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Lionel Messi : Top 5 lesser-known facts about Messi you need to know

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After beating Croatia in the semi-finals on December 13, Lionel Messi told Argentine media outlet Diario Deportivo Ole that the 2022 FIFA World Cup final would be his final game at the quadrennial tournament.

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Messi has won the prestigious Ballon d’Or seven times, which is one of Messi’s Guinness World Records. He is the first football player to win the Laureus Award for Best Sportsman of the Year. As a player for La Liga club Barcelona, he has won 10 La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles, three FIFA Club World Cup trophies, seven Copa del Rey titles, three UEFA Super Cup titles, and six European Golden Shoe awards, among many other accolades. In addition to winning the French league with PSG, he was named FIFA World Player of the Year in 2009.

Messi made his international debut at the age of 18 when he helped Argentina win the 2005 U-20 World Cup, officially the 15th FIFA World Youth Championship, in The Netherlands.

 

Lionel Messi : Top 5 lesser-known facts about Messi you need to know

  1. Messi appeared to have a promising football career ahead of him, but at the age of 11, he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency that necessitated costly treatment.

His parents couldn’t afford it, but after seeing some preliminary signs of interest in Messi’s talent from Barcelona, they decided to relocate to Spain. Messi tried out for Barcelona, and the club was so taken with him that they agreed to pay for his medical treatment.

 

 

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2. Messi was born on June 24, 1987, at the Italiano Garibaldi hospital in Barcelona. He was a resident of the city until 2000, when he relocated to Barcelona.

3.Messi received his first FIFA World Player of the Year award at the age of 22. After that, he made an effort to keep that award by winning it for the next three years. Messi scored 200 goals in the Spanish La Liga at the age of 25, making him the youngest player to do so.

 

 

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4. Lionel Messi has scored hat-tricks for fun while representing FC Barcelona and Argentina. He has 54 hat-tricks in his career so far. His goal-scoring prowess is astounding, and he is only second to Cristiano Ronaldo in the list of active players with the most hattricks.

5. Another fascinating fact about Lionel Messi is that he was discovered by FC Barcelona scout Carles Rexach when he was only 12 years old. He caught the attention of an experienced scout while playing in Rosario, Argentina. Rexach was so taken with Messi’s talent that he drew a contract on a napkin to ensure that he and his family travelled to Barcelona after signing him.

 

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