Lionel Messi, the fifth time winner of the most honored Ballon d’Or trophy is owhtout any doubt the best football player.
The Barcelona superstar beat Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Braca team-mate Neymar to become the greatest player of the world. The Argentine is zooming with happiness and so are the fans of Messi.
- Messi was quoted saying to the Telegraph that,” I’d swap five Ballon d’Or trophies for one World Cup”. This was just few hours before he won the fifth Ballon d’Or Trophy.
- During 2008 summers, Messi inherited the Barca jersey No.10 from Ronaldinho, another great player of football.
- He is often called as “The Flea” for his agility and speed.
- He shares his birthplace with Che Guevera, another Argentinian revolutionary. It has something to do with the place then.
- He bagged his first contract on a paper napkin as Carles Rexach, sporting director was so awe-struck by skills of Messi that he wanted to make the contract that very moment.
- He has two passports – Spain and Argentina. In September 2005, he got the citizenship of Spain.
These are the interesting facts about your favorite player!