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ABSTRACT

He can be considered as the best


footballer ever .This Man has changed
the history of Football.

Created By
[Usama Ahmad]
Ahmadusama610@gmail.com /
iamusama10@outlook.com

A LITTLE MAN
L. Messi
Life of Messi
Leo Messi's footballing career started in 1995 at Newell's Old Boys, where he played until the year
2000. At the age of 13, Lionel Messi crossed the Atlantic to try his luck in Barcelona, and joined the
Under 14s. Messi made spectacular progress at each of the different age levels, climbing through the
ranks to Barça C, followed by Barça B and the first team in record time.

In the 2003-2004 season, when he was still only 16, Messi made his first team debut in a friendly with
Porto that marked the opening of the new Do Dragao stadium.

The following championship-winning season, Messi made his first appearance in an official match on
October 16, 2004, in Barcelona's derby win against Espanyol at the Olympic Stadium (0-1). With
several first team players seriously injured, the services of several reserve team players were called
upon, and Messi became a regular feature of Barça squads.

On May 1, 2005, Messi became the youngest player ever to score a league goal for FC Barcelona -
against Albacete when he was only 17 years, 10 months and 7 days old. That record would eventually
be beaten by Bojan Krkic.

At the Under 20 World Cup in Holland, Messi not only won the title with Argentina, but was also the
leading goal scorer and was voted best player in the tournament. Aged 18 years, he had become one
of the hottest properties in the world game. Shortly after, he made his first full international
appearance in a friendly against Hungary.

His breakthrough came in the 2005-06 season, starting with an amazing performance in the Joan
Gramper Trophy match against Juventus. He was also outstanding at the Santiago Bernabéu, in
Barcelona's unforgettable 3-0 win, and also at Stamford Bridge, in the Champions League match
against Chelsea. Injury kept him side-lined for much of the latter stage of the season, but Messi still
played a total of 17 league games, 6 in the Champions League and 2 in the Copa Del Rey, and
scored eight goals.

The following season Messi moved up a gear and astounded the world with goals such as the one he
scored against Getafe in the Copa del Rey. In the 2006/07 season, and even though the team didn't
win any titles, the Argentine was second in the FIFA World Player awards and third in the Ballon d’Or.
He continued to develop in the 2007/08 campaign, when he scored 16 goals and gave 10 assists in
the 40 games he played in. In 2008, Leo Messi was runner up in the FIFA World Player awards for
the second season in a row.

In the 2008/09 season, and now without Ronaldinho alongside him, Messi became the main star of
the Barça show. He managed to stay injury free all season, and played 51 games, scoring 38 goals.
The Argentinian was also fundamental in the Copa Del Rey and Champions League finals, scoring
Barça's second goals in both. In 2009, he finally won both the FIFA World Player and Ballon d’Or.

How far can Leo Messi go? He was the league's top scorer in the 2009-10 season and equalled
Ronaldo's historic total of 34 goals (96-97). He scored the goal against Estudiantes that won Barça
their first Club World Cup.

Still hungry for success, the Argentinian went even further in the 2010/11 season, scoring no fewer
than 53 official goals, a Spanish record only matched by Cristiano Ronaldo (that very same season).
Messi, as in Rome, played a vital role in the Champions League final at Wembley were scored a
scorcher from outside the area to put his team ahead. In 2011, he also won the Ballon d’Or for the
third time, a feat only previously achieved by Cruyff, Platini and Van Basten and a year later became
the first player ever to win it four times.
The season 2011/12 is when Messi moved past César Rodríguez's record of 232 official goals to
become the Club's all-time top goal scorer. He achieved this on the 20 March 2012 in a 5-3 victory
over Granada in which he scored a brilliant hat-trick.

Two weeks earlier, on March 7, 2012, the football world watched in awe as he scored five goals in a
single game against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

On May 5, 2012, the Leo Messi legend was extended in the derby against Espanyol, when he made it
to an unprecedented 50 goals in a league season, scoring four goals in a game for the third time in
his career. A remarkable season ended with one of the finest goals of his career in the Copa Del Rey
final against Athletic Club Bilbao. In the 2011/12 season he has scored in every competition he played
in, totally an astonishing 73 as Barça conquered the Spanish Super Cup, European Super Cup, Club
World Cup and the Copa Del Rey. He ended 2012 with the record number of goals in a calendar year
(91), thus beating the historic tally established by Gerd Müller (85 for Bayern Munich and Germany in
1972).

That was not the only outstanding achievement by Messi in the 2012/13 season, another for the
record books. The Argentine scored in 19 consecutive league matches - half a season - until an injury
at away at PSG meant he was not at his best in the decisive phase of that campaign’s Champions
League. On the domestic front, Messi was also key in Barça claiming the league title with 100 points.
He was top scorer with 46 goals in the league, ending with 60 in 50 games in all competitions.

