How tall is Messi? Here are 10 interesting facts about the world’s best footballer
Soccer artist from Argentina has been voted the world’s best several times, but how high is Messi really and what hides behind his success – We are investigating it further in this article.
1. His full name is Luis Lionel Andres Messi.
2. How tall is Messi? He measures 1.69 meters.
3. Messi was born the same place as the Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara.
4. His family is originally from Italy and his father, Jorge, steel work and leisure, he was the coach of the local youth club.
5. Messi childhood was not easy and he was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency as a 11-year-old. His parents could not pay for medicine, which ran into several thousands of crowns.
6. Just 17 years old got Lionel his La Liga debut with RCD Espanyol, becoming the third youngest player, who played for FC Barcelona. At that time he was also the youngest player ever to have scored for Barca.
7. Messi’s first contract with FC Barcelona was written on a paper napkin! The former sporting director Carles Rexach was so impressed by Lio’s skill with a ball that would have his signature immediately.
8. Barcelona was then sold in Messi, the club paid for his medicine and move the whole family to Spain when he was just 13 years.
9. Lionel has two passports – Argentine and Spanish. He received his Spanish passport in September 2005.
10. His international debut in 2005 lasted only 47 seconds when he received a red card as a substitute.