“He (Lionel Messi) is the best player in the world, from a distance,” said Arsne Wenger, Arsenal FC coach, the Argentine soccer stars “E” (like) a PlayStation. It can take advantage of every mistake who we made. ‘
Other parts of Latin America, largely dominated the sports history of Argentine football — known simply as football in the United States – since 1920.
Argentina after Jorge Rafael Videla Redondo military strength hated tyrant, said a top priority to win the Cup of the total at the end of 1970, the country’s players stormed the world with a number of awards and trophies around the world. June 25, 1978, Mario Kempes and his companions picked up the cup home to score the winner election victory against a team led by Peruvian goalkeeper Argentina (6-0) in the semifinals.
Until, in the Japanese capital Tokyo, the South American contingent, led by Diego Armando Maradona, was considered the best junior team in the world at the expense of the former Soviet Union / USSR. Shortly thereafter, Argentina was one of the great “popular” in the men’s football tournament before entering assisted boycott the 1980 Games in Moscow. Three years later, the national team came close to winning the Global Junior Championship IV.
On 29th June 1986, celestial, as the national team is known throughout the world, the first place in the World Cup in the United States, Mexico, one of the most memorable matches ever seen in the history of the World Cup was played there as England beat Argentina – Maradona and his companions tried to win field, which their countrymen lost in the Falklands War in 1982 Anglo-Argentine. In 1990, Maradona again put Argentina in the Cup Championship final on Italian soil.In the space of six years, from 1995 to 2005, the national contingent is a four-time world champion U-20 tournament. It was at this time that Messi’s name appeared on the scene.
Messi of Argentina, who was nicknamed “Flea” is a strong and powerful striker, who plays for FC Barcelona (since 2003) and Argentina (2006). Strangely, he spent his entire career in the Spanish club (almost 10 years) working in different teams (U-15, U-17, U-19, and other equipment). Messi has become almost indispensable to his club (popularly known as “boat”), which is the backbone of Barcelona 4-3-3. However, he loves to play football with Argentinian side, after he refused to be a member of the Spanish national team, despite its strong ties to the European nation.
In addition, the person born in Argentina, Messi, of Italian origin, is a Spanish citizen since the mid-2000s. From 2005 to 2011, Messi collected more than 70 individual awards. In fact, his success as an athlete is largely due to the perseverance and discipline. According to the Paris magazine France Football, Messi is paid footballer in the world. In addition, the center — the gold medal at the Olympic Games football 2008 – gained international recognition as a champion of children’s rights.
Although Lionel Andrés Messi, sometimes known as “ghost center forward”, is considered one of the best football players who have never won the World Cup (with Ferenc Puskás Hungary and Liberian George Weah) is no longer male athletes in the sport’s most famous map of the world . In the Western Hemisphere, Messi, who is often compared to Maradona, who inspired thousands of aspiring young players to follow their dreams, especially in poor regions. Not only that, thanks to him, most people know Argentina – which has a long history of disasters — artificial than ever. In their homeland, their situation is comparable only three national celebrity: Argentina World War II Lady Eva Peron, known for the musical Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Carlos Gardel — Maradona, nicknamed “Songbird Buenos Aires’ tango and helped spread worldwide.
Lionel Messi: rough diamond
Lionel Messi Life is forever changed when he was caught in Argentina Spanish scouts to play at Barca, which is often referred to as one of the best clubs in the world, with hundreds of millions of football fans outside its borders Bangladesh and Guinea-Bissau in San Marino and the Faroe Islands.
You can not become a top athlete (female) did not obtain significant results, if you are a hard worker, and especially if you are not able to overcome the obstacles in your life. In fact, Lionel Messi knows first hand about it. Like his fellow Argentine Maradona, Messi is small, it is 5 feet 8 inches tall, in the forward position, but overcame it with admirable skill and exceptional intelligence of deposit, earning “Flea” nickname. During his racing career, he also defeated another obstacle: many injuries, mostly led Rikjaard.
During as a child that in his country suffered one of the deepest recessions in America. But that was not all. Because of the disease, which almost left the sport? In 2008, there was no problem to send the Summer Games Messi because of his dual citizenship and status as a professional footballer in Barcelona. Against the wishes of the club, however, Messi, the best professional football player of all time, came to Beijing with Argentina (as the winner).
