Lionel Messi, The Greatest Of All Time

Lionel Messi, The Greatest Of All Time

Lionel Messi (Lionel Andrés Messi) is a well-known face of the football world, Lionel Messi is an Argentine footballer who plays for fotball club Barcelona from the start of his football career.Messi is a prolific goalscorer, forward and creative playmaker.

Lionel Messi, The Greatest Of All Time



 He was born and brought up in central Argentina, Messi then moved to Spain for joining Barcelona at age 13, and he made his debut at the age of 17 in October 2004. Only in a span of three years, Lionel Messi emerged to be an important face of FC Barcelona because his dribbling skills, passing accuracy, and the pace were simply out of this world, and this why Messi now is the best football player and also the most demanded player in the world as in recent speculations of his transfer to Manchester City, it was agreed by Man City to hire for 140 million Euros per anum. And in his first uninterrupted season in 2008–09 he helped Barcelona achieve the first treble in Spanish football; that year, aged 22, Messi won his first Ballon d'Or. Three successful seasons followed, with Messi winning four consecutive Ballon d'Or, making him the first player to win the award four times and in a row. During the 2011–12 season, he set the La Liga and European records for most goals scored in a single season, while establishing himself as Barcelona's all-time top scorer. The following two seasons, Messi finished second for the Ballon d'Or behind Cristiano Ronaldo, before regaining his best form during the 2014–15 campaign, becoming the all-time top scorer in La Liga and leading Barcelona to a historic second treble, after which he was awarded the fifth Ballon d'Or in 2015. Messi then got appointed as captain of Barcelona in 2018, and in 2019 he secured a record sixth Ballon d'Or.

Lionel Messi: An Overview

  • Date Of Birth: 24 June 1987
  • Country: Argentina
  • Club: FC Barcelona
  • Lionel Messi captains both the Argentine national team and FC Barcelona
  • Ballon d'Or Awards: 06 times
  • European Golden Shoes: 06 Times
  • La Liga titles: 10
  • UEFA Champions League: 04 times
  • Copa del Rey titles: 06
  • Laliga Goals: 444 (a record)
  • Laliga and European league season 50
  •  Most hat-tricks in La Liga 36
  •  Most assists in La Liga 183.
  • Over 700 goals for club and country combined

Newell's Old Boys youth coach Adrián Coria shares his first impression of the 12-year-old Messi.

"When you saw him you would think: this kid can't play ball. He's a dwarf, he's too fragile, too small. But immediately you'd realize that he was born different, that he was a phenomenon and that he was going to be something impressive."

Lionel Messi, The Greatest Of All Time
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Lionel Messi's Journey To Camp Nou FC Barcelona

As the Messi family had family members in Catalonia, they looked to orchestrate a preliminary with Barcelona in September 2000. First group chief Charly Rexach quickly needed to sign him, however the directorate dithered; at the time it was exceptionally strange for European clubs to sign unfamiliar players of such a youthful age. On 14 December, a final proposal was given for Barcelona to demonstrate their responsibility, and Rexach, with no other paper close by, offered an agreement on a paper napkin. In February 2001, the family moved to Barcelona, where they moved into a loft close to the club's arena, Camp Nou. During his first year in Spain, Messi seldom played with the Infantiles because of exchange strife with Newell's; as an outsider, he must be handled in friendlies and the Catalan class. Without football, he attempted to coordinate into the group; effectively held essentially, he was peaceful to such an extent that his partners at first accepted he was quiet. At home, he experienced achiness to visit the family after his mom moved back to Rosario with his siblings and younger sibling, María Sol, while he remained in Barcelona with his dad. 

Following a year at Barcelona's childhood foundation, La Masia, Messi was at long last tried out the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) in February 2002. Presently playing in all rivalries, he becomes a close acquaintance with his colleagues, among whom were Cesc Fàbregas and Gerard Piqué. In the wake of finishing his development hormone treatment matured 14, Messi turned into a necessary aspect of the "Child Dream Team", Barcelona's most prominent ever youth side. During his first full season (2002–03), he was top scorer with 36 objectives in 30 games for the Cadetes A, who won a remarkable high pitch of the class and both the Spanish and Catalan cups. The Copa Catalunya last, a 4–1 triumph over Espanyol, got referred to in club legend as the Partido de la máscara, the last of the cover. Seven days in the wake of enduring a wrecked cheekbone during an alliance coordinate, Messi was permitted to begin the game relying on the prerequisite that he wears a plastic defender; before long obstructed by the veil, he took it off and scored two objectives in a short time before his replacement. At the end of the period, he got a proposal to join Arsenal, his first from an unfamiliar club, however, while Fàbregas and Piqué before long left for England, he decided to stay in Barcelona.