The following year, 2013/14, was difficult one for the Barça number 10, due to injuries more than
anything else. Messi picked up a hamstring injury in November that forced him to miss more than a
month of the campaign. Nevertheless, he still scored 41 goals in 46 matches that year, 28 in the
league, 5 in the Copa Del Rey and 8 in the Champions League.

Messi made his 250th league appearance in that season and in a game in the Copa del Rey against
Levante, he played in his 400th match in a Barça shirt, having recorded a staggering 331 goals at that
point in his career for the blaugranes.

In the same season Messi reached yet another landmark, overtaking Paulino Alcántara’s total of 369
goals to become the leading goalscorer of all time at the Club

The 2014/2015 season was one of the Argentine stars most brilliant. Messi was one of the great
architects of the second Treble in club history, six years after winning the League, the Spanish Cup,
and the UEFA Champions League in the same season. Thanks to his 56 goals in all three
competitions, Messi established two almost unattainable records. First, in a game against Sevilla at
Camp Nou Messi surpassed Telmo Zarra's 251 career goals to become the all-time leading scorer in
league history. Second, with a hat-trick at APOEL Nicosia, Messi passed Raúl's 71 career goals to
become the all-time leading scorer in Champions League history. Messi closed the season with 77
goals in 99 career Champions League games. The Argentine’s amazing form had its reward on a
personal level when in January 2016 he claimed the Ballon d’Or award for an unprecedented fifth time
in his career.

Messi also led the tournament in scoring for the fifth time — tied with Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo
at 10 each. The Argentinian also surpassed Luis Figo's all-time La Liga assist record (105).

On 23 April, on Saint Jordi’s day, Leo Messi reached 500 goals with the first team thanks to his
winner in the final minute of the Clásico in the league at the Santiago Bernabéu (2-3).

Messi is also captain of the Argentina national side and has played in three World Cups (2006, 2010
and 2014) and three Copa Américas (2007, 2011 and 2015). In the summer of 2008 he also played at
the Beijing Olympics, and came home with a gold meda
TECHNICAL PROFILE
Messi is an excellent, sensational, unique player. He is astoundingly creative, has amazing
individual skill and is able to constantly put his rivals at unease. A natural left footer, he is
stunningly versatile, and can play either in the middle or on whichever of the wings required,
although it is out on the right that he feels most comfortable.

He may not be very tall, but his speed and physique enable him to cope with even the
toughest of defenders. He is surprisingly strong, and can hold on to the ball in style, as if it
were stuck to his feet. There is simply nobody like him anywhere else in the game. He is
also a specialist at all dead ball situations, especially free kicks and penalties.

His cold blood and ability to take on responsibilities are other virtues that make Leo Messi
simply the best footballer on the planet.
Before & After L. Messi
Individual trophies of L. Messi

Trophies with FCB


Trophies with Argentina
World Record
European Record
Spanish Records
Records with FC Barcelona
Records with Argentina
All Time Stats
Abilities
This Man Never Dives.
He dribbles flawlessly.
He passes accurately.
He is a wonder to watch with his awesome nutmegs.
He just lofts the ball into the Box with a backspin.
He can even play as a winger.
He helps out Defence.
He also plays the role of a play maker.
He has the Perfect Balance and Ball Control.
He enjoys not just scoring but even assisting.
He is passion driven.

Goal Scoring
Heading

Dribbling
Passing

Free Kick
Penalties

Physicality
Team Play

Discipline
Conclusion
Quotes on L. Messi
"For me, to watch Messi play is a pleasure – it’s like having an orgasm – it’s an incredible pleasure." -
Luis Figo

"Messi is the best in the world without any doubt and for me the history of football," Luis Enrique.

"Once they said they can only stop me with a pistol. Today you need a machine gun to stop Messi." -
Hristo Stoichkov

"Messi or Ronaldo best player in the world? In the world, I would say Ronaldo. Messi is from another
planet." - Turkish international Arda Turan

"Messi is God, as a person and even more as a player. I knew him when he was a boy
and I’ve watched him grow. He deserves it all." - Samuel Eto'o

"Although he may not be human, it’s good that Messi still thinks he is." -Javier Mascherano

"They tell me that all men are equal in God’s eyes, this player makes you seriously think about those
words." - Football commentator Ray Hudson

"Newton and Einstein had a certain level of autism - I hope that, like them, Messi surpasses himself
every day and continues to give us his beautiful brand of football." - Romario

"Messi is the Mozart of football." - Radomir Antic


"It is clear that Messi is on a level above all others. Those who do not see that are blind." - Xavi

"There are three or four important things in life: books, friends, women… and Messi." - Portuguese
writer Antonio Lobo Antunes

"Barca will never have a player like Messi again. Messi’s greatness is present on and off the field of
play." - Barcelona president Sandro Rosell

"At this point I’m starting to believe that Messi is tightly related to Clark Kent."- Israeli model Bar
Rafaeli

"Messi is class. There is him, and then there is the rest. What he does is extraordinary." - Franck
Ribery

