Lionel Messi

Arguably, the best soccer player in the world

About Messi

Lionel Messi was born on June 24, 1987 in Argentina. He plays for FC Barcelona and his home team, Argentina. Last year he won "The best player of the year" award, and he has 4 Ballon d'Or awards. He is arguably the best player in the world while others say Christiano Ronaldo is the best player. He is an amazing player because of his speed, ball control, and skills. He is a small player (only 5'7") but that doesn't stop him from playing his best on the field. He is also a husband and a father to a son. He is married to Antonella Roccuzzo and his son's name is Thiago.

FC Barcelona

Messi and His Club

FC Barcelona was founded in 1899 by a group of young foreigners living in Barcelona. Joan Gamper, the Club's founder, was the inspiration and driving force behind the club's first 25 years. Messi was signed onto Barcelona at the age of 16 where he made his official debut in a friendly match against Porto. He became the third youngest player ever to play for Barcelona and youngest club player who played in La Liga. Today Messi is doing an extraordinary job at playing soccer. Last year he broke the record for most goals in a calendar year. It used to be 86 goals and now it's 91. He is truly an outstanding player.