He made his debut for FC Barcelona's senior team at the age of 16 in a friendly match against Porto.
Messi has won the Ballon d' Or (best player in the world) a record seven times.
He has scored over 700 goals in his career, including more than 650 for Barcelona.
Messi has won numerous trophies with Barcelona, including 10 La Liga titles and 4 Champions League titles.
He has also had success with the Argentine national team, winning the Copa America in 2021.
Messi has a close friendship with fellow footballer and former teammate, Luis Suarez.
He is also known for his charitable work, including his foundation that focuses on helping vulnerable children around the world.