finally crowned in the World Cup, his record against Ronaldo and Mbappé
After four unsuccessful attempts, Lionel Messi won the World Cup by defeating France in the final of the 2022 edition. Does this new, very prestigious trophy, definitely put the Argentinian at the top of world football?
Lionel Messi is now on top of the world! Quarter-finalist in 2006 and 2010, finalist in 2014, 8th finalist in 2018, the Argentinian won the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, beating France in the final (3-3, 4 shots on goal to 2) with a double and being- convert. shot on goal. Does this long-awaited victory put him at the top of football? Even the Brazilian press, somewhat stingy with praise for the Argentinian rival, acknowledges that this achievement makes him “the best soccer player of the last 50 years”. It should be noted that this period makes it possible to avoid comparisons with Pelé, eternal king of the Brazilians! If we trust the list of prizes, Lionel Messi’s is really eloquent with a victory in the Copa America and a victory in the World Cup but also a coronation in the 2008 Olympic Games with Argentina, not to mention 10 Spanish championships. with Barça, four Champions Leagues, three Club World Cups or seven King’s Cups, the Spanish Cup. The “small” Ligue 1 win with PSG in 2022 seems anecdotal.
The eternal comparison with Cristiano Ronaldo seems to end the world trophy that the 37-year-old Portuguese will never win, who can boast of having another Champions League (5) and winning the championship in three different countries (England with Manchester United, Spain with Real Madrid and Italy with Juventus Turin). Undoubtedly not enough to place itself on the same level in the pantheon of world football. As for Kylian Mbappé, his list still seems empty despite the same number of World Cups and already having five national titles with Monaco and PSG. He still has time for that as the Frenchman is 11 and a half years younger than the legendary Messi…
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Short biography of Lionel Messi – Lionel Messi is an Argentinian international footballer who plays for his training club, FC Barcelona. Talented, the Catalan club striker has an extraordinary record of being crowned with the Ballon d’Or won four times. It was in the team of the Argentinian club Newell’s Old Boys that Lionel Messi discovered football. While he is only 12 years old, the boy shows an abnormally small size as he measures only 1.11 m. The medical profession sees a disease of hormonal origin that will require the administration of growth hormones. The career of this promising player depends on the success of the treatment. Unfortunately, therapy is expensive and Lionel Messi’s parents cannot afford it. In 2000, the Messi family decided to flee to an Argentina in complete economic bankruptcy and exiled to Barcelona in Spain.
Lionel Messi is 13 years old and he is invited by FC Barcelona to try out. Very quickly Carles Rexach, former footballer of the club, saw the young striker join the blaugrana training center. Nicknamed ‘Pulga’ (the chip) because of his petite constitution, Lionel Messi is undergoing medical treatment to strengthen himself. In 2004, the player took his first steps in La Liga and wasted no time in revealing his talent to fans and the general public. Little by little, Lionel Messi established himself as one of the greatest football players of his generation. His rise has been meteoric and not without any challenges. The footballer’s record is impressive: 4 Champions League, 7 Spanish championships, 3 Spanish cups… and above all 6 Ballons d’Or.
Lionel Messi’s wife
Lionel Messi married Antonella Roccuzo in the summer of 2017. The couple met when they were 8 and 9 years old, in the neighborhood of Rosario, Argentina. While the player joined Spain and Barcelona, the girl was studying dietetics at the University of Rosario. Antonella Roccuzo will wait until 2010 to be with her boyfriend and formalize their relationship. The couple has 3 children, Thiago, Mateo and Ciro.
Lionel Messi’s record
The playmaker has won everything with his Barcelona club: 10 Spanish league titles, 4 Champions Leagues, 6 Spanish Cups or 3 Club World Cups. The big downside of his career is a clean list of any trophies with his Argentinian selection before his success in the Copa America in 2021, sublimated by a World Cup won in 2022. On an individual level, won Lionel Messi of six Ballon d’Or, the last in 2019.
Lionel Messi’s salary
Argentinian star Lionel Messi receives €30 million net per season, including one million in cryptocurrency. If he honors his PSG contract until 2024, he will pocket at least €110 million thanks to a loyalty bonus. If he plays well over three seasons in the capital, he will therefore earn €30m in 2021-2022, then €40m in the next two for a total of €110m over three years. These emoluments do not take into account collective bonuses for goals and results in particular.