Lionel Messi is undoubtedly one of the greatest footballers in the world. His skills are amazing and have won him accolades in the football world. Here are the 8 facts about the Argentinian football maestro.
1. The Argentinian was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency at a young age. He signed with FC Barcelona and moved to Spain at the age of 13 and therefore the football club agreed to buy his treatment, consistent with his contract.
2. Messi made his debut to FC Barcelona on November 16, 2003.
3. He has the won the ecu Golden Shoe award in four seasons — 2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2016-17.
4. Messi set the all-time record for many goals scored during a single season for a serious European league with 73 goals.
5. He won the Golden Ball award for the best player of the 2014 World Cup.
6. The Argentinan star is that the founding father of the Leo Messi Foundation, which aims to enhance healthcare and education for youngsters .
7. Messi was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
8. He was placed No 2 in Forbes’ list of highest paid athletes.