Lionel Messi’s celebrity status as a soccer player has only increased the past few years. This being his fifth win as World’s Best Soccer Player, Messi’s humble character is easily seen through his style of play and his philanthropic dedication.
While constantly compared to Cristiano Ronaldo by the media, Messi doesn’t seem to mind these random appeals. But the matter of the fact is he is his own person (same goes for Cristiano or any other player) and he deserves his own individuality – especially by the media.
Developing a love for the sport at a young age prompted him to begin his soccer journey. Even though he was diagnosed with Growth Hormone Deficiency at the early age of 10, his love for the sport entirely overshadowed the prominent medical condition.
Throughout the 2000’s, his major soccer achievements were eyed by many so much that by the end of the decade, he was widely considered a phenomenon and compared to past legendaries Diego Maradona and Pele.
He was even on Time 100, an “annual list of the world’s most influential people as published by Time” in 2011 and 2012.
At only 28 years of age, Messi has accomplished a multitude of things and his younger fans continue to be inspired by his passion and dedication to a sport that has changed his life dramatically.
Messi is the world’s best player for breaking huge records. But he is also the world’s best player to many people because of his persistent drive, humble spirit and unbounded confidence.
Keep on inspiring Messi and a huge congratulations from us at CelebMix!