Messi is one of the greatest forwards in soccer who plays for the Argentina national team and Spanish club FC Barcelona. In 2009, he was nominated for FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or when he was just 21, and received his first Ballon d’Or along with FIFA Player of the Year on the same year. Messi is the only player to be bestowed with four “Ballon d’Or” in football history.
He was also the first to win three European Golden Shoe awards. He achieved three UEFA Champions Leagues, two UEFA Super Cups, six Supercopas de España, six La Ligas and many more for his club Barcelona. He also holds the record of the most hat-tricks scored in a competition. Messi is also the only player to score five goals in a single match in Champions League. He sets the record for being the top scorer in four consecutive Champions League season. The achievements are endless, so is his popularity. And here is the list of 10 Unknown Facts about Lionel Messi.
Off the pitch, Messi keeps himself to himself and is seen to be a positive role model. He will consistently be in the headlines, but this will be for his sensational play as opposed to reckless or scandalous behaviour. This means that not too much is known about this extraordinary talent, so here are 15 interesting facts about the record smashing Argentine.