Lionel Messi

The Story of a Legend

Dear Reader...

This is is a website created to display the life and success of Lionel Messi. He has always been my hero and role-model. I aspire to be like him one day, and hopefully even more. Below are my different ways of expressing my admiration for the Argentine soccer star. I hope you enjoy my work. Thank you.

A Hero's Evolution

This image shows Lionel Messi standing above his rivals. They are burning in a fiery pit to show how Messi triumphs over all. Messi is also shown growing/evolving because he is constantly improving his game. Lastly, a spotlight is shown to signify how he is always the center of attention and the star of the show.


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Image Research Connection

Lionel Messi has always triumphed over his opponents. Even at a young age, Messi has been know to beat kids older than him. Messi became a part of the Argentina National Soccer Team at a very young age. He participated in a tournament with the first team. Messi “not only won the title with Argentina, but was also the leading goal scorer” (“Messi 10”). He proved that he was superior to his opposition, and would always manage to beat them. Lionel Messi is "constantly improving his game"(“Lionel Messi Biography”). He is always looking for ways to improve and become better at his job. Messi is always finding things to improve on and become better at. This is what makes him the best in the world.

A Love for the Game

Below is a poem written to show how Lionel Messi evolved into a major star. Scenarios progress and become larger over time. Eventually, Messi is depicted as a legend playing in a large venue in front of a huge crowd.

Poem Research Connection

Lionel Messi has developed and evolved as a player throughout his career. He began at a very young age. He grew up around the sport and always “tagged along when his two older brothers played soccer” (“Lionel Messi Biography”). He was constantly around the sport. Messi would always play when he had the chance. "Messi’s career began with success at the youth club Newell’s Old Boys" ("The Journey of a Legend"). Leo became known for his technical playing style and quick decision making. He later moved to Barcelona with his family and tried out for FC Barcelona. The coaches “decided to sign Messi and pay for his medical treatment” (“ESPN FC”). He quickly moved up the ranks and was promoted to the first team at age sixteen. One year later, he was taken to the Argentine National Team. Messi “not only won the title with Argentina, but was also the leading goal scorer” (“Messi 10”). Messi is now one of the best players in the history of the sport. He is known by millions of people around the world. Messi plays in the largest venues and is watched all over the world on television.

The Journey of a Legend

The last piece I created is an expository essay to portray Lionel Messi's journey in soccer. It explains how he moved up and triumphed over his opponents. It also shows how he was not held back despite some potential set-backs.

Essay Research Connection

Lionel Messi has always been involved with soccer. He grew up around the sport and always “tagged along when his two older brothers played soccer” (“Lionel Messi Biography”). Messi quickly developed good skills and became a very technical player. Messi would also play with older children. He was "unintimidated by the bigger boys" (“ESPN FC”). This forced Leo to learn to compete at higher levels. Unfortunately however, Messi was diagnosed with a “hormonal problem that affected his growth" (“Messi 10”). "But this did not stop Messi at all. Leo and his family moved to Spain and he tried out for FC Barcelona" ("The Journey of a legend"). He was selected to play on the youth team and thus began his career at FC Barcelona. Eventually, Messi would move up to the first team and become a key player.

Works Cited

"L. Messi." Argentina. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 May 2013.

"Lionel Messi Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 28 May 2013.

"Lionel Messi Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 28 May 2013.

"Lionel Messi Biography." Lionel Messi Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 May 2013.

"Messi 10." Messi. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 May 2013.