Messi is executed, it is able to offer the game of passion, commitment, discipline and hard, and exceptional abilities. No player may be classified as invincible in the world of football, but Messi is probably the most talented person ever to carry the ball. In all matches, Messi plays as if it was a game for the World Cup.
Rosario: Birth player
Born in the Argentine city of Rosario (Santa Fe province) 24 June 1987 – the year after the country won the World Cup tournament in Mexico City — Messi is a quarter of the children born Jorge Horacio Messi and his wife, the former Celia Mara Cucittini. It is interesting that one of the four most important people in Rosario, near Libertad Lamarque (Artist) Valeria Mazza (model) and Cesar Luis Menotti (football coach).
His father was a laborer in a steel mill. In fact, football Messi inherited the genes from his father, who coached for a short time. Meanwhile, Messi’s mother is a fan of famous people and wanted their children to have famous names. Celia Mara Lionel named his son after his favorite idol Lionel Richie, Grammy-winning singer / composer whose successful pop charts in 1980, including “real”, “You Are” and “All Night Long”.
Like most athletes as Octavio Dazzan Argentina (cycling), David Nalbandian (tennis), and Manu Ginibili (basketball), Lionel reflects the Italian roots of his country. His father’s family is Italian city of Ancona, which took place in Latin America during the massive European immigration in the early 19th century. The Spanish footballer coached professional, high-scoring against Barcelona, has two brothers, Rodrigo and Matas, and sister, Maria Sol addition, his cousin Maximilian and Emmanuel Biancucchi are also footballers.
His sporting life back to the days when Messi grew up playing soccer in Rosario, a country famous for his passion for the sport and has hosted the World Cup for professionals and amateurs, including the football World Cup men’s (1978) World Men’s Volleyball Tournament (1982) may have Messi deserves credit for that, since he was appointed the official ambassador of Rosario 2019 Pan American menu. In this environment Olympic Jorge Horacio Messi did not hide his ambition of his son.
How many samples of America – including Edwin Vasquez Cam (shooting), and Nancy Lopez (golf) – Messi was introduced to the sport by his father. Before the arrival of the young Newell Old Boy, Lionel when he was only five years — he played for the local team Grandioli, where his father was coach. At that time, less the soccer goalkeeper Lionel. At that time, he had a lot of athletic ability, but no technical skills. Soon after, while Lionel showed his talent in the U-10 competitions at home and abroad, in the middle of 1990, a young Argentine, 11, was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency. Ever since he began his professional career in the sport as a young player in the coming years, had refused any disease that is 900 dollars per month. But despite this, his enthusiasm for the game was amazing.
A unique opportunity
Recognizing early talent Messi, Carles Rexach, sports administrator, promised that Barcelona will pay for their care if the game is decideto club.The famous answer is “yes”, of course. Consequently, Messi and his parents moved permanently to the ground in Barcelona, football crazy. This time, the young man was sad to leave their hometown. However, the place that Spanish is particularly important for Messi: No, 3 May 1980, fellow Argentine Maradona signed a six-year contract with traditional equipment.
Trip proved to be a turning point in his life. The capital and largest city of the Catalan region of Spain, one of the first — Europe — class Messi was awarded a scholarship to play football in the sports academy boat along with Xabi Alonso, Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta and the other guys. Youth Club Academy (one of the most important Western European academies of sport), was created with the goal in mind: Scans up to 300 young talents and convert some of them into champions. Youth teams always looked after Barcelona sports managers. In recent decades, the club sent the Spanish explorers in Latin America in search of promising young athletes.
In addition, the second largest city in the nation behind Madrid, Barcelona is a place that is closely associated with the Olympic movement, physical activity and all the values that sport is in the 21 century. This corner of the planet, which is hosting the Summer Olympics in 1992, is an international forum with playgrounds, sports academies and state of art equipment and other Olympic sports city like London (UK), Singapore City, Doha (Qatar), Montreal (Canada) , Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Los Angeles (CA). He was also in the house of Juan Antonio Samaranch, former president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and the most talented and influential in the world of sports.
During the run of the year, after overcoming his illness, Messi, who was about four feet seven inches tall, making it one of the best players in Barca men boys division Spanish football league. There have been suspended for the entire event, scoring over 35 goals and setting numerous records for his age group. A few years later, under the auspices of the Spanish club, Messi picked up the game quickly and was promoted to the starting lineup in juniorce, compete in the Under-19 tournament.
