10 Interesting Facts About Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is arguably the best player in the world today.
He is often compared to football legends such as Christiano Ronaldo and Maradona.
Here are 10 interesting facts about Lionel Messi :

1. His full name is Luis Lionel Andres Messi.
2. Messi was born on 24 June 1987 in Rosario, Argentina.
3. Messi shared his birthplace with an Argentine revolutionary Che Guevera.
4. His family came from an Italian middle class. His father, Jorge, is a steel factory worker, and he also coaches local youth soccer teams.
5. Messi is not as healthy and nutritious in his childhood as any other child. She was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency that stopped her normal growth rate at age 11. His parents can not afford the treatment, which is $ 900 per month.

6. At the age of 17, he made his league debut against RCD Espanyol and became the third youngest person ever to play in Barcelona. At that time he was also the youngest player ever to score for Barcelona.
7. Messi's first contract with Barcelona is detailed on a paper napkin! FC Barcelona sporting director Carles Rexach was very impressed with Messi's ability so he immediately made the contract and no paper was available at the time.
8. Barcelona were very impressed with Messi's foot bait they offered to pay his medical bills and move his family to Spain just to sign him when he was 13 years old. That might explain why the contract was first signed on a napkin.
9. During the 2005-2006 season, Messi began to be paid as a member of the first team.
10. Messi holds two passports - Argentina and Spain. He became a Spanish citizen in September 2005.

Well that's an interesting fact about our football legend Lionel messi. Wait for other interesting facts.

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