Their complete name is Lionel Andrés Messi, he was born in June 24 of the year 1987 in Rosario's city, Argentine Republic. With so single 19 years and to little of having debuted in the professional soccer Messi began to be considered as a big one from the international soccer and a great promise to future.
With so single 5 years of age Messi participated in the club Grandoli of Rosario. Years later it was passed over to the club Rosarino Newell's Old Boys, in the year 1995. In the year 2000, and with so single 13 years of age, Lionel Messi traveled to Spain to try a hormonal illness that affected its growth.
It was in Spain where could make their treatment, which was financed by the club Barcelona FC in a contract in which was requested to change that Lionel participated of the infantile team of the club
Starting from that moment Messi passed the different instances of the club, first in the infantile division A, just by 13 years of age, then Cadet B, Cadet A, Juvenile A, Barcelona C, Barcelona B and its premiere in first division of Barcelona FC.
Already in the season 2003-2004 of the league of Spain and in the party of inauguration of the stadium do it Dredges, Messi has a participation in the first division of Barcelona FC in a friendly game in front of FC Porto.
In the year 2005 Messi debuts officially in the derby in Montjuic against the team Espanyol, game that Barcelona FC wins for 1 at 0. Due to lesions in several players of the team and an impeccable performance of Messi is that Lionel is combocated for other games. In the May 1 of the year 2005 Messi was transformed into the youngest player in the history of Barcelona FC in marking a goal in a league game after marking a goal in front of the team Albacete, having single 17 years of age.
In the year 2005 Messi knows the glory after being consecrated champion of the Juvenile World cup of Soccer of Holland, and also to be the scorer of the team and elect as better player of the Cup, having single 18 years of age. After this spectacular performance, Barcelona FC intends him to enlarge the contract in the club until the year 2014, establishing a clause of rescission of 150 million euros, similar to the established one with the player Ronaldinho.