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Ten fun facts about Lionel Messi

Fact 1
Messi has won six La Ligas, two Copas del Rey, five Supercopas de España, three UEFA Champions Leagues, two UEFA Super Cups and two Club World Cups.

Fact 2
He serves as the captain of his country’s national football team.

Fact 3
Messi is the first and only player to top-score in four consecutive Champions League campaigns, and also holds the record for the most hat-tricks scored in the history of the competition.

Fact 4
Messi helped Argentina win the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup, finishing as both the best player and the top scorer (with 6 goals).

Fact 5
By the age of 21, Messi had received Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations. The following year, in 2009, he won his first Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards. He followed this up by winning the inaugural FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2010, and then again in 2011 & 2012.

Fact 6
He also won the 2010–11 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award.

Fact 7
At the age of 24, Messi became Barcelona’s all-time top scorer in all official club competitions.

Fact 8
He is widely recognized as the best player in the world and rated by some commentators, coaches and players as the greatest footballer of all time.

Fact 9
Messi is the first football player in history to win four FIFA/Ballons d’Or, all of which he won consecutively, as well as the first to win three European Golden Shoe awards.

Fact 10
At age 25, Messi became the youngest player to score 200 La Liga goals.


Source: 10-facts-about.com

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