He was born in Rosario Argentina with the full name "Luis Lionel Andres Messi".
At age 5 he join a local soccer club called "Grandoli", coached by his father Jeorge.
The sporting director of fc Barcelona, Carles Rexach, offer messi a contract on a paper napkin (the only paper he had) right after a trial was held with messi and the team. The contract stated that fc Barcelona would pay for messi's medical bills which are $900 a month, if he moved to Spain. They excepted and messi and his father moved to Spain.
Messi was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency, which limits how much his bones, muscles and cant have as much stamina.
Messi played for the Barcelona's junior infantile and cadete A & B teams. He scored 37 goals in 30 games for the cadete A team.
This is messi's big debute in which at age 16 he played for the fist fc Barcelona team in a friendly match against Porto.
This is his first debute, and it is for the fc Barcelona c team.
This is messi's first debute for the fc Barcelona b team.
Messi became the third youngest player ever to play for barcelona after his start in the RCD Espanyol v. Barcelona game. He is also club player to ever play in la liga. (to that day)
Messi has 17 appearances and netted 6 goals, but his season was ended early by a muscle tear in his right calf in a game against Chelsea.
Messi score's his first goal for Barcelona against Albacete Balompie. At age 17 becoming the youngest player to ever score in a la liga game for Barcelona.
Messi plays in 26 matches scoring 14 goals.
In the game against Real Zaragoza messi suffered from a broken metatarsal rolling him out for three months.
Messi played in his 100th official match during this season. He ended the season with 16 goals and 13 assists.
Messi inherits the number 10. He finished the season with 38 and 18 assists.
He makes a new contract with Barcelona till 2012 making 250 million total. He wins his first best player of the year and scores a total of 47 goals and 11 assists.
Messi wins his second player of the year award beating two of his barca teammates. He ended the season with 53 goals and 24 assists.
He became the second highest goal scorer ever, with 194 goals. He finishes the season with 73 goals and 29 assists.