It’s been hard to get this one off our radar, but we’re not complaining and hope you’re as captivated as we are. The rich and the affluent never disappoint when it comes to their choice of real estate and Lionel Messi’s house is a strange and intriguing piece of architecture. There is no doubt that he caught her eye when he was pregnant. He must have caught ours and since we are not selfish, we will accompany you for the ride.
House of Lionel Messi
If you fly over Barcelona and see a house shaped like a soccer ball, it is Lionel Messi’s house. The house itself is located 35 km from Barcelona in the region of Castelldefels which overlooks the Catalan mountains.
If the fact that he started playing the sport at the age of 4 wasn’t proof enough of his deep love for football, this is the definitive confirmation.
Messi’s house isn’t just shaped like a soccer ball, from above it’s shaped like two halves of a soccer field; one of the halves houses a very powerful swimming pool while the other has a well-mowed lawn. According to Sportskeeda, some would say it’s a physical representation of the saying, “Football is a game of two”.
When the entrance is taken into account, it has the shape of a number “1” and the main house has the shape of a “0”. The shape of the number 10 can therefore be identified. Oh, the dedication of the architect, Luis de Garrido, must have worked to achieve this level of symbolism. Lionel Messi’s home gives new meaning to ‘bringing your work home’.
Apart from its original and lush architecture, the house can boast of a cinema room, a spa and an indoor football pitch. With Messi being a privacy freak, there’s no doubt that we have limited information on this subject. Nevertheless, it can be said that a salary of 40 million euros has its advantages.
It would be a shame if Messi lived in the luxury mansion and since Messi barely plays the game of shame, the other occupants of the house are his girlfriend, Antonella Roccuzzo, and his two sons, Thiago and Mateo.
Lionel Messi’s Tattoos
Body art is becoming increasingly popularTo express themselves, celebrities and non-celebrities are passionately following this trend as old as time. Gone are the days of meaningless tattoos and tramp stamps, people who get into this trend rarely get something that doesn’t have meaning or deep meaning.
Lionel Messi among tons of celebrities have often used tattoos to express themselves and the masses have followed suit. It’s time we caught up on football player tattoos and find out what makes them so special.
Messi’s Back Tattoo
Earlier in the life of the football player, he was far from his family. Messi was alone with his dad as he made a name for himself at Barcelona, the rest of his family was back in Rosario with their hearts up. Some believe the athlete’s mother’s tattoo, located on her left shoulder blade, was marked by the distance between them.
Besides that, there were speculations that Messi’s decision was influenced by his teammate, Dani Alves, who was covered in tattoos. So, in 2010, a nervous Lionel Messi walked into a tattoo parlor with his girlfriend Antonella. It wouldn’t be inked until she did it and confirmed it was painless. Way of being a man, Lionel.
Messi calf tattoo
With the arrival of his first son, Thiago, on November 2, 2012, Messi was once again overwhelmed with emotions. His second tattoo is a tribute to Thiago and is on the back of his left foot. It gives him more prominence because it’s his strongest foot with which he’s scored legendary goals over the years.
The tattoo consists of handprints of Thiago engraved with his name below. The bond between the man and his son is obviously strong.
Messi’s leg tattoo
No doubt everything that the athlete puts on his famous left leg is more dear to him. Messi has once again proven his undying love for football by getting some ink.
This time Messi has his wings wrapped around a sword, a soccer ball on the left and he hasn’t forgotten his lucky number 10, which is on the right.
Messi arm tattoo
Most people have at least one tattoo referencing the supreme being they believe in, we’ve seen plenty of crosses and excerpts from holy books. Messi, on the other hand, came out and had the face of Jesus Christ, of which he is a believer, inked on his shoulder.
While the highly intricate tattoo was still in progress, he carefully kept it from view, but since it was done it has been unashamedly displayed.
Messi’s elbow tattoo
Barcelona holds deep meaning for the athlete, it’s the place that launched him into the world and he now offers it to us in the form of an elbow tattoo.
He got a rose window tattoo that resembles Barcelona’s famous church, the Sagrada Familia. Again, we have to say, touch.
It may not have a million, but it’s by far the most significant collection we’ve explored so far.