Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional soccer player with an estimated net worth of $233 million. He was born on June 24, 1987 in Argentina. His father worked for a steel factory, and his mother worked with a magnet company. He was the third of four kids born to his parents. His entire family always loved soccer, and they were always very close growing up. He always wanted to play with his older brothers, who always let him join in the sport with him. He became good at a very young age, which is why he is where he is now. He has two older cousins who both play professional soccer, too. his father was his first coach, but it was his grandmother who always took him to his training and to his practices and left the biggest impression on him as a child. He and his grandmother were very close, and her death was very difficult for him. He always points to Heaven when he makes a goal, as a tribute to her and their Catholic faith.
Lionel Messi was a great star as a child, and he was always good at what he did. He was one of the best children in the soccer league in Argentina, and he already had an amazing reputation as a player. Everyone who knew him knew that he would go on to become a professional player when he was old enough. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency when he was 10. He needed a lot of medical treatment, but his father’s insurance would not cover the cost of it. the treatment cost $1,000 per month, and it simply was not affordable for the family. It was something that almost cost Lionel Messi his entire football career.
Throughout the rest of his childhood, his family tried to find a way to get his medical issues paid for so that he could find a way to play. They decided to allow him to try out in Barcelona. The team wanted to sign him, but they hesitated to do so because of the fact that he was a foreign player, and he was so young at the time. It wasn’t something they usually did. The family moved to Barcelona in 2001 and he was miserable. He didn’t get to play much, he did not make any friends, and his mother moved back to his native country with the other kids leaving him behind with his father.
However, he was able to become enrolled in school, finish his treatments and actually play the game. He became one of the biggest stars in the league, and he has been making millions of dollars every year since he was old enough to play professionally. The rest is history, and he is one of the most famous soccer stars in Barcelona. He has been dating a woman for the past 8 years, and the two have two little boys together. He is only in his 20s, so he will continue to play for the time being; which means an increased net worth over the years.
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