"We give him the ball and stand back and watch. People often say to me they saw Pele and Maradona
play. In the future, I will be able to say I saw Messi play." - Thiago Alcanatara

"He is always going forwards. He never passes the ball backwards or sideways. He has only one idea,
to run towards the goal. So as a football fan, just enjoy the show." - Zinedine Zidane

"He sees passes that most people can only see whilst watching the game on TV, not ones that you can
normally see on the pitch." - Tata Martino
"For the world of football, Messi is a treasure because he is role model for children around the world…
Messi will be the player to win the most Ballons d’Or in history. He will win five, six, and seven. He is
incomparable. He’s in a different league." - Johan Cruyff

"I have played against Platini, Maradona, Cruyff and played with George Best — a lot of big names,
but none of them has been able to do what Messi does. Two years ago I said that the best player I
played against was Maradona and the best player I have played with was Bestie. But I can now say I
have never seen a player as good as Messi. He’s in a league of his own." - Former Tottenham star
Gerry Armstrong

"Diego [Maradona] filled us with emotions. But between the cracks, without doubt, Messi is better
than Maradona." - Diego Simeone

"There is no doubt, you’re from another galaxy. Thanks Leo." - Maxi Rodriguez

"Who is the Best Player in the World? Leo Messi. Who is the Best Player Ever? Leo Messi." -Arsene
Wenger

"I have seen the player who will inherit my place in Argentine football and his name is Messi. Messi is
a genius." - Diego Maradona

"I like Messi a lot, he’s a great player. Technically, we’re practically at the same level." – Pele

"Messi does not need his right foot. He only uses the left and he’s still the best in the world. Imagine if
he also used his right foot, Then we would have serious problems." - Zlatan Ibrahimovic

"Fella’s a genius. Best ever by a distance in my life time. Never really saw Pele… Souness, Gullit,
Venables and now Rooney agree Messi is the best they have seen. He plays a game with which we are
not familiar." - Gary Lineker

"I played with Romario, Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Laudrup and Stoichkov but Messi is the best I’ve seen" -
Former Barcelona and Chelsea star Albert Ferrer

"It feels good to be in the same generation as him. I believe he’s the best player in the history of the
sport." - Gerard Pique
"Messi defies the laws of anatomy, he must have an extra bone in his ankle." - Argentina's 1986
World Cup-winning coach Carlos Bilardo

"Who’s better, Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Messi. Ronaldo is good, but Messi is 10 times better." -
Dutch star Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

"Lionel Messi is quite clearly the best player ever. It’s a pleasure to pit myself against him and when I
finish my career it’s something I can look back on and know I’ve tested myself against the very best." -
John Terry

"In my entire life I have never seen a player of such quality and personality at such a young age,
particularly wearing the ‘heavy’ shirt of one of the world’s great clubs." - Fabio Capello

"Messi is better than Maradona; he is more complete, more consistent, and more spectacular. He is
reinventing the game – a mix of the real and the virtual." - Tostão

"I am not crazy enough to compare myself with Messi because he is the best there ever was and the
best there will ever be." - Mario Gomez

"I was a big fan of Maradona growing up and of the current crop Ronaldo is good but Messi is the best
I’ve ever seen. I don’t dish out praise lightly but Messi deserves it. I look for weaknesses in his game
and I can’t find them." - Roy Keane

"Messi is the best player ever. And this is said by someone who has seen Maradona and Pele play." -
AC Milan chief Adriano Galliani

"He is the best in the world. Football seems easy when he plays it." - Bacary Sagna

"I wear the number 10 Jersey for the US National Team in honour of the Greatest athlete I have ever
seen: Messi." - Kobe Bryant

"The only bad thing about Ronaldo’s life is Messi. If it was not for him, Ronaldo would be the best
player in the world for five years in a row." - Felipe Scolari

"I can’t believe anyone can have played the game of football as well as Messi." - Michael Owen
"Is Messi a real player or a PlayStation character?" - Radamel Falcao

"Messi is a genius. He has everything. When I watch him, I see a player who is very, very, skilful, very
clever and his left foot is like Diego Maradona’s." - Franz Beckenbauer

"Messi or Cristiano? Cristiano Ronaldo is very good, but I prefer Messi. He’s incredible." -Gheorghe
Hagi

"Comparing CR7 to Messi is an exercise of ignorance in football. Messi is Messi and others,
footballers." - Spanish manager Miguel Angel Lotina

"The other day I saw one of his games. He was running with the ball at a hundred percent full speed, I
don’t know how many touches he took, maybe five or six, but the ball was glued to his foot. It’s
practically impossible." - Real Madrid legend Raul

"If he is so good, how can you express that? The superlatives ran out ages ago. On these pages,
swearing has been tried. Or perhaps a symbol, something to signify that we have gone beyond words
now." - Football writer Sid Lowe

"Don't write about him, don't try to describe him. Just watch him." - Pep Guardiola