Encouraged by Frank Rijkaard
As a teenager, had the first opportunity to use his talent as an official member of the club room when he made his first appearance in a friendly match against Porto 16th November 2003. After the first impact, scoring 22 goals in youth competitions, up-and-coming Messi at the end of 2003, she moved to reserve Club: Team “C” before winning the right to play the Barcelona B side, the second division. Messi, as a young athlete, gained sufficient experience to participate in higher soccer demonstrations, face-to-face with the best professional players in Europe and abroad. It’s a great school for him, of course.
After seeing his performance in a traditional sporting competitions junior Spanish soil, Frank Rijkaard, Barca coach important when you look at Messi set – perhaps his most famous pupil – and no doubt would have been the best player on the planet builds — Maybe Maradona. However, a high proportion was not the first coach to be excited about the potential of Messi. In addition, a number of Rijkaard support young people, including Carles Puyol and Valdes vctor.
At the age of 17, Messi had the opportunity to demonstrate their sporting potential. Fortunately, he did not disappoint Barca sporting authorities and football fans as he entered the top of the Spanish league, many of the top players around and became the youngest player in the National Football League. One of the highlights of life in Messi football field.
Encouraged by his coach, Frank Rijkaard, Messi, months later, he made his mark at the club to score his first goal against Albacete Balompie larger, becoming the youngest player to ever score for Barcelona in the National Football League between competitive sports tournaments in the world. From every point of view, is a phenomenal success. In fact, it Rijkaard team center offfensive new regime. Later, Messi spoke with gratitude Rijkaard: “I’ll never forget that began his career, he has confidence in me when I was only sixteen or seventeen.” Certainly it was considered one of the great prospects in world football.
Master in the Netherlands
In the mid-2000s, Messi won the country’s fifth world juniors, which is considered a major achievement in the history of the South American republic was decision day for the Argentine Football Association (AFA). Messi began working with his native Argentina, where sports officials invited to the 2005 Junior World Cup team. Always a big favorite among fans of the Dutch national team, led by Messi, came first in the competition against the world (Dutch Capital “) crowds Amsterdam, a platform for many international athletes unknown. Then, Messi picked up two special awards in the Netherlands: the Golden Ball and Golden Boot
Futbol Club Barcelona: 2005 – 2006 Season
A great season for the team and Messi came in 2005-06. Three of Spanish titles can be attributed to Barcelona Messi: National Cup and the Spanish Super Cup — Catalonia beginning of a new period of success of the most popular clubs in Spain tops the list of sports on television European nation. On this occasion, Messi also amassed three separate titles.
September 27, 2005, before a crowd of fans and more viewers Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona (including football stadiums worlds top), young star Messi made his debut as an actor in the local European League Championship (against Udinese in Italy). Ship raced to his injury six months later. Despite playing without Messi, however, the club won the famous Champions League, one of the four main events of the Earth, along with the Olympic Games (summer and winter), and the World Cup.
In the same year, he was a prolific scorer Messi nominated for Best Young European Tuttosport (magazine, Italy), won the Golden Boy trophy, various sports, such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney.
It is interesting to note that Spain is home to one of the world’s largest population of foreign-born athletes (along with France, Canada and the Kingdom of the oil rich Qatar) as Eulogio Martínez (Paraguay, football), Nina Zhivanevskaya (Russia, bathing), Juan Domingo de la Cruz (Argentina, basketball), Glory shad (athletics, Nigeria) and Juan Perez (Cuba, water polo). In late 2005, Messi was one of the last athletes to become a Spanish citizen (dual citizenship), which qualified him to play as a Spanish player in the National League.
2006 FIFA World Cup
Historically, Argentina has the honor of being the third country in the third world to capture the global competition after the Uruguay Round (1930 and 1950) and Brazil (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002). Because of this tradition, and its amazing actors on European soil, the Argentinian football team became one of the favorites for the World Cup 2006, but finished sixth overall (against three teams in Europe: England, Russia and Spain) after losing to host Germany in finals. Immediately, football fans have accused the Argentine Jose Pekerman, the national coach of manslaughter against Germany. Why? It is unbelievable that Messi was excluded from playing this game.
