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50 Super Interesting Facts About Lionel Messi (&10 Best Quotes From Messi)

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Here are 50 interesting facts about Lionel Messi

    1. Messi is an Argentine former professional footballer who played forward for the Argentina national team and FC Barcelona.
    2. He was born on June 24, 1987, in Rosario, Argentina, to a football-loving family with Italian and Spanish ancestry.
    3. He moved to Spain at age 13 after FC Barcelona agreed to pay for his medical treatments.
    4. He was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency as a child, which required expensive treatment and put a strain on his family’s finances.
    5. He is considered one of the best players in football history and the only player to win six FIFA Ballons d’Or and three European Golden Shoes.
    6. He also holds many world records for most goals scored in various competitions.
    7. He was nominated for FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or for the first time in 2009, when he was 21, and received both awards on the same year.
    8. He helped Barcelona win multiple titles, including four Champions League titles and 10 La Liga titles.
    9. He helped Argentina win their first major international trophy in 2021, guiding them to a Copa America triumph.
    10. He helped Argentina win their third World Cup title in Qatar in 2022.
    11. He is naturally left-footed, quick, and precise in control of the ball.
    12. He is a keen pass distributor and can readily thread his way through packed defenses.
    13. He has a trademark move of dribbling past opponents with his left foot and cutting inside to shoot with his right foot.
    14. He has scored over 700 goals for club and country in his career.
    15. He has scored over 50 goals in a single season six times.
    16. He has scored over 40 goals in a single season 11 times.
    17. He has scored over 30 goals in a single season 14 times.
    18. He has scored over 20 goals in a single season 16 times.
    19. He has scored over 10 goals in a single season 18 times.
    20. He has scored four goals in a single match six times.
    21. He has scored five goals in a single match once, against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League in 2012.
    22. He has scored six hat-tricks for Argentina and 54 hat-tricks for Barcelona.
    23. He has scored eight hat-tricks in the Champions League, the most by any player.
    24. He has scored 36 hat-tricks in La Liga, the most by any player.
    25. He has scored 474 goals in La Liga, the most by any player.
    26. He has scored 120 goals in the Champions League, the second-most by any player behind Cristiano Ronaldo (139).
    27. He has scored 79 goals in international matches, the most by any South American male player.
    28. He has scored nine goals in World Cup matches, the most by any Argentine player.
    29. He has scored six goals in Copa America matches, the most by any Argentine player since Gabriel Batistuta (10).
    30. He has scored four goals in Olympic matches, helping Argentina win gold medals in 2008 and 2016
    31. He has provided 192 assists in La Liga, the most by any player
    32. He has provided 35 assists in the Champions League, the third-most by any player behind Cristiano Ronaldo (42) and Ryan Giggs (36)
    33. He has provided 17 assists in Copa America matches, the most by any player since records began
    34. He has provided 34 assists in international matches, the second-most by any South American male player behind Neymar (45)
    35. He has won 35 trophies with Barcelona, the most by any player in the club’s history
    36. He has won 10 trophies with Argentina, the most by any player in the national team’s history
    37. He has won the European Golden Shoe award for being the top scorer in Europe’s top leagues three times, in 2010, 2012, and 2013
    38. He has won the Pichichi Trophy for being the top scorer in La Liga eight times, in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021
    39. He has won the FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball award for being the best player in the tournament three times, in 2009, 2011, and 2015.
    40. He has won the Copa America Golden Ball award for being the best player in the tournament twice, in 2015 and 2021
    41. He has won the World Cup Golden Ball award for being the best player in the tournament once, in 2014
    42. He has won the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award twice, in 2011 and 2015.
    43. He has won the FIFA The Best Men’s Player Award once, in 2019.
    44. He has won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award once, in 2020.
    45. He has won the ESPY Award for Best International Athlete twice, in 2012 and 2015.
    46. He has won the GQ Sportsman of the Year Award once, in 2011.
    47. He has won the L’Équipe Champion of Champions Award once, in 2019.
    48. He has been named in the FIFA FIFPro World XI (the best team of the year) 14 times, from 2007 to 2020.
    49. He has been named in the UEFA Team of the Year (the best team of the year) nine times, from 2008 to 2020.
    50. He has been named in the Copa America Team of the Tournament (the best team of the tournament) five times, from 2007 to 2021.

Lionel Messi’s Net Worth

According to Forbes, Messi’s net worth is estimated to be $130 million as of May 2023, making him the second-highest-paid athlete in the world behind LeBron James. He earns $75 million in salary and winnings from Paris Saint-Germain and $55 million from endorsements with brands like Adidas, Pepsi, Socios.com and others. Other sources have estimated his net worth to be higher, ranging from $400 million to $600 million.

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