Olympic speaker Lionel Messi is a pro soccer player for FC Barcelona. Hailing from Argentina and playing in Spain, a country where soccer is everything, Messi is without question a god among men. After developing a growth hormone deficiency at an adolescent age, an unlikely medical assistance offer from Spain brought the Argentina native to Barcelona to play. In 2006 Messi broke out onto the field, and it has been nothing but record-breaking from there.
Lionel Messi has won five La Liga titles, three Champions League titles, and is only the third player in history to top-score in three successive European Champion Clubs’ Cup campaigns. He is the first player to win the Champions League top scorer title three consecutive years, won the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2009, and the Ballon d’Or awards in 2009, 2010, and 2011. He has been a part of various World Cup and teams and was named the UEFA Best Player in Europe for the 2010-2011 season. At the 2008 Beijing Games, with the help of the Argentina Olympic Football Team, Messi took home an Olympic gold medal.
In 2009, Messi led the Barcelona to another UEFA Super Cup. Following this, he would sign a new contract with the team, keeping him with the club through 2016. Messi received the Ballon d’Or three consecutive times in 2010, 2011, and 2012, awarded annually to the best soccer player in the world.
In addition to his titan status on the field, Lionel Messi is the founder of the Leo Messi Foundation, a charity dedicated to bringing education and healthcare to less fortunate children. In 2010, Messi was announced as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNICEF for his contributions outside of the game.
His international success has landed him on the cover of various video games, promotional campaigns, and athletic endorsements. In April of 2011, Messi became part of the Time 100 most influential people of the world. Football player Lionel Messi is available for athletic endorsements, speaking arrangements, and charitable events.
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