Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer, today we look at his Net Worth, Lifestyle, Biography, Wiki, Girlfriend, Family And More
LIONEL MESSI NET WORTH – $400,000,000
|NAME: Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini|
|BIRTHDAY: 24th June 1987|
|COUNTRY OF BIRTH: Argentina|
|SOURCE OF WEALTH: Football|
|PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Barcelona|
Born on 24 June 1987 in Rosario, Lionel Messi is the third of the four children and grew up in a tight-knit, football-loving family, quickly discovering a passion for the sport.
At the age of four Lionel Messi joined local club Grandoli and was coached by his father.
Lionel Messi joined the Rosario club when he was six years old and scored almost 500 goals, however at age 10, he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency.
In February 2001, the family relocated to Barcelona after Messi was offered a contract on a Napkin with Barcelona’s Youth Academy.
After completing his growth hormone treatment aged 14, Messi became an integral part of whats now called the “Baby Dream Team”, Barcelona’s greatest-ever youth side.
Lionel Messi rapidly progressed through the club’s ranks once he entered the youth side and on 24 June 2005, his 18th birthday, Messi signed his first contract as a senior team player.
His buyout clause increased to €150 million and he went on to become a starting 11 player where became Barcelona’s new star player at only 20 years old.
The year 2012 saw him break several longstanding records and he became the top goalscorer in Barcelona’s history at 24 years old.
On 12 August 2018, he lifted his first title as Barcelona’s captain and was awarded a record-breaking sixth Ballon d’Or in 2019.
Compromising a massive multi million dollar compound with its own football pitch, Messi’s home features a huge open terrace and large panoramic windows to soak in the sun.
Located in an up-market area of Catalonia, the home was purchased by Messi for €1.8 million where he spent more than €6 million renovating it.
Overlooking the beautiful Catalan hills and the Mediterranean coast, the mansion has lots of open terraces, light colored walls and wooden floors.
Other features include a playground, swimming pool, large garden and it even has a flight restriction over the local area.
Messi’s car collection is not as extensive as Ronaldo’s, however is does include some beauties such as the rare Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti Spider, Ferrari F430 Spider and Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale.
Other cars in his collection include an Audi Q7, Audi R8, Audi R8 GT and he also has access to a Mini Cooper S Cabriolet, Range Rover Velar, Lexus RX and a Pagani Zonda.
Messi’s father is Jorge Messi, a steel factory manager, and his mother Celia Cuccittini, who worked in a magnet manufacturing workshop.
He is the great-grandson of immigrants from the north-central Adriatic Marche region of Italy and Catalonia, and on his mother’s side.
His older brothers are Rodrigo and Matías, and his cousins, Maximiliano and Emanuel Biancucchi both became football players.
Since 2008, Messi has been in a relationship with Antonella Roccuzzo and he is a fourth cousin of former teammate Bojan Krkić.
Lionel Messi has met many friends throughout his career and some of his best friends include Cesc Fàbregas and Gerard Piqué.
He has many more friends in football who include Ezequiel Lavezzi, Sergio Aguero, the legendary Ronaldinho and the controversial Luis Suarez.
Not so well known friends include Pinto “Wahin” and Diego Vallejos whom he notoriously threw water bombs at buses on the streets with while growing up.
Lionel Messi likes private family time when he is away and he has been spotted on a private island resort in Antigua with his family.
He has been spotted playing ball on beaches in the Caribbean and has been seen on a lads getaway in Ibiza even swimming to a yacht to avoid the public.
His Favorite Food Is Milanesa Napolitana that is made with a variety of ingredients such as ham, salt, oregano, fried beef, chopped tomatoes, onions, cheese and sugar.
He can often be seen sipping mate tea while his favourite color is red.
Messi’s hobbies while not on the pitch include video games, listening to music, sleeping, and of course, spending time with family.
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