Who Is Lionel Messi?

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Lionel Messi is a professional footballer from Argentina. He was the star captain of the 2014 FIFA football World Cup in Brazil. Lionel Messi plays for the Spanish football club, FC Barcelona, apart from his national team. He wears number 10 and plays the forward position.

The diminutive superstar of football was born on June 24, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina. He had a hormonal deficiency and had to move to Spain at the age of 13. He became a star when playing for the Barcelona Club. At the age of 16, he became the youngest player to score a goal for the club.