After one season with Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in Paris France, many are wondering how many languages the best player in the world in the world (do not say this to Christiano fans) can speak with his new added language.
Find out below along with some key insights about your favorite soccer player.
How Many Languages does Lionel Messi Speak?
Super Star soccer player Leo Messi was born in the Country of Argentina.
Therefore, Spanish is his native language.
He moved to Barcelona, Catalunya (still part of Spain) to cement his cultural roots with Catalan which is the primary language is this region.
Through his football achievements, he learned English but does not speak it publicly.
His recent move to Ligue 1 side PSG may add French to his list of languages he can speak for a total of 4: Spanish, Catalan, English and French.
Does Messi speak French?
Leo Messi and his family moved from Barcelona to Paris, France in the summer of 2021.
I am pretty sure his 3 kids get French tutors at home since there has to be some French at least spoken in their classes.
As for Messi himself, he does not need to learn French since he has the luxury of a private interpreter in during his press conferences.
You may wonder: what about speaking French to his teammates?
Does Leo Messi need to learn French in order to be successful with French side Paris Saint Germain?
Well, you have Neymar Jr, a fellow Spanish speaking player (they were teammates in Barcelona) who has been in France a bit longer to help him out.
the other super star on the team Leo Messi has to interact with in the cerebral Kylian Mbappe.
He is believed to speak at least 5 languages.
Therefore, it has not been a necessity for Leo Messi to master France at this time.
With time, he will naturally pick up some basic vocabulary here and there to get by at the boulangerie (bakery) should he
How Well does Lionel Messi Speak French?
Leo Messi French is almost in its infancy after one season with the Top French team.
He has been learning English even prior to his surprising move to Paris.
Is this a sigh of things to come after the World Cup in Qatar?
Can Lionel Messi Speak Catalan?
For most resident of Barcelona, Catalan is the first language.
Messi started at age 14 in Barcelona football team, therefore he mastered Catalan very early before he was on Barcelona first team.
He grew up with longtime Barcelona teammate and emblematic Barcelona player Gerard Pique who is of the same age as Leo Messi.
The region of Catalunya has been requesting its independence from Spain for a while so the language is very much as the center of their cultural identity.
For a world class player like Messi to embrace that culture goes a long way in increasing the absolute adoration the Catalans have for him.
Does Lionel Messi speak English?
Major League Soccer fans are super excited at the possibility of seeing Messi retire in the USA after his contract with French side Paris Saint Germain.
Messi revealed in 2021 that he has been learning English for a year and a half.
Which means that he is now almost 3 years into his English studies.
Leo Messi clearly understands English but does not speak it as often as he should to become fluent.
In the short video below, he jokes about speaking English enough to talk with referees on the football pitches.
Lionel Messi Languages Summary
Leo Messi’s parents are both of Italian origin.
While his father has Italian and Spanish ancestry, on his mother’s side, Italian lineage is the predominant heritage.
Despite such a heavy background, there has never been reports of Leo Messi speaking Italian or wanting to play for an Italian team.
He has the opportunity after his youth training at Barcelona youth Academy, La Masia, to join Arsenal in England like Cesc Fabregas and his friend Gerad Pique (started in Manchester United in 2004) but he remained loyal to Barcelona.
We could have had a Leo Messi fully fluent in English, Italian, Spanish, Catalan and French?
Wow. That would have been something indeed.
In that scenario, what language does he think with while plotting on how to mesmerize the opposing defenders?
Lionel Messi Full Bio
Leo Messi is a natural gift to Soccer lovers across the globe.
You know you have done very well for yourself when you last name enough is sufficient to generate high paying jobs to stop you on the football stadiums.
|FUN FACTS About Lionel Messi|
|Full Name Lionel Andres Messi|
|Place of Birth Rosario, Argentina|
|Date of Birth (Age) June 24, 1987 (age 35 as of 2022)|
|Occupation Professional Football (Soccer) Player|
|Height 5Feet 7 inches|
|Current Club Paris Saint Germain, France (#30 Forward)|
|Spouse Antonela Roccuzzo (married 2017 – Present)|
|Children Mateo | Thiago | Ciro Messi Roccuzzo|
|Most Recent Salary $41 million USD (2022)|
Lionel Messi Career Stats
Prior to joining French side Paris Saint Germain in 2021-2022, Leo Messi played for Barcelona in La Liga (Spanish Top League) from 2014 to 2021.
Here are the numbers he put up in those 7 seasons.
|Spanish League| La Liga | Season||Games Played||Goals||Assists||YC|
A few outstand points regarding Leo Messi career with Catalan side FC Barcelona.
He was able to play in more than 34.7 games Liga per season out of a total of 38.
This means that he was available over 91% of the time.
That says a lot for a player that rely on his technique to mess up defenses.
#2. Goals Scored
Leo Messi scored no less than 25 goals per season in La Liga with FC Barcelona.
