He is a professional football player who captains the Argentina national team in addition to playing forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain. One of the greatest players, according to many.

Messi’s Early life:

Messi was born on June 24, 1987, in Rosario, Santa Fe. Messi was given the expensive diagnosis of Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD) at 11, a disease that hindered growth and called for the administration of the human growth hormone medicine. Following a tryout with Barcelona, Messi’s performance pleased Coach Carles Rexach, who offered Messi a contract that included paying for his medical care in Spain.

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Messi’s Career:

Argentina won the 2005 FIFA Youth Championship under his leadership. In an exhibition match against Hungary in August 2005, Messi made his full international debut. He took part in the World Cup in 2006. He represented Argentina in football and took home an Olympic gold medal in Beijing in 2008. Messi will have the chance to create an impression on their biggest platform during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Much to his dismay, Messi declared his retirement from international football in June 2016. Messi did, however, revert to his customary electrifying performance with Barcelona in the 2018–19 season.

Messi’s Achievements:

  • 2005 saw Messi receive the FIFA U-20 World Cup Golden Shoe award.
  • World Player of the Year for FIFA in 2009
  • FIFA’s top honor
  • FIFA World XI FIFPro
  • The 2014 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball
  • Young Player of the Year in FIFPro 2008, 2007, and 2006
  • 2011 IFA Club World Cup Golden Ball
  • Special Young Player of the Year for FIFPro in 2008, 2007, and 2006
  • 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup Golden Ball
  • Golden Shoe 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup 

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Records held by Messi:

Messi’s goal-scoring record is outstanding by any measure. He will have 419 goals in 445 official matches for Barcelona FC by the end of June 2019. Messi set a global record in 2012–2013 by scoring in 21 straight games (33 goals from 21 games). With 91 goals scored in 2012, he holds the Guinness World Record for the most goals in a single year. The only player to score in four straight Champions League seasons is him. He has scored 68 goals in 133 appearances for Argentina at the international level.  As a replacement in the 74th minute, he entered the game of the 2005–2006 FIFA World Cup. Within minutes, he assisted their fourth goal and then scored the winning goal in their 6-0 victory, giving him the tournament’s youngest scorer and the sixth-youngest in World Cup history. He scored a 1-0 win over Uruguay at home during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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