Lionel Messi, The Greatest Of All Time


FC Barcelona's Journey

2003–05: Rise to the first team

Barcelona's then-assistant coach Henk Ten Cate on Messi's first-team debut.
"It seemed as if he had been playing with us all his life."

During the 2003–04 season, his fourth with Barcelona, Messi quickly advanced through the club's positions, appearing for a record five groups in a solitary mission. In the wake of being named player of the competition in four global pre-season rivalries with the Juveniles B, he played just a single authority coordinate with the group before being elevated to the Juveniles A, where he scored 18 objectives in 11 association games. Messi was then one of a few youth players called up to reinforce an exhausted first group during the worldwide break. French winger Ludovic Giuly clarified how a young Leo grabbed the attention in an instructional course with Frank Rijkaard's first group: "He pulverized every one of us... They were kicking him everywhere to abstain from being derided by this child, he just got up and continued playing. He would spill past four players and score an objective. Indeed, even the group's beginning place backs were anxious. He was an outsider." 

At 16 years, four months, and 23 days old, Messi made his first group debut when he entered the 75th moment during a cordial against José Mourinho's Porto on 16 November 2003. His presentation, making two possibilities and a shot on objective, intrigued the specialized staff, and he in this manner started preparing day by day with the club's save side, Barcelona B, just as week after week with the main group. After his first instructional meeting with the senior crew, Barça's new headliner, Ronaldinho, told his colleagues that he accepted the 16-year-old would turn into a shockingly better player than himself. Ronaldinho before long got to know Messi, whom he called "younger sibling", which incredibly slid his progress into the principal group. 

Messi playing against Málaga in October 2005 

To increase further match understanding, Messi joined Barcelona C notwithstanding the Juveniles A, playing his first game for the third group on 29 November. He helped spare them from the transfer zone of the Tercera División, scoring five objectives in ten games, incorporating a capping stunt shortly during a Copa del Rey coordinate while man-set apart by Sevilla's Sergio Ramos. His advancement was reflected in his first expert agreement, marked on 4 February 2004, which went on until 2012 and contained an underlying buyout proviso of €30 million. After a month, on 6 March, he made his introduction for Barcelona B in the Segunda División B, and his buyout statement naturally expanded to €80 million. He played five games with the B group that season yet didn't score. Truly he was more fragile than his adversaries, who were frequently a lot more seasoned and taller, and in preparing he took a shot at expanding his bulk and generally speaking quality so as to have the option to shake off safeguards. Towards the finish of the period, he came back to both youth groups, helping Juveniles B win the class. He completed the mission having scored for four of his five groups with a sum of 36 objectives in every single authority rivalry. 

During the 2004–05 season, Messi was an ensured starter for the B group, playing 17 games all through the mission and scoring on six events. Since his presentation the past November, he had not been called up to the principal group once more, however in October 2004, the senior players asked director Frank Rijkaard to advance him. Since Ronaldinho effectively played on the left-wing, Rijkaard moved Messi from his typical position onto the correct flank (however at first against the player's desires), permitting him to cut into the focal point of the pitch and shoot with his predominant left foot. Messi made his group debut during the following match on 16 October, against Espanyol, entering the 82nd moment. At 17 years, a quarter of a year, and 22 days old, he was at the time the most youthful player to speak to Barcelona in an official rivalry. As a substitute player, he played 77 minutes in nine counterparts for the primary group that season, remembering his introduction for the UEFA Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk. He scored his first senior objective on 1 May 2005, against Albacete, from help by Ronaldinho, turning out to be – around then – the most youthful ever scorer for the club. Barcelona, in their second season under Rijkaard, won the association without precedent for a long time. 

Lionel Messi, The Greatest Of All Time



2005–08: Becoming a starting eleven player 

Fabio Capello acclaims the 18-year-old Messi following the Joan Gamper trophy in August 2005

"In all my years I have never observed a player of such quality and character at such a youthful age, especially wearing the 'hefty' shirt of one of the world's incredible clubs." 


On 24 June 2005, his eighteenth birthday celebration, Messi marked his first agreement as a senior cooperative person. It made him a Barcelona player until 2010, two years not as much as his past agreement, however, his buyout condition expanded to €150 million. His advancement came two months after the fact, on 24 August, during the Joan Gamper Trophy, Barcelona's pre-season rivalry. A starter just because, he gave a generally welcomed exhibition against Fabio Capello's Juventus, getting an applause from the Camp Nou. While Capello mentioned advancing Messi, an offer to get him originated from Inter Milan, who were eager to pay his €150 million buyout provision and triple his wages. As per then-president Joan Laporta, it was the main time the club confronted a genuine danger of losing Lionel Messi, however he eventually chose to remain. On 16 September, his agreement was refreshed for the second time in a quarter of a year and reached out to 2014.

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