Spanish outfit Barcelona have been one of the most successful teams in recent times in Europe and there are many reasons for their recent and consistent success in the sport.
But one Lionel Messi, will be right up there with such reasons as he, in his time at the Camp Nou, has turned into one of the best players the sport has ever seen.
The Argentine hit-man makes the sport look beautiful and though some would argue that he is not ‘the best’, he is surely the most gifted footballer of the current generation.
Seeing him play gives every fan a nostalgic feeling and that is not something that can be taught by coaches on training grounds.
Looking at most thinks Lionel Messi does on a football pitch, it is evident that he is a player born with the gift.
So it does not come as a surprise that the 29-year old was breaking ankles right from when he was a 6-year-old.
Born and raised in central Argentina he relocated to Spain to join Barcelona, who agreed to pay for his medical treatment.
After a fast progression through Barcelona’s youth academy, Messi made his competitive debut aged 17 in October 2004 and has ever since established himself as an integral player for the club.
Till date, he has humiliated a number of star defenders all around Europe but it seems it is nothing new to him.
Back in 1993, when Messi was just 6 years old, he was as quick and stealth as he is now.
In a video that has recently surfaced on the internet, the Barcelona magician is seen weaving rings around kids his age and dribbling past them with ease. He is also seen taking a free-kick, chipping the keeper and much more, giving his fans a sneak into his past.
Here is the video:
Messi breaking ankles at the age of seven/eight Part Two! Enjoy!
Gepostet von MessiStats am Donnerstag, 9. Februar 2017
Messi was a part of the Newell’s Old Boys at that time, and he has often spoken about wanting to complete his career playing for his boyhood club.
Speaking to the media recently, Messi revealed that he would love to go back to Argentine before he retires as a football player.
“It is something I have kept an eye on because it was my dream as a child. Obviously my life started to change and went another way, but I have no regrets,” he said in an interview.
Looking at the video, there will not be a single fan of the Argentine outfit who will not want him back at their club.