Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Messi has won a record six Ballon d’Or awards and a record six European Golden Shoes. The Barcelona star’s perfect game techniques and calm composure have made him an opposition’s worst nightmare. Messi achieved these accolades by continuously performing to a ridiculously high standard. However, all this didn’t come easily served on a platter. Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency. But Messi being a fighter didn’t let the condition knock him down. He joined the Barcelona club at the age of 13 and is very much a part of it even now.
Messi’s love for football developed in his family as everybody was a football freak. This motivated him and his passion and determination have got him to the highest point of his career. From playing on streets to representing Barcelona F.C. and Argentina National Team, Messi has stamped his authority in the world of soccer like no other. His statistics state mad records and he is nowhere even close to retiring. We wonder how many Golden shoes and Ballon d’Or awards he wishes to collect.
Messi is an idol for every athlete out in the world with an inspiring journey.