Lionel or “Leo” Andres Messi is an Argentinean football mega star who plays for FC Barcelona in the Spanish Premier league and the Argentine National Team. Messi as he is popularly known started his football career very early after rapidly rising through ranks in the Barcelona Youth Academy; he made his first competitive debut at the age of 17.
He is a highly prolific scorer and is the only play to have grabbed the FIFA Footballer of the Year award five times; four of these were consecutive. It is his outstanding performance that has him at the center of the circle anytime the media takes family photos at high profile football events.
As a young boy of 13, he was diagnosed with a health disorder the reason for his diminutive stature. Though Messi is not as young as he once was he remains a favorite having won four UEFA Champions League title and seven La Liga titles with Barcelona. Unfortunately poor management of the national team has seen Argentina perform poorly in International matches much to his frustration.
Messi is a family man and has been in a relationship since 2008 with Antonella Roccuzzo; together the couple has two sons often seen alongside in media family photos. Messi has known Roccuzzo since he was five; she was a friend’s sister. He also enjoys a very close relationship with his mother, Celia and brothers.
His professional affairs are run as a family business by his father while his charity work in his hometown Rosario is managed by his mother and brother, Mateo. Messi is a very disciplined athlete and it would appear that we will continue to see more Messi family photos for as long as he maintains his form.