|Real Name/Full Name||Lionel Andres Messi|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Lionel Messi|
|Birth Place:||Rosario, Argentina|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||24 June 1987|
|Age/How Old:||36 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches –5′57″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 72 Kg
In Pounds – 158 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father –Jorge Messi
Mother –Cecilia Cuccittini
|Siblings:||Matias Messi (Brother)
Rodrigo Messi (Brother)
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Antonella Roccuzzo (m. 2017)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Ciro Messi Roccuzzo
Mateo Messi Roccuzzo
Thiago Messi Roccuzzo
|Net Worth:||$650 million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Lionel Messi is an outstanding football player who is known for not only having scored several goals but also being the best player. His talent began at a tender age and having strong family support of footballers, his transition to football was smooth.
Besides, he has not only played local games but also played World Cup tournaments in which he has showcased his talents to the world. Besides, he is happily married and has two children. Keep reading this article to know more about the net worth of Lionel Messi in the year 2021.
Well, how well do you know about Lionel Messi? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Lionel Messi’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Lionel Messi to date.
Biography and Early Life
Lionel Messi was born on 24th June 1987 in Rosario, Argentina. His parents are Jorge Messi with Italian and Spanish ancestry, and his mother Cecilia Cuccittini is an Italian. His father was a steel factory manager while his mother was among the staff who worked at a magnet manufacturing company. At a tender age, Messi loved football. His passion was inspired by his family who loved playing football for fun.
His father was a football coach of Grandoli’s local football club. On most occasions, he could play with his two cousins Emanuel and Maximiliano Biancuchii as well as his brothers Rodrigo and Matias. Later, he joined his father’s team where he used to play with other football players other than family.
His grandmother, Cecilia, was fond of him such that he used to accompany him for all matches he was to play. Being her major source of encouragement, Lionel was so devastated by her death when he was 10 years old. To date, whenever he scores a goal he often looks up to the sky as he believes he gets tribute from her late grandmother.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Lionel Messi in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Lionel Messi’s age is 36 years old as of today’s date 24th September 2023 having been born on 24 June 1987. Though, he is 5′57″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 158 lbs in Pound and 72kg in Kilograms.
He first studied in a school in Bangladesh. Later, he joined Les Heras elementary school. Being an outstanding footballer even in school, his talent was noticed by Barcelona. As a result, he joined the Barcelona club to pursue his football passion and did not attend any college.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
His first girlfriend was Macarena Memos but their relationship was short-lived. Later, he met the love of his life Antonella who is his long-time girlfriend. They first met with each other when he was 5 years old. At that time, Antonella was his childhood friend, Lucas Scaglia, a cousin whom they also played football.
Later, they met in 2008 when he was around 20 years old, and until now they are great friends. They publicly confirmed their love relationship in 2009. Together, the lovers got married in 2017. They are blessed with three children; Thiago, Mateo, and Ciro.
Is Lionel Messi Gay?
No. He is not gay. He is straight. Lionel has successfully established a love relationship with the female gender. He has had two girlfriends. However, he ended up marrying Antonella with whom they are happily living together and have children of their own.
He started playing football when he joined the Rosario football club. When playing for the club, he scored about 500 goals which were remarkable as no one of his age had done that before. As time passed, he was diagnosed with a growth deficiency hormone that made him stay away from the field for several months. Later, he resumed his career and started playing for Barcelona.
Later, he got the promotion to play with Juveniles A-team. As an outstanding player, he scored more than ten goals out of 11 games. As a result, his talent drew the attention of Barcelona C which he later joined. His first professional football contract with the club was made on 4th February 2004 that lasted 8 years. As a senior, his first goal was made in 2001 against Albacete.
His career took a successful turn in 2007 when he scored for Barcelona against Real Madrid. Thereafter, he has been playing in several world cup tournaments. He has won several awards of FIFA World cup, La Liga, and UEFA among other international football games.
- He has won at least 29 trophies with the Barcelona club
- He won FIFA Ballon d’Or Awards, five times from 2009 to 2019
- He won four European Golden shoe Awards
- 2009 FIFA World Player of the year winner
- Six times winner of La Liga Best Player from 2008-2015
- Most valuable FIFA player 2011, 2009
- 2014 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball winner
- Three times UEFA Goal of the season from 2006-2016
- UEFA Men’s Player of the Years 2015, 2011
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Lionel Messi in 2023
As of 2023, His net worth is about $650 million with a salary of about $45 million. His main source of income is from playing football at a professional level. He has entered into several lucrative contracts including the Barcelona club. Besides, he has also earned well when playing with other teams. Having scored many goals, he has received some awards which together enhance his overall net worth.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
He owns the world’s most expensive car 335 S Spider Scaglietti worth $35.5 million.
Lionel is a renowned football player across the globe. Besides, his outstanding expertise in football has not only earned him a good reputation globally but also earned him millions of money for his net worth. He is married and has children.