Before they were famous: Lionel Messi

Before they were famous: Lionel Messi


He was a sought after player, being approached by numerous clubs before he was even in his teens, but his true talent was locked behind a hormone deficiency.
At the age of 13 he was signed to FC Barcelona’s youth academy on a contract made from a napkin. Within three years he was playing for the club. And just a little over a month before his 19th birthday, Messi became the youngest player in the franchise to score a goal.