Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini, known as Lionel Messi or simply «Lio», is an Argentine footballer who was born in Rosario, Santa Fe province, on June 24, 1987 and acts as a forward or extreme right. He comes from a family with fewer economic resources, made up of his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, a factory worker and his mother, Celia María Cuccittini, who works in various trades. His maternal grandmother, Celia Olivera, was the one who promoted and motivated football as a professional career, for that reason in 1992 when he was 5 years old he began his training as a soccer player in the club.
Standard bearer Grandoli, who was one of Rosario’s formative teams. In the year 1994, Lionel Messi took his step through the lower divisions of Newell’s Old Boys where he began to show his skill with the ball and won several national titles. At the age of 11 years, the player received a not very pleasant news, which was diagnosed with a deficiency in growth hormone, which he made him do with the important attractions of football despite the great talent he had, however, This was not an impediment for Messi to continue with his aspirations to be a professional footballer.