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6 INTERESTING, FUNNY FACTS ABOUT LIONEL MESSI WHICH PEOPLE RARELY KNOW ABOUT (TO BE CONTINUED)

Lionel Messi was born in Rosario, Argentina 32 years ago. For the very first time, no one bore a thought that Messi will have such a successful football career as today. 

Throughout his professional football career, Messi has always been put in a comparison with Cristiano Ronaldo, another legendary football player who is enlisted in Juventus Club. Even during this decade, gaining The Golden Ball has always been considered as a competition between Messi and Ronaldo.

Messi can totally be proud of his endless titles and champions. Especially in Champions League, Messi has won 4 times as a Barcelona player.

However, Lionel Messi’s private life has still remained a puzzle to many football fans. How does it look like?

The first contract on a handkerchief

Who can ever think that the first professional football contract between Messi and Barcelona was dealt on a handkerchief. This deal took place on the 14th, December 2000, when Messi was just at the age of 13.

At that time, The Sports manager of Barca, Carles Rexach, had set up an appointment with Messi’s father, Mrs. Jorge, to discuss some terms of the contract. As time rushed, Rexach did not have enough time to prepare for a meticulous contract for Messi. 

Finally, the very first contract of Messi was conducted on a handkerchief. The full contract is now displayed in the Barcelona Museum. At that time, who could ever think of this handkerchief as the most precious document in the football world?

The fateful meet between Messi and Barcelona

Not as many rumors, the enlist of Messi in Barcelona was totally the determination of the club to pay medical fees for Messi. In fact, the local authority and Oldell’s Old Boys have also sponsored for treating Messi’s private health condition.