Lionel Messi Fast Facts

Lionel Messi reacts during the International Friendly match between Argentina and Venezuela at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on March 22, 2019, in Madrid, Spain.

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of soccer player Lionel "Leo" Messi, who plays for FC Barcelona and Argentina's national team.


Birth date: June 24, 1987
    Birth place: Rosario, Argentina
    Birth name: Lionel Andrés Messi
    Father: Jorge Messi, factory worker
    Mother: Celia Cuccittini de Messi
    Children: Ciro, Mateo and Thiago