It was hard to shake this case off our radar, but we are not complaining and hope you are as fascinated as we are. The wealthy never disappoint when it comes to choosing their real estate, and Lionel Messi’s house is a strange and fascinating piece of architecture. There is no doubt that it attracted its fair share of attention when it was being built. He caught our attention, and since we are not selfish, we will take you on the journey.
If you ever fly over Barcelona and see a house in the shape of a football, it is the house of Lionel Messi. The house itself is located 22 miles outside of Barcelona in the Castelldefels area overlooking the Catalan mountains.
If the fact that he started playing football at the tender age of 4 was not enough proof of his deep-rooted love of football, then this is confirmation.
Messi’s house is not just shaped like a football, it is shaped like two halves of a football field when viewed from above; one half houses an overpowering swimming pool, while the other has a neatly trimmed lawn. According to Sportskeeda, some would say it is a physical representation of the saying “football is a game of two halves”.
If you consider the entrance, it has the shape of a “1” and the main house itself has the shape of a “0”, so you can see the shape of the number 10. Oh, the dedication with which the architect Luis de Garrido must have reached this level of symbolism. The house of Lionel Messi gives a new meaning to the word “bringing work home”.
Apart from the original architecture and the lush park, the house has a cinema, a spa, and an indoor football pitch. Since Messi is a privacy freak, we undoubtedly have limited information on this subject. Nevertheless, we can say that a salary of 40 million euros brings with it benefits.
It would be a shame if Messi were to live alone in the luxurious villa, and since Messi hardly ever plays the game of shame, the other inhabitants of the house are his girlfriend, Antonella Roccuzzo, and his two sons, Thiago and Mateo.
Body art is becoming more and more popular for expressing oneself, celebrities and noncelebrities alike follow this trend, which is as old as time. Gone are the days of meaningless tattoos and tramp stamps, people who follow this trend rarely get anything that does not have some deep meaning or purpose.
Lionel Messi, among many celebrities, has often used tattoos to express himself, and the masses have followed this trend. It’s time to find out about the tattoos of football players and what makes them so special.
Messi’s Back Tattoo
Earlier in the football player’s life, he was far away from his family. Messi was alone with his father while he was still making a name for himself in Barcelona, the rest of his family was back in Rosario with his heart. Some believe that the tattoo of the athlete’s mother, which is on his left shoulder blade, was created from the distance between them.
There has also been speculation that Messi’s decision was influenced by his teammate Dani Alves, who is covered with tattoos. Thus, in 2010, a nervous Lionel Messi came to a tattoo studio with his girlfriend Antonella. He did not want to get a tattoo until she did it first and confirmed that it was painless. That’s how you become a man, Lionel.
Messi’s Calf Tattoo
With the arrival of his first son Thiago on November 2, 2012, Messi must have been overwhelmed with emotion once again. His second tattoo is a tribute to Thiago and is located on the back of his left foot. This gives him more significance, as it is his strongest foot with which he has scored legendary goals over the years.
The tattoo consists of Thiago’s handprints, which are engraved below together with his name. The bond between the man and his son is strong.
Messi’s Leg Tattoo
Whatever the athlete puts on his famous left leg is undoubtedly more than dear to him. Messi once again proved his undying love of football by obtaining related ink.
This time, Messi was given wings wrapped around a sword, a football on his left side and he did not miss his lucky number 10, which is on his right side.
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Messi Arm Tattoo
Most people have at least one tattoo that points to the highest being they believe in. We have seen many crosses and extracts from holy books. On the other hand, Messi went the whole hog and had the face of Jesus Christ, of which he is a believer, tattooed on his shoulder.
While the very complicated tattooing was still going on, he diligently kept it out of sight, but since then he has displayed it shamelessly.
Messi Elbow Tattoo
Barcelona has a deep meaning for the athlete, it was the place that projected him into the world, and now he projects it to us in the form of an elbow tattoo.
He had a rose tattoo, which resembles the famous church of Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia. Once again we must say touche.
He may not have a million of them, but this is by far the most significant collection we have researched so far.