He's a great player; everyone who loves football will admit that, whether he likes it or not.

Messi holds both Argentine and Spanish passports. Despite spending a lot of time in Spain, he turned down the opportunity to play for Spain because he is just as important for Argentina.

1. The Spanish football team asked him to play for Spain.

Barcelona manager Carles Rexach is so impressed with Lionel Messi's performance that he doesn't want to waste time signing him. So he didn't take the time to find the right paper to write the contract on; instead, he found some tissue paper and wrote Messi's contract on it.

2. Messi's first contract was signed on a paper napkin.

At the age of 11, Messi was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency which clearly indicated that he would not be able to grow at the normal growth rate.

3. Messi was suffering from growth hormone deficiency

2012 was a great year for Lionel Messi, as he scored 86 goals in one year. a calm and incredible striker.

4. 2012's leading goal scorer

He won an Olympic gold medal with the Argentine soccer team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

5. Gold medalist at the Olympics!

Messi is famous not only for his performances on the pitch, but also for what he does off the pitch.he founded the Leo Messi Foundation in 2007 to help children get quality education and healthcare.

6. He supports many Charities through the Leo Messi Foundation.

In 2012, Messi became Barcelona's top scorer in all club competitions at the age of 24!

7. Barcelona's All-Time Leading Scorer!

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