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What is Messi's full name

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Lionel Messi, the legendary Argentine footballer

revered for his unparalleled skill and accomplishments on the pitch, boasts a full name that resonates with the same elegance and flair as his playing style.

Born on June 24, 1987, in Rosario, Argentina, Messi's full name is Lionel Andrés Messi.

The name "Lionel" reflects his English heritage, chosen by his parents Jorge Messi and Celia Cuccittini as an homage to the American folk musician Lionel Hampton. "Andrés," his middle name, pays tribute to his paternal grandmother, whose surname was Cuccittini.

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While his full name may not be as widely recognized as his iconic jersey number 10 or his mesmerizing dribbling skills, Lionel Andrés Messi has etched his name into the annals of football history as one of the greatest players of all time. With numerous records, accolades, and titles to his name, Messi's legacy transcends his full name, embodying the essence of footballing brilliance and inspiring millions of fans around the globe.


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