Sure, Messi failed in 2006. Although he made his long-awaited debut in the World Cup, while Argentina-drove the winning twice in the World Cup men’s soccer (1978 and 1986) – to win his first points as a result of the victory over Serbia and Montenegro (formerly Yugoslavia). In Germany, three of the five matches played soccer in Argentina.
During 2006 World Cup, Messi became the youngest player to participate in most of Argentina FIFA. The following year, Messi and his teammates finished as runners Argentines in Brazil at the Copa America in 2007 on Venezuelan soil.
Spain ‘football war’
throughout the 2006-07 seasons, Messi became a regular player on the European team to compete on an equal basis with top players and attract a large number of interested fans. E ‘was really a moment of inspiration. However, he left the Spanish league football due to injury (in the game against Real Zaragoza).
With better health, and spent three months in the South American country, Messi returned to Spain to play in the match between Barcelona and Racing Santander. Soon after, he made a hat-trick in his club drew 3-3 with Real Madrid, the match between the two most popular teams in Spain (better known as the “Classic”). Decades ago, these sessions were labeled “football war in Spain,” which attracted the largest audience in the average European country and many regions around the world, especially in regions of calcium. In fact, it is a battle that the Barca wins in recent years.
Messi Hand of God goals
Entering his 20s, in 2007, collected a total of 14 individual trophies inside and outside Spain, a new personal best in his career. But that was not all. Evocative style of former Argentine star Diego Maradona, Messi, was called “Messidona” during an impressive career as an athlete.
In the not-to-be-forgotten game, 18 April 2007, the club has two goals from Messi Barcelona beat Getafe CF in the Copa del Rey semi-final, a goal inspired comparison to the “Hand of God” Diego Maradona goal against the English team in Mexico City — World Tournament 1986 showed that Messi could throw the ball into the net with his fist. In fact, it was good news for Barcelona and the whole country. No one could imagine the company.
During the season, Messi was the center of attention, because it was considered a major player in the world journalists experts, trainers, coaches, players and sports leaders. Meanwhile, Messi has been selected among the 14 best athletes in 2007, totaling 422 AIP (International Sports Press Association) members from 94 countries – before the South African rugby star Bryan Habana and Rafael Nadal, tennis player from Spain.
After recording — World Cup scored five goals within seven days – Messi helped Barcelona become one of the four leaders of the Spanish league first class. That was the answer to their lack of flexibility in attacking positions. In fact, he sees Barcelona through the eyes of a lover. In addition, he also scored two goals in the UEFA Champions League. In early 2008, Messi celebrates 100 games.
In March, the athlete is forced to leave the Champions League due to injury. After more than a month, he returned to the lineup to compete with Cristiano Ronaldo, considered one of the best players in the world. Under the leadership of Messi, but the Barcelona club was knocked out of the European Championship, showing the effects of his injury. Sure, Messi has not done well this season, winning only two unofficial events (in Germany and Beckenbauer Cup Trophy Joan Gamper). In July of the same year, however, Messi was named as captain for the first time in a friendly against Scotland Dundee United.
Subsequently, Barcelona football team pays tribute to perseverance Messi wear the number ten shirt for the first time (ever given up shooter), the number worn by former stars like Romario Souza Brazil, Peru and Sotil Hugo Maradona, Messi started the new season of the ship, a few weeks before in 2008 Summer Games.
Messi in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing
Argentina won its first medal football game in Amsterdam in 1928, after the fall of Uruguay in the match for the gold medal. Then the national quota has been asked to replace Uruguay in the 1976 Games in Montreal, but did.
During the Centennial State game, 3 August 1996, Argentina was the runner-up in Nigeria (SSA), along with its performance in 1920. The Olympic Games silver medal, 26 Roberto Ayala, Jose chamois, Javier Zanetti, Roberto and Diego Sensin Simeon Pablo, Ariel Ortega, Hernan Crespo and Claudio Lopez, among other players. In the following years, in 2004, the Spanish-speaking place in the First Republic XXVIII Olympic Games in Athens in the summer of his victory over Paraguay, the company still men’s team in the World Cup Argentina Olympic football Manly.
