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By: Mariana McMorrow. Biography Lionel Messi nació el 24 de junio de 1987. He was born in Rosario, Argentina. At the age of 5, he started playing soccer.

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1 By: Mariana McMorrow

2 Biography Lionel Messi nació el 24 de junio de He was born in Rosario, Argentina. At the age of 5, he started playing soccer for Grandoli, a local club coached by his father, Jorge. Messi actualmente es 5 pies y 7 pulgadas. He plays forward in soccer for both Barcelona, his cup team, and Argentina, his national team. In recent years, Lionel Messi has become one of the game’s highest paid players earning an estimated 18 million dollars a year.

3 First Accomplishment Messi drew comparisons to another famous Argentinean soccer player, Diego Maradona, and moved quickly through the ranks of the team’s junior system. Cuando Messi tenía 16 años, hizo su primera aparición para Barcelona. En ol de mayo de 2005, puso a sí mismo en los libros de registro. He was put in because he set the record for being the youngest player ever to score a goal for the team. That same year, Messi led Argentina to the title in the under 20 World Cup. He scored a pair of penalty kicks to propel the team over Nigeria

4 Second Accomplishment Lionel Messi has become one of soccer’s highest paid players ever. Gana alrededor de 18 millones de dólares al año. Messi has justified this price-tag by steering Barcelona to a wealth of success. Él ayudó especialmente en el año The left-footer’s team captured the Champions League, La Liga, and the Spanish Club Titles. That same year, in 2009, after 2 consecutive runner-up finishes, Messi took home the FIFA World Player of the Year award. He is actually the first 4-time winner of the FIFA Player of the Year award. Messi also shattered the world record with 91 goals last year for Barcelona and Argentina.

5 Legacy Messi obtuvo su ciudadanía de la EU en He was also trying to make a name for himself off the field. Finally, in early 2010, he was named a Goodwill Ambassador by UNICEF. El UNICEF tenía un enfoque en la lucha por los derechos de los niños en todo el mundo. Even the great Maradona saw Messi as very similar to him. Maradona also stated “He’s a leader and if offering lessons in beautiful football. He has something different to any other player in the world.”

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