Lionel Andrés Messi (born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Considered one of the best football players of his generation and frequently cited as the world’s best contemporary player,Messi received several Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations by the age of 21 and won both by the age of 22.playing style and ability have drawn comparisons to Diego Maradona, who himself declared Messi his « successor ».
At the age of five, Messi started playing football for Grandoli, a local club coached by his father Jorge.In 1995, Messi switched to Newell’s Old Boys who were based in his home city Rosario. At the age of 11, he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency. Primera División club River Plate showed interest in Messi’s progress, but did not have enough money to pay for treatment for his condition as it cost $900 a month.Carles Rexach, the sporting director of Barcelona, had been made aware of his talent as Messi had relatives in Lleida, Catalonia, and Messi and his father were able to arrange a trial. Barcelona signed him after watching him play, offering to pay for the medical bills if he was willing to move to Spain.His family moved to Europe and he started in the club’s youth teams This video is about his Childhood and the present atmosphere of Messi.
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