How Messi led Argentina to World Cup win after 36 years ! The Lionel Messi world cup.
As the greatest man in football history, we are all familiar with the immense impact Lionel Messi has had on Argentina and our favourite sport. He is also a symbol of what it means to be an Argentinian. For one, he is loved by everyone and considered as “the most popular player in the world” because of his ability to play at any time and anywhere in any situations unlike other players who only score goals and provide assists for their team. But even more importantly, he is loved for what he represents in society, especially when discussing how much money there is to be made off of him as a professional footballer in this country. In fact, many people call Messi “the best athlete in the World,” and one could say that without him, Argentina would not have been able to win the 2022 FIFA Messi World Cup nor reach such high levels in other tournaments such as the Olympics or even the Copa America.
On top of being a legend, Messi is also very successful and rich in terms of salary as well. And for those fans out there who were introduced to the story of Lionel Messi from watching soccer games growing up, here we go!
Lionel Messi was born in Rosario, Argentina. Originally named as Lionel Andreas Messi, he is now known to us simply as Lionel Messi. His parents and his grandparents played a huge role in the early development of Messi. He joined FC Barcelona at the young age of 13. After joining the club, he became their first-choice number nine, as he had a reputation among teammates as “El Divino,” which translates to God of the Beautiful. During his time with FC Barcelona, he was recognised among the best young forwards in the game, winning La Liga titles consecutively in his two seasons at Barca. His skills and athleticism allowed him to excel throughout his career while helping them secure the Serie A title in 2008 when he was just 21 years old.
There was something else that helped propel him into greatness as well: Lionel Messi was a genius! At age 19, Lionel Messi was already making 1 million dollars per year through endorsements, tv deals, merchandise sales, and sponsorship contracts. By 20 years old, he was raking in over 2.5 billion pounds (around €2.8 billion) per year through endorsements, TV deals, merchandise and sponsorship contracts. While he still lived on the outskirts of Spain, his home, and residence, the Catedral San Bernardo, was located across the street from Camp Nou and only a few minutes from both the stadium and stadium parking lot.
The average age people were to visit the house was only between 9 and 10 years old on occasion, depending on the season. With no formal education whatsoever, he simply attended basic classes when he could, mostly from 7-9 p.m. daily, until 4 a.m. when he couldn’t because he had to wake up at 6 a.m. just to go to school every morning. Eventually, when he hit 17 years old and reached adulthood and entered the workforce, the city of Barcelona began building the new training center called Estadi Olimpic de Bello (Olympics Training Center), and he signed a contract for around 8.5 million euros per year! That’s crazy! Imagine if you had that type of money at your disposal back in 2007!
When it comes to being one of the biggest names in American football, let’s take a look back at some of the achievements and accomplishments that earned Messi the nickname “The King.”
Messi holds the record for most goals in La Liga (474), the Supercopa de España (14), the UEFA Super Cup (3) and is the player with the most official recorded assists in football history (350). He have scored more than 790 goals for his club and country in his professional career. His record of 91 goals in a single season in 2012 looks like a legendary feat that will face no dangers until the end of the time.
In 2021 he won the Copa America with Argentina beating Neymar’s Brazil in the finals after facing three consecutive losses in the Copa America over the years. This win also marked Argentina’s 4 final losing streak that included three Copa America finals and one FIFA World Cup final of 2014 where Argentina were beaten by Germany in the FInals.
Messi then won Finalissima 2022 with Argentina beating Italy 3-0 in the finals and securing Argentina’s second consecutive win in an international final.
Then came the the grandest stage of all, the biggest tournament on planet FIFA World Cup 2022. Argentina under Messi once again reached the finals where they were put opposite the reigning champions France. Messi could have had a dream ending of his career if he won the world cup as it was his last. And he did got that fairytale ending to his GOAT career by beating France in the finals where Messi scored 2 goals out of 3. He lifted the world cup trophy in his hands and the whole world rejoiced the dream moment of their favourite hero. It was a dream come true even for the fans, all the football fans around the world cherished every moment of Messi’s world cup journey and his illustrious career which has now come to end for Argentina in world cups.Embed from Getty Images
This was the journey of the Greatest of all Time Lionel Messi with Argentina and his fairytale ending in the world cup. The 7 time Ballon d’or winner held his head high and gave us some of the most beautiful sports moments to cherish for our lifetime. With joy we can only say that we are happy that we lived in the Messi era, not to mention that it was the Messi-Ronaldo era and we still have much left from these GOATs to watch yet because these two are the greatest to ever touch a football.
With this we say goodbye to our readers and good luck for their life and career.
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