231 total goals out of 243 matches equates 0.95 goal per match.
Okay, so 1 goal per match when Messi was playing so the other teams knew that they were already losing by 1-0 when Messi was lining up on the other side!
These are no Hockey assists my friends as in Football (soccer), the last player to give the scorer the pass is the one recorded for the assist on that goal.
Leo Messi averaged 0.4 assist in 7 years. Let’s translate this stat into half a goal per match.
Therefore, Mr. Leo Messi was responsible in y7seasons in Barcelona for 1.5 goals per match.
Talk about Excellence and domination.
No wonder the fans he left in Spain were in disbelief while the Parisians were exulting in the summer of 2021.
Who Speak More Languages Between Messi and Prolific scorer Romelu Lukaku?
What is Lionel Messi Net Worth
With his rich Palmares and the many trophies he won over the last decade, Leo Messi has amassed over $600 million of net worth.
His wealth comes from the huge contracts with his only two professional Clubs Barcelona and PSG.
There is also a lion share of that coming from commercials and advertisements as many brands love to associate their name to the best player in the world.
His most recent annual salary with the French side is estimated over $41 million.
We know that an athlete like Leo Messi pays his shares of taxes yet to be able to gather such wealth in less than 10 years is a testimony to the Living soccer legend that he is.
Lionel Messi on social media
|Instagram | (@leomessi) | 358M Followers||Facebook | Leo Messi | 106M Followers|
|Twitter |||IMDB ||
People Also Ask FAQs about Lionel Messi Languages
What is the full name for Lionel Messi?
Leo Messi as he is known to the world is Lionel Andres Messi.
He was born in Rosario the largest city in central Argentino province of Santa Fe.
To give you an idea on how far Rosario is from capital city of Bueno Aires, it takes about 3hours 30 minutes via RN9 to drive from one city to the other.
You can also take a train from Rosario to Bueno Aires, but it will take you up to 8 hours in doing so.
One other alternative is by plane for a much higher cost unfortunately.
Who is Lionel Messi married to?
Lionel Messi is married to Antonela Roccuzzo since 2017.
The couple has 3 children and currently lives in Paris.
Will they be changing address in the near future?
Time shall tell.
We will keep you posted.
Where is Lionel Messi Nickname from?
Messi famous nickname is “La Pulga” which means the flea in Spanish.
The origin of the nickname comes from his brothers who used to call him “La Pulgita” (little flea).
It stuck around to Leo and later became “La Pulga” as he is affectionally called around the globe.
How Tall is Lionel Messi?
Lionel Messi stands 5feet 7 inches tall which is average for a soccer player.
His height enables him to use a lower center of gravity thus making him faster in his dribbling and acceleration that destabilizes European and world defenses.
He has won every Competition and Award known in the soccer world except for that Elusive World Cup that Leo is still chasing with Argentina.
One more opportunity in Qatar 2022.
Will it be his last and most memorable World Cup?
When Will Lionel Messi contract End?
Leo Messi signed a two-year contract with French Ligue 1 PSG in the summer of 2021.
Which means that he is under contract at least until summer of 2023.
At that time, there is an option for an extra year.
The exact clauses of that said option are unknown.
Typically, it is at the player discretion to extend his stay at a Soccer Club.
A recent example is Luka Modric who extended his stay at his long-time club Real Madrid, the biggest opponent to Messi’s team.
A lot of Club worldwide are calling for Messi to finish this career (he is currently 35) with them including FC Miami from the Major League Soccer (MLS).
Which language does Messi and Mbappe speak?
The common language between Messi, Mbappe and even Neymar is not English as most people may think.
You may be familiar than the two South Americans speak Spanish just fine.
Well, you will be surprised to learn that Mbappe is a better polyglot of all three.
The Frenchman is fully Fluent in Spanish, English and Italian.
Therefore, Mbappe, Neymar and Messi speak Spanish most of the time when on the soccer field.
Who speaks More Languages on the Paris Saint Germain team?
Messi or Mbappe ?
FINAL THOUGHTS on Lionel Messi Spoken Languages
Leo Messi Talent on the soccer field has not been shaded because he did not spend time learning other languages than his beloved Sanish and Catalan.
In due time, as he continues to move to other countries (France is certainly not his last stay), Leo Messi will have the opportunity to focus on those endeavors.
Is America next on the list of potential destinations for the superstar?
We know his English is better than he has led followers to believe.
What is The Most Common Language to Both Leo Messi and Shakira?
Hint: Gerard Pique
Hold a Master Degree in Electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.
African born – French Raised and US matured who speak 5 languages.
Active Stock Options Trader and Coach since 2014.
Most Swing Trade weekly Options and Specialize in 10-Baggers !
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/SuccessfulTradings
Other Website: https://237answersblog.com/
Twitter: (1) Successful Tradings (@GangstaTrades) / Twitter