Happy Birthday Lionel Messi
Argentine International and Barcelona striker is celebrating his 25th Birthday today. Givemegoal Wishes him a very Happy Birthday.
Messi was born in 24 june 1987 in a poor family in Rosario, Argentina dad worked in a steel factory and mother was a part time cleaner in other’s house. He was youngest among four children of his parents. At the age of 5 he started playing football in a local club which was coached by his dad. At the age of 8 he joined Newell’s old boys and later River Plate were interested to sign him but he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency in the age of 11 and Messi’s parents didn’t have the situation to pay 1000dollars a month for a treatment of Messi. later on Barcelona called Messi for trails and promised to pay his medical cost if he moves to Spain. First contract of Messi was signed on a napkin paper.
Messi debut for Barcelona on 16 November 2003 aged 16 years and 145 days as he played in 5 different divisions of Spanish football with the ranks of Barcelona. Messi is also believed to be best player in the world and compared with the likes of Zidane, Pele and Maradona. He is current FIFA world player of the year and he had won it last two times too in 2009 and 2010. He is one of the highest paid footballer by club and highest earner in the world football including commercial also.
Messi has scored 253 goals in 329 appearances for Barcelona and 26 for Argentina in 70 matches.
We wish him very best for his upcoming season and reaming footballing career.