WEB DESK: Forward football player Lionel Messi rose to fame like no other footballer. He may not have been his very best, but the 2010 World Cup was by no means a write-off for Messi who often shone in his position behind the strikers’ as Steward Coggin, famed sports journalist states it.
Who would have thought that the youngest player ever to score league goal has a humble back ground. According to his profile by Coggin, “His father was a factory worker and his mother a cleaner and they were unable to pay the money required to remedy his growth hormone deficiency”
2-It might be his dream but it definitly was his necessity
Messi started playing for Argentinean club Newell’s Old Boys at the age of eight as his parents could not pay for the treatment of his hormone growth deficiency. He signed up for Barcelona because they promised to pay him $800 a month, a crucial amount he needed to pay the bills.
He is now Barcelona’s record scorer and produced the astonishing haul of 73 goals in the 2011-12 seasons.
4-Already edging with Cristiana Ronaldo
The rivalry is unmistakable. Lionel Messi is now alongside Ronaldo as the best-known player on the planet, according to Espnfc
5-The famous Messi goal
According to Coggin, La Pulga’s (The Flea) goal against Getafe in the 2007 Copa del Rey had to be seen to be believed. He ran from the half way line, beating every player who came across his path before rounding the goalkeeper. The goal conjured memories of Maradona’s famous effort against England at the 1986 World Cup and only encouraged further comparisons between the pair.
6- 4 consecutive wins!
Messi won the Fifa World Player of the Year award in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012