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Today is Lionel Messi's 33rd birthday! To celebrate him, here are some fun facts about the legend

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1. His real name is Luis Lionel Andres Messi.

2. Messi's first contract with Barcelona was written out on a paper napkin!

3. As a kid, Messi was not very healthy and nutritious. He was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency and stopped growth at age 11.

4. Treatment for the growth hormone deficiency was $900 a month, which Barcelona paid for after signing him.

5. He won an Olympic gold medal, along with the Argentinian football team, at the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing.

6. Messi is also a Goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.

7. Lionel Messi currently holds the record for the most goals and assists in El Classico.

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8. In 2012, Messi broke the record of the most number goals scored in a calendar year, and scored 91 goals!

Happy birthday to Lionel Messi. Do you have any favourite moments from him? Let's hear it out in the comment section!

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Source: opera.com
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