Star soccer forward who rose to worldwide notoriety as captain of Argentina's national team and as a member of Team FC Barcelona. He won the Ballon d'Or four times in a row from 2009 to 2012, and in 2014, he received the Golden Ball Award for leading Argentina to the World Cup Championship game.
He was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficit when he was 11 years old, and his local club, Newell's Old Boys, refused to pay for treatment, so he moved to Spain to play for Team FC Barcelona.
At the age of 25, he became the youngest player in La Liga history to score 200 goals, and in March 2012, he became the first player in Champions League history to score five goals in a single match.
Instagram Star Jorge and Celia, as well as his siblings Instagram Star Maria, Family Member Matias, and Instagram Star Rodrigo, all grew up in Argentina. He married Instagram Star Antonella Roccuzzo in 2017. Family Member Mateo, Family Member Thiago, and Cir are his three children from his marriage to Antonella.
Many experts nicknamed him "the next Soccer Player Pele" after Barcelona won the UEFA Super Cup in 2009.
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