Messi was the highest in Latin America in the hope of a medal at the 2008 Olympics. However, there were no problems sending Messi in Beijing: Club disagreed with his Olympic participation. After a long conflict between Spain and the club AFA (Argentine Football Association), Messi was eligible to represent his country at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he won his second most important international event after the convincing victory in Nigeria, one of the greatest achievements in the history of Olympic Championships . E ‘was interesting that Messi was a great Olympic champion Republic of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
Unlike Pele (Edson Arantes do Nascimento) long high-level player in Brazil – and Maradona, Messi won the gold medal after defeating Argentina six countries of the football championship of men in the Olympics 29 Olympic Games in China, becoming the first player of world class football, who won the trophy in the modern Olympics since 1950, when Hungary Ferenc Puskas led the team to its first title in the Summer Olympic Games in Finland.
Football tournament includes some big names like Brazil, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Ivory Coast, coached professional players Spain has also helped Argentina to win its second consecutive Olympic title. Nation fourth Olympic medal in the men’s game. In addition to winning gold in the People’s Republic of China, is Messi was considered one of the most important Latin American Olympic athletes. However, the trophy victory overshadowed Michael Phelps, Usain Powell of Jamaica (3 times Olympic gold medalist) and other samples.
After being part of the gold medal winning team in 2008, Messi won the best player in the world, FIFA (the world soccer governing body).
In early 2009, Barcelona 2-1 Racing Santander was one of the most important games of Messi, who scored two goals in the final 45 minutes. Messi came into play when the club was defeated (0-1), but confirmed its international status, when he managed to break through the defense Santander. During the game, Messi made goal in the Spain 5000.
After circling the world in Spanish countries, has been a key player in the club had a convincing 6-2 win over Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Capital — Spain Messi undoubtedly one of the best athletic career games. As has always been the case, it is a neutral party attracts many fans worldwide. Another big success was when Messi is Barcelona, finished first in the event unofficially Joan Gamper Trophy for the third time in a row. In 2008, won 10 individual awards.
His play speaks for itself
At a time when the 2009-10 season, Messi sport has brought a revolution in Barcelona. Surprisingly, the team won all the championships. With the victory, some experts and sports journalists believe that it is better than Maradona and Pele.
Promote five competitions — the prestigious Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey), the National League and the Spanish Super Cup — Messi was able to bring Barcelona to win the Cup Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) , in early 2009, became the most popular figure makes Barcelona Spain and one of the world’s most successful clubs in football history. In addition to winning these events, gathered more than 15 individual awards in the United States in the Persian Gulf and Western Europe: World Cup Trofeo Alfredo Di Stefano years, World Team, the best player of the FIFA Club World Cup and Champions Trophy, among other trophies.
In April 2010, one of the most interesting statistics when Messi became the first player to score four goals for Barcelona in the Champions League against FC Arsenal until the very end, made a name for himself in the world of football and was the top scorer of Barcelona in the Champions League (25 goals). Later, Messi helped the club capture the Spanish League and won two special trophy as the best player.
Spain: the best national soccer
Not every game Messi was hailed in 2010. Despite the optimism generated power in Western Europe Messi, Argentine side was eliminated by Germany (0-4), reaching top five position in the FIFA tournament in general, one of the most disapponting Messi today.
Argentina men’s soccer team went to Africa in search of their third Cup in general. From the beginning, Celestial joined the South Africa World Cup 2010 as the leading candidate to win the title. Before being eliminated in the quarterfinals of the nation of South America had four vicories: Nigeria (1-0), South Korea (4-1), Greece (2-0) and Mexico (3-1). Ironically, the Spanish team won the World Cup for the first time.
Although one of the main sports of the century, Messi did not win the World Cup (2006 and 2010). In sub-Saharan Africa, the production was bad: He scored only one goal. Meanwhile, the results of the pale in comparison Maradona and Pelé.
In September 2010, the game fascinates Messi public experts and sports journalists for the fans, a new record in Spain and Europe. For the third time in a row, star player became the top scorer in the Champions League. It was amazing. In any case, the best player in the match was the “perfect machine”. Powered by your idol Messi’s club Barcelona accumulated two tournaments – national tournament and Champions League for the second consecutive year, sparking celebrations in the Spanish city of Barcelona. Meanwhile, won the FIFA Ballon d’These victories helped build a good relationship between Messi and his fans outside Spain. In his home country, however, there is another environment.
Brazil bothered Argentina in the final of the Copa Sudamericana 2007 (not Messi appeared in all six of their country). Four years later, he was already a traditional meeting was held in Argentina. There, the host country, participated in the regional competition, but neither do semifinal. On the eve of this event, Argentina was the gold medal candidates against Brazil and Uruguay.