Lionel Messi coming to Nepal

Lionel Messi is one of the best players in the history of football. He was born on 24th June, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina. He moved to Spain at the age of 13 after FC Barcelona agreed to pay for his treatment of hormone deficiency. This disease restricted his growth.

Messi was often homesick in his new country. He made his first appearance for Barcelona at the age of 16. He has won 5 Ballon dOr Award among which 3 of them came consecutively. Christiano Ronaldo has 4 of them and 1 behind Lionel Messi. He was also compared with famous footballer Diego Maradona due to his short height, speed and attacking style.

Messi took his country Argentina to the final of World Cup 2014. They lost to Germany in the final match. He also took Argentina to the final of Copa America 2016. They lost to Chile in the final. He is all time leading goal scorers in La Liga and for Argentina.

Messi is also the second highest paid athlete in the world. He had formed Leo Messi Foundation to help disadvantaged youths in the year 2007. He also became Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF in 2010.

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