Lionel Messi did not attend college. He has been playing football since he was a child and became the top scorer at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship. He plays for FC Barcelona and is also the captain of the Argentina national team.
Messi has won several awards, including 3 Ballons d'Or, 2 Copas del Rey, 2 Club World Cups, 2 Super Cups, 3 Champions Leagues and 5 La Ligas.
He is currently in the running for the Ballon d'Or World Player of the Year, along with 23 other players.