Barcelona and Argentina Star, Lionel Andres Messi is undoubtedly one of the greatest players of all time who have graced the game of football. The athlete is known for his dribbling skills, speed and goal scoring ability.
Here are 10 astonishing facts of the 6 time Balon D'or winner you probably didn't know about.
1. At a very young age of 11 years, he was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency and an amount of $ 1000 was required for treatment every month. His parents could not afford it.
2. Messi's first unprofessional club was Grandoli in Argentina where his own father was the coach of the local club team.
3. Barcelona signed him when he was just 13 years old.
4. The contract between the 6 time Balon D'or winner and Barcelona was on a paper napkin.
5. Messi's international debut for Argentina was in 2005 and he lasted just 47 seconds when he received red card after coming off as a substitute.
6. He holds the Guinness World Record for the Most Goals in A Single calendar year-91 GOALS in 2012.
7. He won the Olympics Gold Medal for 2008 Olympics Games in Beijing alongside the Argentinian team.
8. Messi is the sixth youngest player to score in the FIFA WORLD CUP.
9. The Barcelona star is the player with the most trophies in the history of the club.
10. He is Barça's all-time top goalscorer, La Liga's all-time top scorer and the top scorer in a single La Liga season.
Lionel Andres Messi is a spectacular player to ever exist on planet earth and you cannot hate such a player.
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