5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Lionel Messi

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Lionel Messi is one of the biggest football stars in the world, and it’s hard to find someone who’s never heard of him. Even people who don’t watch football have heard of Leo.

By many, he is considered to be the best player in history of football, and he has 5 golden ball awards to prove it. Wining 5 golden ball awards is a record, and this is not the only record that Leo is holding under his name.

He is the all-time top scorer in Barcelona, the only player in history to score 40+ goals in 7 consecutive seasons and he even holds the Guinness World Records title for the most official goals in a calendar year: 91 goals.

These are just few records that Messi was able to break. But we want to focus on his personal life a bit. Everyone knows that Messi is the best player in the world, but very few are aware of the fact that Messi’s favorite drink is Coca-Cola.

  1. His son doesn’t like football

This is bad news for both Messi and his fans. The three-year-old Thiago Messi has no plans of becoming a football player like his dad. What if he’s got the same talent as his dad? The world will be missing out on a player that could actually compete with Messi himself.

But he is only a three-year old boy, and we hope he change his mind and bring joy to every football fan out there.

“I see that he doesn’t like football that much so I leave it,” Messi told TyC Sports channel as reported in El Mundo Deportivo. “I’m not the type to buy him footballs or force him. [But] Now the club has started something for the children and we’ll see if he gets hooked.”

  1. Messi Was Recruited By Barcelona Because Of A Video

This is not how scouting usually works, especially if a player is coming from a different country. Clubs usually like to receive a full report from scouts, and scouts have to see the player’s quality live in order to make a final decision.

But we’re talking about Messi here.

Soldini, the agent that worked with young Messi, gave him a tennis ball and an orange. Messi than juggled the orange with his feet around 113 consecutive times and the tennis ball around 120 times. Soldini sent the video to Barcelona, and they asked the agent to bring Messi in as soon as possible.

  1. Argentina Got His Name Wrong When He Was Selected for The National Team

Messi was the only player with a career outside of Argentina, when he first started playing for the national team. He wasn’t yet a super start, and the first notification he received from the under 20 Argentinian national team was under the name of Leonel Mecci.

  1. Messi Loves Coca-Cola

A healthy lifestyle and Coca-Cola don’t really mix. But Messi loves drinking Coca, which made Pep hire a physiotherapist to handle the problem.

Juanjau Brau, the physiotherapist, was assigned to remove all of the soda machines in La Masia (the training center of Barcelona).

  1. There’s a Word in The Spanish Dictionary With Reference to Messi

When people start with inventing words to describe your talent, you know you’re special. The word “inmessionante” was recently added in the Santinalla dictionary.

The definition of the word is:

“1. Adjective which makes a reference to Lionel Messi, in his own way completed to play soccer, in his unlimited capacity to surpass itself. 2. An adjective to qualify the best soccer player of all time.” – Source.

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