Former legendary player and coach of the Argentine national team, Diego Maradona, saying that Messi is the successor to himself. Messi himself often being compared to players who led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup.
Messi started the first professional football career with Barcelona after it was joining the junior team Newell's Old Boys. Messi with Barcelona debut in the 2004-2005 season and is a record as the youngest player to play and score goals in La Liga.
Full Name: Lionel Andres Messi (La Pulga)
Place of Birth: Rosario, Argentina
Date of Birth: June 24, 1987 (26 Years)
Club: Barcelona FC
Squad No: 10
Height: 169 cm
2003 - 2004: Barcelona C
2004 - 2005: Barcelona B
2004 -: Barcelona FC
In his first season at Barcelona, Messi helped lead Barca won La Liga, and the following season won a double of La Liga and the Champions League. In the 2006-2007 season, Messi scored a hat trick against Real Madrid in a match 'el classico' and scored 14 goals in 26 matches.
In the Argentina national team, Messi won the Junior World Cup title in 2005 and in 2008 won the Olympic Games in Beijing. Together with senior Tango Team, Messi diving debut on August 17, 2005 at the age of 18 years 54 days.