Messi: Looking Back


It has been 17 years since Lionel Messi started playing in the Infantil B in the Barcelona academy. The club have been celebrating this milestone on social by sharing his old videos when the player was learning how to master the art of football before becoming arguably the best player in football history in present day. The 30-year-old’s arrival at Barcelona from Argentina can never be forgotten as he was signed on a napkin. Many clubs like Arsenal came asking for his services during his youth years because they knew the boy had something special. However, this was not common to the eye that watched the first team which had amazing players like Ronaldinho and Eto’o at the time. It did not take time for him to make a statement when he was eventually handed the opportunity in the first team by Frank Rijkaard who was the coach at the time. He has not looked back ever since. The player has gone on to win a record 5 Ballon d’Ors only matched by goal machine Cristiano Ronaldo. Visit the link to read more on the story.