On December 2, 2019, Lionel Andres Messi won the FIFA Ballon d’Or for a record sixth time, a few years back, in September 16,2015, he became the youngest player to make 100 appearance in the UEFA champions league. All of Messi’s accolades would not be well appreciated if we don’t date back Into history to see how a young man with health challenges rose against all odd.
Messi was born June 24, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina, his father Jorge was a steelworker and a coach of the local youth football team. Messi had a major limitation growing up, he had growth complications which was growth hormone deficiency, his normal growth rate at a young age of eleven, it was more perplexing for his family because they could not afford his $900 percent monthly bill. In September 2000, Messi had a trial with Barcelona through his relatives in Catalonia, he gave the first team director a vintage first experience as a young lad and they were willing to sign him, he went on to impress everyone as he later became a part of the “Baby Dream Team” which was referred to as Barcelona’s youngest ever youth side.
Lionel Messi had an exceptional recognition in EA’s series appearing from FIFA 13 to FIFA 16, he also appeared on PES cover from 2009 till 2011. The crispness of Messi’s foobtall has made his networth be about $600,000,000 making him one of the riches footballer today. With a record of six European Golden shoe. The recent transfer in the footballing world had Messi leave Barcelona, a club he joined as a teenager and had a total of 778 appearances 672 goals, 6 Ballon D’or and 34 trophies all at Barcelona.
Lionel Messi is arguably the best and the greatest of all times. One of his single major competitor is Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7). Most football lovers has an unending feud and argument on the successes, discipline, lifestyle and personality of both players. The competition between these skilled professional had them both dominate the men’s Ballon d’Or award for over a decade, dating from year 2008.
Messi has 6 Ballon d’Or to his name while Ronaldo has 5. The anticipation about Messi’s career in his new club (Paris Saint-Germain) is what every football lovers has a nick to see. The time to come would show the success of both Messi and his new team.