Lionel Messi, a crack !
To start with, I would like to say that Lionel Andrés Messi is an Argentinian footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentinian national team. He serves as the captain of his country’s national football team.
On the other hand, by the age of 21, Messi had received the so called Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations. The following year, in 2009, he won his first Ballon d’Or andFIFA World Player of the Year awards. He followed this up by winning the inaugural FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2010, and then again in 2011 and 2012. He also won the 2010–11 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. At the age of 24, Messi became Barcelona’s all-time top scorer in all official club competitions. At the age of 25, Messi became the youngest player to score 200 goals in La Liga‘s matches.
Finally, I just want to finish by saying that Messi helped Argentina win the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup, finishing as both the best player and the top scorer (with 6 goals). In 2006, he became the youngest Argentinian to play and score in the FIFA World Cup, and won a runners-up medal at the Copa América in 2007, in which he was elected young player of the tournament. In 2008, he won his first international honour, an Olympic Gold Medal, with the Argentina Olympic football team.
By Ángel Porras Martín (3º ESO-A)