Lionel Andrés Messi To inform the class who Lionel Andrés Messi is Thesis statement: Introduction
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Lionel Andrés Messi is a professional soccer player who plays for La Liga in club FC Barcelona and is the captain of the Argentina national team. He is consider to be one of the world greatest soccer player of all time. IV. Preview of main points. I WILL BE TALKING ABOUT HIS LIFE, HIS ROAD TO SUCCESS, AND HIS ACHIEVEMENTS
-Origin: Born June 24, 1987 in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina.
-Family: His father Jorge Messi; His mother Celia. Lionel was the third of the couple’s three boys—his older brothers are named Matias and Rodrigo. Lionel also has a sister, Maria Sol.
-Beginning of soccer: All three boys played, and Jorge coached a local youth team. Lionel joined his dad’s club at the age of five. He was extremely small for his age but extremely talented as well. Lionel showed enough at the youth-soccer level to earn a development spot with the top local club, Newell’s Old Boys. He joined the team at the age of eight. Transition: The problem, of course, was his size. While teammates the same age grew an inch or two each year, Lionel’s progress was painfully slow. B. ROAD TO SUCCESS
-His "small" problem:
After Lionel turned 11, the Messi's were informed by doctors that their talented son had a hormone deficiency. Growth hormone therapy would cost between $500 and $1,000 a month.
Even do Club Atlético River Plate was at first was interested they could not afford such treatment. The only other team they at connections with was FC Barcelona but that would be asking too much.
-Barcelona Trials: FC Barcelona's director, Carles Rexach, had heard about the boy’s talent through the Messi’s relatives in Catalonia and was un afraid by the price tag of growth hormone therapy. Jorge and Lionel traveled to Spain, and Rexach granted the boy a tryout. He passed and joined La Massia , Barcelonas...