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Does Messi believe in God? Everything you need to know about Lionel Messi in Paris

By Juan Angel Aiesi

Does Messi believe in God? Everything you need to know about Lionel Messi in Paris

Lionel Messi is very close to his family, and even keeps his childhood home. Here's all about Messi.

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Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional soccer and plays for the Spanish club Barcelona. He is the only player in history to win 5 FIFA Awards, and holds countless records for most goals scored.

 

Faith: Christian - Catholic

 

Two world famous Argentines meet at the Vatican - Pope Francis and Barcelona's own footballing icon Lionel Messi.

Birthday:  June 24, 1987

 

 

Fun Faith Fact!: 

Is incredibly close to his family, even maintaining his family childhood home, standing empty for several years.

 

Born and raised in Argentina, he moved to Barcelona in his teens to join the football club there, as they'd agreed to absorb the cost of treatment for his growth hormone deficiency. Despite being injury-prone in his early career, Messi has concretely established himself as a premiere footballer, and has been the top paid athlete in his sport for the last five years.

 

 

He has been in a long-term relationship with the mother of his two children, and lives very near most of his family for whom he maintains a close-knit living compound. He's heavily involved in several charitable endeavors, including youth sports, and financially supports a youth football club in his hometown village through his own charitable foundation.


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