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Contract Signed On A Napkin: Do You Know Messi's First Contract With Barca Was Signed On A Napkin?

Vickimbaba 06/24/2020

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Lionel Messi just clocked 33. No one will doubt that the Barcelona forward and Argentine national has operated one of the best and most awe-inspiring football careers in all history.

Messi has seen about 20 years pass since his stay in the Spanish club Barcelona. He has won a host of titles for the club, including several La Liga titles, 4 UEFA Champions League, Copa Del Reys, Supercups, etc. He has helped lead Barca to consecutive La Liga titles. He is perhaps the greatest player to ever wear the Barcelona Number 10 shirt. Or even the greatest Barcelona player of all time.

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As Messi turns 34 fans suddenly realize that there but a few years left for the legend to step down or retire. His career coupled with that of the equally incredible Cristiano Ronaldo has provided the world one of the most exciting, exhilarating rivalries in football history, you might say even more entertaining than that of Pele and Maradona who are often recognized as the two greatest in place of Messi and Ronaldo.

There are rumors that Messi might be extending his contract with Barcelona for another two years. Might be true. Might not. Whatever, he continue to be the best and perform at his best.

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Messi signed with Barcelona in the year 2000. You may be surprised to learn that Messi's first deal with Barcelona was signed on a napkin. The contract was signed in a Barcelona restaurant. Lionel Messi was just twelve years at that time.

Lionel Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone disorder, (GHD) during his younger days but Barca took care of him and later Messi serve them with adorable sheer loyality.

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Yes, the contract that kicked started what later turned out to be one of the greatest football careers the world has ever seen or will ever see was signed on a napkin. How about for a humble beginning!

In fact Lionel Messi is all about humility. So he has been and remained since he got introduced to the soccer community.

After the contract was signed Messi debuted for Barcelona on November 16, 2003, at the age of 17, he came as a substitute against RCD Espanyol for the first time.

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Today he remains perhaps the world greatest footballer. No doubt about doubt.

With his career drawing to an end we only hope to see that best of it before it ends.

May he live long. May he play his best till the end.

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