Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi Lionel Messi Domen Majer Class: 9. Teacher: Aleksandra Žnuderl

Lionel Messi

Me Me  My name is Domen and I’m 14 years old. I live in My name is Domen and I’m 14 years old. I live in Gasteraj in a house with my parents,my sister Gasteraj in a house with my parents,my sister and my brother. I’m a verry happy and active and my brother. I’m a verry happy and active person. I play football for FC Jurovski Dol. In my person. I play football for FC Jurovski Dol. In my free time I like telephoning with my friends, going free time I like telephoning with my friends, going for a walk, going out with my friends, listening to for a walk, going out with my friends, listening to music and the most often I surf on the Internet. music and the most often I surf on the Internet. Like most of boys I like computer games. This Like most of boys I like computer games. This year I'm going to secondary school in Maribor. year I'm going to secondary school in Maribor. My birthday is on 27th November. In the future I My birthday is on 27th November. In the future I hope will succeed in the elementary school and hope will succeed in the elementary school and enroll on a high school.

enroll on a high school.

Lionel Messi

Why have I chosen this Why have I chosen this person? person? I’ve chosen this person because: I’ve chosen this person because:  He is a footballer like me He is a footballer like me  Despite glory and wealth he remains humble and modest Despite glory and wealth he remains humble and modest  He helps kids around the world and he has his own charity. It ‘s He helps kids around the world and he has his own charity. It ‘s called Leo Messi foundation and he helps children. called Leo Messi foundation and he helps children.  He had a disease.

He had a disease.

Lionel Messi

The past The past Messi was born in Rosario, to parents Jorge Messi and Celia Maria. He has two older brothers, Rodrigo and Matias, and a sister Maria. He started to play football when he was 5 year He started to play football when he was 5 years s old. He played for old. He played for club Grandoli, trainer club Grandoli, trainer of which of which was his father. In 1995 he started to was his father. In 1995 he started to play for club Newell's Old play for club Newell's Old Boys. When he was 11 years old he got Boys. When he was 11 years old he got a a diagnose diagnose that that h hi is body didn't s body didn't produce produce enough testosterone. At the enough testosterone. At the same time club River Plate got interested same time club River Plate got interested in in him, but him, but they couldn't they couldn't pa pay y his treatment. his treatment. But sports director of But sports director of FC Barcelona has also FC Barcelona has also recognized his talent and recognized his talent and Barcelona has made a contract with him Barcelona has made a contract with him and they also and they also paid his treatment and made him new life in Spain. paid his treatment and made him new life in Spain. Messi Messi moved to Spain with his family when he was moved to Spain with his family when he was 13 years old. 13 years old.

After that he quickly show After that he quickly showed ed his talent in his talent in Barcelona and he soon Barcelona and he soon came to first came to first team. Argentina fans call Messi La Pulga. team. Argentina fans call Messi La Pulga.

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi, when he was 8 years old.

Lionel Messi

How did he become famous? How did he become famous?  He He played his first official match played his first official match against against Espanyol Espanyol o on 16 n 16th th October October 2004. 2004. O On this n this day he became the youngest player day he became the youngest player that has ever that has ever played in Spani played in Spanish sh League called La Liga. League called La Liga. O On 4 n 4th th August 2005 August 2005 Messi was called Messi was called to to Argentina national footbal Argentina national football l team team. . In season In season 2006/07 he show 2006/07 he showed ed his good form his good form o on El Clasico. He scored a hat­ n El Clasico. He scored a hat­ trick. He trick. He is the youngest player ever scored is the youngest player ever scored o on El Clasico. With this n El Clasico. With this match he started his match he started his best form in this club. Messi got best form in this club. Messi got a a nickname nickname New Maradona, because he scored almost the same two New Maradona, because he scored almost the same two goals as goals as Diego Armando Maradona Diego Armando Maradona did. did. Spanish gave him Spanish gave him a a nickname nickname Messidona. Messidona.  But I think Messi became But I think Messi became famous because he plays football with famous because he plays football with passion passion. What is more, . What is more, he doesn he doesn’ ’t want to make fake injuries or t want to make fake injuries or dive dive, , he is born to he is born to play play football how it football how it’ ’s meant to be played. s meant to be played.

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Messi against Real Madrid 2012

Lionel Messi

Argentina Argentina  Messi is also Messi is also the the captain of the Argentina captain of the Argentina national national team team and has played in two World and has played in two World Cups (2006 and 2010) and two Copa Cups (2006 and 2010) and two Copa Americas (2007 and 2011). In the summer Americas (2007 and 2011). In the summer of 2008 he also played at the Beijing of 2008 he also played at the Beijing Olympics, and came home with a gold Olympics, and came home with a gold medal. medal.

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Messi with Gold Medal

Lionel Messi

Changes Changes How has his life changed How has his life changed since he became famous: since he became famous: ­ He has become rich and He has become rich and a celebrity a celebrity ­ He’s started to appear on He’s started to appear on television television ­ He’s helped humanitarian He’s helped humanitarian organizations organizations ­ People recognize him on People recognize him on streets streets

Playing style Playing style  Messi has been compared to Diego Maradona Messi has been compared to Diego Maradona. . His quick feet allow him to keep control of the His quick feet allow him to keep control of the ball when dribbling at speed ball when dribbling at speed. . Like Maradona Like Maradona before him, Messi is dominantly a left footed before him, Messi is dominantly a left footed player player. . With the outside of his left foot, he With the outside of his left foot, he usually begins dribbling runs, usually begins dribbling runs, he he uses the inside uses the inside of his foot to finish and provide passes and of his foot to finish and provide passes and assists to team mates.

assists to team mates.

