Happy Birthday Lionel Messi (Hottie of the day)

One of the greatest footballers of all time, Lionel Messi turns 28 today. We give you a list on interesting and fun facts and information about Barcelona’s star striker.



>> At the age of 11, Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency.

>> Messi shares his birthplace with famous revolutionary leader Che Guevara. They were both born in Rosario, Argentina.

>> Messi’s first football contract was actually penned down on paper napkins. FC Barcelona’s sports chief Carles Rexach was impressed with the Argentine’s talent, that made a contract on the spot with no official paper being available.

>> He is the only soccer player to have won the Ballon d’Or a record four consecutive times: 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

>> Messi holds two passports – Argentina and Spain. He was declared a Spanish citizen in 2005.

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> Upon Ronaldinho’s departure from the club, Messi inherited his number 10 jersey in 2008.

>> Messi is an Ambassador of Goodwill for UNICEF. His foundation – ‘Leo Messi Foundation’ – supports various charities.


>> At age 25, he became the youngest footballer to score 200 goals in La Liga. >> He has the record for scoring the most goals in La Liga history (283 goals)

>> He is the top goal scorer in FC Barcelona’s history (425 goals)

>> He also has the Guinness World Record for most goals scored in a year. (91 goals in 2012)

Credit: mid-day

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