Lionel Messi, is a world-renown soccer player who plays for FC Barcelona in Spain. Lionel was born in Rosario, Argentina on June 24th, 1987. He was born into a family that was not well off. However, He in a sense was born with a ball at his feet. His parents in an interview about their son on Canal TV in Spain(the ESPN of sports) said he started playing with a ball since he was about 2 years.