Full name: Lionel Andres Messi
Born: 24 June 1987 in Rosario, Argentina
Nationality: Argentinian and Spanish
Height: 169 m
Position: attacking midfielder
Clubs: 1992-1995: Grandoli (Argentina). 1995-2000: Newell’s Old Boys (Argentina). Since 2000: Barcelona (Spain).
Honours: 2005: Winner of the FIFA U-20 World Cup as well as player of the tournament and top goalscorer, Spanish league title and super cup winner. 2006: UEFA Champions League and Spanish league title winner, FIFA World Cup™ quarter-finalist. 2007: Copa America finalist. 14 caps and 5 goals for Argentina.