Top 15 amazing facts about Lionel Messi you didn’t know

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In this article, we will know amazing and interesting facts about Lionel Messi, Everyone agrees that Barcelona star Lionel Messi is one of the most famous football players in the world.

Although almost everyone knows about his outstanding football skills and mental abilities, the Argentine’s work deserves more attention.

Yes, he is a regular La Liga player. Yes, he is UCL’s all-time top scorer but in this article, FlyBarca lists 15 amazing facts about Lionel Messi that will inspire you. But don’t panic, all you have to do is fasten your seat belt, grab some cheap popcorn and have fun!

Top 15 facts about Lionel Messi

  1. Barcelona signed him when he was only 13 years old. This became the biggest football contract in the history of football. A thought that is true.
  2. His first contract with FC Barcelona was defined in bedclothes because there was no document and the head coach Carlos Rexach wanted to sign immediately because of his incredible ability of Messi, not wanting to lose a second.
  3. Messi was offered the chance to play for the Spanish national team, but he turned it down and decided to wait for Argentina.
  4. Messi’s debut in Argentina should be forgotten. The youngster came on as a substitute but his joy was short-lived as he was sent off after just 46 seconds on the pitch. At this time he is the president of Argentina.
  5. He is called ‘La Pulga Atomica’, which means ‘The Atomic Chip’, because of his fast, lethal, and tricky style of play that works together with his short length to break the defenders’ ankles.
  6. Messi and Rosario were born as small children, weighing less than 3 kilos and standing about 47 centimeters tall. Now he is bigger than anyone in football.
  7. Everyone loves watching Leo, but the Barcelona star once said he never watches the highlights of himself. Wow!
  8. Messi won the Ballon d’Or in 2009 when he beat Cristiano Ronaldo by getting 473 votes, 240 more than Ronaldo who had 233 votes. Biggest range ever!
  9. In the year 2009 FIFA World Player of the Year, Messi collected a total of 2,021 points, 1,701 more than his closest competitor Cristiano Ronaldo who collected 320. Historical records.
  10. Ginza Takana, a Japanese jeweler, has produced a solid gold replica of Messi’s left leg, which weighs 25 kilograms (55 lb). It was auctioned in Japan in March 2013 to raise money for victims of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and was valued at $5.25 million.
  11. Messi is in second place, behind his teammate Neymar Jr. and SportsPro magazine’s ‘World’s Most Marketable Players of 2013’.
  12. Messi is a true Roman Catholic. He met Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2013, one of the biggest days in Messi’s life.
  13. Messi shows that not only in the stadium but also off the pitch. He is the founder of the ‘Leo Messi Foundation’, an organization that helps give children the best opportunities in education and healthcare. His foundation also helps pay for medical care, transportation, and rehabilitation for children diagnosed with medical problems.
  14. In 2010, Messi became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
  15. Like almost everyone, Lionel Messi loves music. The two main types of music he likes to listen to are samba and cumbia. Lionel Andres Luis Messi is considered the greatest football player in the history of football. Fun to watch, motivational, and great people off the field.

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