Messi dribbling at speed

Personal life Personal life  His girlfriend is Antonella His girlfriend is Antonella Roccuzzo,since January Roccuzzo,since January 2009. 2009. On 2 November On 2 November 2012, Messi became a 2012, Messi became a father for the first time father for the first time following the birth of his following the birth of his son Thiago. son Thiago. When his son When his son was born ,Messi say: was born ,Messi say:Today Today I am the happiest man in I am the happiest man in the world, my son was born the world, my son was born and thanks and thanks God for this gift! God for this gift!

Messi and Antonella, his girfriend

Honours Honours He has a lot of honours with club, national He has a lot of honours with club, national team and the most have individual awards team and the most have individual awards With Barcelona he won: With Barcelona he won:

La Liga: 6 Titles

Spanish Cup: 3 Titles

Supercopa de Espana: 5 Titles

UEFA Champions League: 3 Titles

UEFA Super Cup: 2 Titles

FIFA Club World Cup: 2 Titles

Argentina Argentina  FIFA World Cup: FIFA World Cup: 2005 2005  South American South American Youth Championship: Youth Championship: 2005 2005  Olympic Gold Medal: 2008 FIFA World Cup: 2005 FIFA World Cup: 2005

Individual Individual  FIFA Ballon d'Or FIFA Ballon d'Or  FIFA World Player of the Year FIFA World Player of the Year  World Soccer Player of the Year World Soccer Player of the Year  World Soccer Young Player of the World Soccer Young Player of the Year Year  ESM Team of the Year ESM Team of the Year  European Golden Shoe European Golden Shoe  Pichichi Trophy Pichichi Trophy  La Liga Player of the Year La Liga Player of the Year  LFP Best Player LFP Best Player  LFP Best Forward LFP Best Forward  La Liga Foreig La Liga Foreign n Player of the Year Player of the Year  La Liga Ibero­American Player of La Liga Ibero­American Player of the Year the Year  UEFA Champions League Top UEFA Champions League Top Goalscorer Goalscorer  UEFA Best Player in Europe Award UEFA Best Player in Europe Award  UEFA Club Footballer of the Year UEFA Club Footballer of the Year  UEFA Champions League Forward UEFA Champions League Forward of the Year of the Year  UEFA Team of the Year UEFA Team of the Year  Tuttosport Golden Boy Tuttosport Golden Boy  Sportsperson of the Year of Sportsperson of the Year of Argentina Argentina  Footballer of the Year of Argentina Footballer of the Year of Argentina  Male Best Athlete in Latin America Male Best Athlete in Latin America  IFFHS World's Top Goal Scorer IFFHS World's Top Goal Scorer  Best International Athlete ESPY Best International Athlete ESPY Award Award  FIFA/FIFPro World XI FIFA/FIFPro World XI

Messi with Ballon d'or On 7th Janurary 2013 he got 4 Ballon d’or

Records Records World World  Guinness World Records title for the most Guinness World Records title for the most goals in a year: 91 goals. goals in a year: 91 goals.  Most international goals in a year (club and Most international goals in a year (club and national team): 25 goals (shared with Vivian national team): 25 goals (shared with Vivian Woodward). Woodward).  Most goals scored in FIFA Club World Cu Most goals scored in FIFA Club World Cup: p: 4 4 goals ( goals (shared shared with Denilson and Mohamed with Denilson and Mohamed Aboutrika).

Aboutrika).

Spain Most goals scored in La Liga in a season: 50 goals.  Most La Liga hat­tricks in a season: 8 hat­ tricks.  Most goals scored in the Supercopa de España: 10 goals.

Barcelona  Top scorer in official competitions: 289 goals.  Top scorer in La Liga: 196 goals.  Top scorer in UEFA Champions League: 56 goals.  Top scorer in European Competitions: 57 goals.  Top scorer in international Competitions: 61 goals.

Some great players about Messi  Maradona: The ball stays glued to his foot; Maradona: The ball stays glued to his foot; I’ve seen great players in my career, but I’ve I’ve seen great players in my career, but I’ve never seen anyone with Messi's ball control. never seen anyone with Messi's ball control.  Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo: : Messi has his personality Messi has his personality and I have mine. He has his game and I and I have mine. He has his game and I have mine. I also play in a big club like him. have mine. I also play in a big club like him. We are different in every aspect. But right We are different in every aspect. But right now, he is the best.

now, he is the best.

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Resources  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionel_Messi  http://www.biography.com/people/lionel­messi­555732  http://www.fcbarcelona.com/football/first­team/staff/play  http://www.lionel­messi.co.uk/biography/  http://www.jockbio.com/Bios/Messi/Messi_bio.html  Book:  L. Caioli, Messi (žepna knjiga), 2012, Učila International d.o.o.  Photos are all from Web.