Lionel Messi Biography: Barcelona, Argentina Football Star
Born June 24th, 1987 in Argentina, Lionel Messi developed a hormone deficiency in his youth that stunted his growth. Despite this, he proved to be a phenomenal football player – so good, he caught the eye of Barcelona FC. They offered to pay his pricey medical bills and gave him a spot on the team when he was just 13. After advancing through the youth levels, it was only a matter of time before he became a superstar: he regularly scores hat tricks in matches, and wins almost every award going. And he’s just getting started. In this video, WatchMojo.com learns more about the life and career of Lionel Messi.