"It feels both crazy and incredible that Cirque du Soleil will create a show based on my life, my passion, my sport," Messi, 31, said in a video on the group's website.
"Cirque du Soleil is a family favourite of ours. I have no doubt this show will amaze people as their shows always do."
Messi suffered considerable difficulties as a child and was so small he was given growth hormones to help him develop.
He is considered one of the greatest players of all time after winning all the major club honours with Barcelona.
Messi's international career has been less successful, with no major titles for his country in spite of reaching four finals including the World Cup 2014 showpiece in Brazil.
(With inputs from agencies.)