Full name Lionel Andrés Messi
Date of birth 24 June 1987 (1987-06-24)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger, Forward
Asked about being linked as one of the strongest cadidates to win the Balon D'Or , the Barcelona Winger has said that he prefers titles with the team than individual ones.
"It is great praise and gives me pride," he said, "But I would swap it for a title with Barcelona or Argentina, of that I have no doubt."