Messi's parents, decided on a regimen of nightly growth-hormone injections for their son, though it soon proved impossible to pay several hundred dollars per month for the medication.at the age of 13, when Messi was offered the chance to train at soccer powerhouse FC Barcelona's youth academy, La Masia, and have his medical bills covered by the team, Messi's family picked up and moved across the Atlantic to make a new home in Spain.
Leo Messi's soccer career begin in 1995 at Newell's Old Boys, where he stayed until the year 2000. At the age of 13, Lionel Messi crossed the oceans to try his luck in Barcelona, and joined the Under 14s. Messi made spectacular progress at each of the different age levels, climbing through the ranks to Barça C, followed by Barça B and the first team in past pace.In the 2003-2004 season, when he was still only 16, Messi made his first team debut in a friendly with Porto.
played a big role in the Champions League final at manchaster united were scored a scorcher from long range to put barcelona ahead. In 2011, he also won the Ballon d’Or for the 5th time, a feat only previously achieved by only one player in the history of football, and just a year later he becames the first player ever to win it four times.
messi is 29 years old and thats considered to be the peak in football.messi so far has won 29 trpohies and still going strong.