Not many fans know that a professional player like Messi once had a heavy addiction to carbonated drinks.
Special contract: The first contract between Messi and Barcelona was made and signed on a napkin in 2000. It can be affirmed that this is the most “expensive” napkin in the history of the Nou Camp team.
Coke addict: Barca had to move all the drink vending machines and hire a nutritionist for Messi because he drank too much carbonated soft drinks.
Multi-ethnicity: Argentina is a country with many immigrants and Lionel Messi is a prime example. His great-grandfather, Angelo Messi, was an Italian who moved to Argentina in 1883, and the mother of “El Pulga” was Lebanese. Not stopping there, the superstar born in 1987 also admitted that he has a bit of bloodline from the British foggy island nation.
Mistaken name: In the summoning list of Argentina U20 team, Messi’s name was mistaken for “Leonel Mecci”.
“Like father , like son”: Messi’s son Thiago started his football career much earlier than his father. Newell’s Old Boys – Messi’s old club quickly signed the boy just 72 hours after he was born.
Enroll in the dictionary: If the Swedish language has Zlatan (Ibrahimovic) meaning great, excellent, in Spanish there is also an adjective dedicated to Messi, which is “In Messi onante- the perfect way to play football . “.
Golden Feet: A gold version of Lionel Messi’s left foot was sold for £4 million in 2011. All of the money above was used to help the victims of the Tohoku tsunami in Japan.