcelona and moved to Spain. As part of the contract, FC Barcelona agreed to pay for Messi’s hormone treatments.

1995-2000 –
Played for the local club team, Newell’s Old Boys, in Rosario, Argentina.

2000-2003 – Signed with FC Barcelona and works his way up through Barca’s youth squads.

November 16, 2003 – Made his team debut, as a replacement in a friendly match against FC Porto.

October 16, 2004 – Made his official debut for FC Barcelona against Espanyol. Barca wins 1-0.

2007 – Established the Leo Messi Foundation, working to improve access to education and health care for children.

August 2008 – Led Argentina’s soccer team to a gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Beijing.

March 11, 2010 – Messi was announced as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

2011-2012 season – Sets the all-time record for most goals scored in a single season for a major European football league, with 73 goals.

June 2013 – Prosecutors in Barcelona file tax fraud charges against Messi and his father for the period between 2007 and 2009. The complaint alleges that Messi and his father, aiming to lower their Spanish tax bill, sought to manage the player’s lucrative income from image rights through shell companies set up overseas. Messi denies all allegations of wrongdoing.

June 25, 2013 – Prosecutors in Barcelona, Spain, tell CNN that Lionel Messi paid €10 million ($13 million) in taxes to cover the tax period 2010-2011, but efforts to prosecute him for alleged tax fraud from 2007 to 2009 are still ongoing.

August 14, 2013 – Messi and his father, Jorge Messi, make a “reparatory” payment of €5 million($6.6 million) to Spanish authorities for allegedly committing tax fraud between 2007 and 2009.

September 27, 2013 – Messi and his father testify in a Barcelona court in a preliminary hearing over allegations they defrauded Spanish tax authorities of more than $5 million.

March 16, 2014 – Scores a hat-trick (three goals during a game), to become FC Barcelona’s all-time leading scorer with 371 goals, eclipsing the record set by Paulino Alcantara, who scored 369 goals.

May 2014 – Signed a new contract with FC Barcelona for a reported annual net of €20 million ($27 million).

June 2014 – A Spanish state prosecutor asks the judge to drop the tax fraud charges against Lionel Messi, but not his father.

July 13, 2014 – Messi won the Golden Ball award for the best player of the World Cup tournament.

July 28, 2014 – A judge rules that the tax fraud case against Messi and his father will proceed, despite the Spanish state prosecutor’s June request that the charges against Messi be dropped.

November 22, 2014 – Messi scores a hat-trick (three goals during a game) to become the Spanish league’s all-time leading goalscorer with 253 goals, surpassing Telmo Zarra’s previous record of 251 goals. Messi ends the season with 286 goals in 315 appearances.

November 25, 2014 – Messi became the leading goalscorer in the European Champions League with 74 goals in 91 appearances. Messi ends the season with 77 goals in 99 appearances, tying withCristiano Ronaldo who has 77 goals in 115 appearances.

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