Messi’s full name is Lionel Andres Messi Cuccitini. He was born on the 24 June 1987 in Rosario in Argentina. He has four brothers and sisters. At the age of four he joined the local club Grandoli where he was coached by his dad. At the age of 11 Messi was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency. But the treatment was very expensive . when Messi was 13 he moved to Barcelona because Barcelona football club said that they would pay for Messi’s treatment.
When Messi was 17 he was becoming the youngest to ever score in a La Liga game for FC Barcelona. Messi has received 5 Ballon d’Or awards because he was voted the best football player in Europe. At the age of 21 he had won world player of the year nominations. Messi has been playing for FC Barcelona for 18 years. He has broken lots of records such as being Barcelona’s all-time leading goal scorer and scoring more club and international goals in a year than any other player.
Apart from football, Messi is known for being a very quiet person, which is unlike some other professional footballers. He is a very kind person and in 2007, he set up the Leo Messi foundation, which helps young poor people.
I think Messi is the best football player in the whole wide world, because he has won so many prizes and he is the best player in the best team, according to many football experts.