Lionel Messi Qualification Details

His football career was established at a young age, and as a result, his education took a back seat.

Messi was born on June 24, 1987 in Rosario, Santa Fe, the third of four children to Jorge Messi, a steel factory manager, and his wife Celia Cuccittini, who worked in a magnet manufacturing workshop.

Little is known about Messi's schooling in Argentina, he did attend Escuela No 66 General Las Heras in Rosario, Santa Fe province, not far from where he lived.

Messi was a typical student. He was a quiet child who always brought a ball to school. When he was 13, his family moved to Barcelona after he finished primary school.

He joined Barcelona's famed La Masia, one of the best football training facilities in the world. Messi attended Leon XIII School, which is attended by all La Masia residents.