9 Unforgettable Moments Of Lionel Messi’s Life

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The life of Lionel Messi is a biography of brilliance, commitment, and eternal affection for the game of football. Messi’s journey from being a skinny boy with an amazing left foot to becoming a global icon is filled with incidents that have cemented his place in football history. The nine significant events that influenced Messi’s legacy are as follows:

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La Liga Debut (2004)

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When Messi joined Barcelona as a teenager in 2004, he sparked a spark to change the game. His daring dribbling at the age of 17 and his telepathic communication with his teammates hinted at the greatness that was to come.

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International Debut (2005)

The following year, Messi donned the Argentina jersey for the first time. His debut, however, was short-lived as he received a red card after just a few minutes on the pitch. Though it was a bittersweet beginning, it marked the start of Messi quest to bring international glory to his homeland.

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Iconic Goal Against Getafe (2007)

This 2007 goal versus Getafe was a masterpiece, not simply a goal. Lionel Messi went on an incredible solo run after receiving the ball close to the halfway line. He kickad past opponents with apparent ease and finished coolly placing the ball into the net. His position as a rising star was strengthened by this bold performance.

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Olympic Gold Medal (2008)

Inspired by his desire to lead Argentina to a major trophy, Messi led the Olympic squad to gold in 2008. The win was a huge deal for Messi and the country as a whole because it gave much-needed happiness to a people that was desperate for athletic achievement.

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The First Champions League Trophy (2009)

Lionel  Messi’s hunger for trophies continued in 2009. He played a lead role in Barcelona’s dominant Champions League run, culminating in a thrilling victory against Manchester United in the final. This win marked the beginning of a historic era for Barcelona under Messi.

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Coming Back After Retirement (2009)

Following a public spat with then-coach Pep Guardiola, a young Messi briefly announced his retirement from international football in 2009. Thankfully his love for the game and he soon reversed his decision, much to the delight of Argentina fans around the world.

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Breaking Pele’s Record (2012)

In 2012, Lionel Messi achieved a seemingly unthinkable feat surpassing the legendary Pele’s record for most goals in a calendar year. This monumental achievement cemented his place among the all-time greats, silencing any lingering doubts about his prowess. Pele has scored 680 goals in official matches. Messi has scored 845 goals in his career.

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Lionel Messi’s Record Ballon d’Or Trophy wins (2019)

The Ballon d’Or is an award bestowed upon the world’s best footballer. Messi’s dominance on the field was mirrored by a record-breaking six Ballon d’Or wins surpassing his long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo. This solidified his position as the most decorated player of his generation.

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FIFA World Cup (2022)

For years, the exclusive World Cup trophy remained a missing piece in Lionel Messi’s illustrious career. In 2022 at the age of 36 Messi finally achieved his lifelong dream leading Argentina to a dramatic victory over France in the final. This emotional triumph not only added the World Cup to his collection but also cemented his legacy as Argentina ultimate footballing hero.

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