Lionel Messi : Lionel Messi By: Aman Ibrahim About Him : About Him Full Name: Lionel Andres Messi
Date of birth: June 24,1987 (06-24-1987) (age 22)
Place of Birth: Rosario, Argentina
Siblings: He has two older brothers named Rodrigo and Matías as well as a sister named Maria Sol. Source: Wikipedia Parents : Parents Messi was born on 24 June 1987 in Rosario, Argentina, to parents Jorge Horacio Messi (born 1958), a factory worker, and Celia María Cuccittini, a part-time cleaner. Source: Wikipedia Soccer Life : Soccer Life At the age of five, Messi started playing football for Grandoli, a local club coached by his father Jorge. In 1995, Messi switched to Newell's Old Boys who were based in his home city Rosario. Source: Wikipedia Video of Messi : Video of Messi Media : Media He is featured on the front cover of the video game Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 and is also involved in promotional campaigns for the game. Messi, along with Fernando Torres, is the face of Pro Evolution Soccer 2010, and was also involved in the motion capturing and the trailer. Messi is sponsored by the German sportswear company Adidas and features in their television advertisements. In June 2010, Messi also signed a 3 year deal with Herbalife which further supports the Leo Messi Foundation. Source: Wikipedia Charity : Charity In 2007 Messi established Fundacion Leo Messi, a charity supporting access to education and health care for vulnerable children. In an fansite interview, Messi said: “Being a bit famous now gives me the opportunity to help people who really need it, especially children."
In response to Messi’s own childhood medical difficulties, the Leo Messi Foundation supports Argentine children diagnosed with medical conditions by offering treatment in Spain and covering the transport, hospital and recuperation costs. Source: Wikipedia Charity (cont.) : Charity (cont.) Messi’s foundation is supported by his own fundraising activity with additional assistance from Herbalife.
On 11 March 2010 Messi was announced as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. Messi’s UNICEF ambassador activities are aimed at supporting children’s rights. Messi is supported in this by FC Barcelona, who also have a strong association with UNICEF Source: Wikipedia FIFA World Cup 2010 : FIFA World Cup 2010 Messi plays in the team Argentina and plays forward. BIBLIOGRAPHY : BIBLIOGRAPHY Source: Wikipedia
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