What is Lionel Messi known for?
Lionel Andrés Messi, also known as Leo Messi, is an Argentinian footballer currently playing for the Barcelona football club and the Argentine national team.
Where was Lionel Messi born?
Lionel Messi was born in Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina, which is in the north eastern part of the country, near the Uruguay border.
How old was Messi when he first started playing soccer?
When Lionel was 4 years old he joined his first football club, a local group called Grandoli. His father was the coach.
What position does Messi play?
Who had a big influence on Lionel's soccer interest?
Lionel's grandmother was a huge supporter of him and came with him to practice and games. She passed away when he was 11, but every time he scored a goal he pointed up to the sky to show tribute to his grandmother.
What year did Messi win the Ballon d'Or for the first time?
The Ballon d'Or stands for “Golden Ball” and is awarded to the best football player in the world for the year. It is only given to European players and decided by the France Football Magazine. Messi has won it 8 times since 2009.
What city did Messi win his Olympic gold medal?
Messi won his gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing playing for Argentina.
What is Lionel Messi's jersey number?
How many goals did Messi score in 2012?
Messie scored 91 goals across 69 games when he was 25 years old.