More searches than Trump and coronavirus. Worldwide Twitter trending topic. Argentinian soccer player Lionel Messi has been in the news around the world, surpassing celebrities, breaking news and even Hurricane Laura. Why? Find out below!
- Lionel has a net worth of $400 million.
- He has been playing in "La Masia", the football club's kids academy since he was 13 years old.
- Messi broke several records including the player with more "Golden Boots" Awards to the best footballer in the world.
Lionel Messi is at the peak of his career, with 33 years old. He spent most of his life playing soccer for his beloved club Barcelona, in Spain, after flying there with just 13 years old from his home-town Rosario in Argentina. He is the city idol, and has been competing in an incredible level for the last 10 years alongside his colleague Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi is like the Tom Brady from soccer. And he generated an outrage, just like the former New England Patriots quarterback when he decided to leave his club for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After losing an incredible match in the Champions League 8-2 against German club Bayern Munich, the club entered a crisis and hired a new coach, the Dutch former soccer player, Ronald Koeman.
He immediately said he won't be taking into consideration the Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, who happens to be Messi's best friend.
After that episode, Lionel sent a formal letter to the club saying he wants to quit and leave the institution.
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and every newspaper in the world started talking about the episode and days keep passing bay and Messi is still a Google trend.
He even surpassed the interest of United States President Donald Trump and Coronavirus at one point.
Apparently, the world loves soccer, and great soccer players. Messi will be giving the world a lot to speak about in the next days!