Lionel Messi is one of the most talented footballers in world. Leo was born in Rosario in Argentina 24th of June in 1987. Firstly he was playing in young team Newell's Old Boys Rosario, but thanks to his talent scouts from Barcelona saw him and were very interested of him.
His career in FC Barcelona senior team has started in 2004. So far he has scored sixty-one goals in Spanish team and in nationality team he has scored 12 in 41 performances.
As footballer he won many of awards. With team he won Primera Divison (three times), Copa del Rey, Champions League (two times) and a lot of spanish championships. The most important single award in his career is a Gold Ball, which he won 1st of December in Monaco.
I hope he will help his national team with World Championship in RSA in 2010.