There is no better time to learn more about one of the best footballers of all time than now. Give us your undivided attention and join us in our search for more information about this somewhat private footballer, you will not be disappointed. You may recognize him for the same reason as everyone else (football), but how much do you really know? Do you know Lionel Messi’s size?
Did you know that his first contract with FG Barcelona was written on a paper napkin because the club director was so anxious to sign it and no paper was available? Or that his real first name is Luis? Although we do not intend to focus on this, you are welcome to do so.
Now that we’ve dropped a few fun facts for starters, here’s the main course.
Lionel Messi’s Height
We’re here to educate you, so wait and see. Lionel Andrés Messi, born June 24, 1987, has come a long way since then. Football has always been his passion as he started playing professionally at the age of 6 when he joined Rosario Club Newells Old Boys. What does this have to do with the greatness of Lionel Messi? We’ll be there sooner than you think.
The footballer’s future professional career suffered a severe hiccup when he was just 10 years old, he was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency and although many promises were made to secure his promising future, his family was stuck between a rock and a hard place. The treatment costs $1000 per month and the money still doesn’t grow on trees, but we all know that the story has a happy ending.
When he was 14 years old, he completed treatment for the disease, and after a year at Barcelona’s youth academy, Messi became an integral part of the “Baby Dream Team”, Barcelona’s largest youth wing ever. Now, who is still curious about Lionel Messi’s greatness? Well, the star athlete is taller than he thought he’d be.
Lil Wayne, Daniel Radcliffe, and Elijah Wood share Lionel Messi’s height, and although he may not be Michael Jordan tall, we bet the soccer player is grateful.
Lionel Messi’s weight
We can say without a doubt in our hearts that Lionel Messi is as fit as they come. Have you ever run a lap around a football field? Imagine running around a football field for an hour and thirty minutes, sweetheart, you’d be fit as a fiddle, whether you like it or not. We can’t help but respect him, very much, Lionel Messi’s size was something he had to fight for, and now the star athlete has to work just as hard to maintain his fighting weight of 67 kg.
Do you need proof that keeping fit is no small thing? Giuliano Poser, an Italian nutritionist, has been helping the athlete to maintain his weight since 2014. His weight loss was noticed last year when a Spanish newspaper, AS, published a story describing the shocking fact that Messi had to give up a pizza to lose a few pounds. Pizza! If this is not a sacrifice, then I don’t know what is.
Messi’s diet now consists of water, good quality olive oil, whole grains, fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, and fresh vegetables. He’s so brave.
Lionel Messi’s body measurements
We were so lost in all the fascinating details about the athlete that we forgot to give you a short description of him. Here is everything you need to know. It is not new to us that Lionel Messi is 1.5 meters 6 inches tall, but here is what we didn’t touch; the soccer player has an athletic build (as if he had the choice) with dark brown eyes and the same shade of brown hair.
If you ever see a Barcelona jersey with the number 10 on it, it’s an imitation of Lionel Messi’s Jersey. May fans all over the world adorn themselves with this popular players’ jersey.
That’s not all, the star athlete may not be the biggest man in the world, but he has a pretty decent shoe size. The gods of shoe sizes smiled on him as he wears a US size 10, a European size 43 and a British size 9.5, and you know what they say about big feet? Well, neither do we.