Luis Lionel Andres Messi was born on June 24, 1987, in Rosario, Argentina. His father was a steelworker and the coach of the local football team. He suffered a growth hormone deficiency at the age of 11. His parents were not able to afford his treatment, which Barcelona paid after signing him. Lionel Messi scored the most goals by a player for a single club. Messi is one of the richest soccer players in history. He is also known as ‘flea’ for his agility and speed.