Hello :)

And yes it is Lionel Messi this week…

My home town, Kolkata saw Messi perform in flesh and blood and I was not there :(

He lived up to the euphoria created by the media and I watched him on TV…

Did you know that,

His family is of middle-class Italian origin. While his father was a factory worker, his mother was a part-time cleaner!

He was detected with a growth hormone deficiency at the age of 11. His parents could not afford his treatment, which was $900 a month…

Messi shares his birthplace with the Argentinian revolutionary Che Guevera. Both were born in Rosario, Argentina

Messi’s first contract with Barcelona was detailed out on a paper napkin! The FC Barcelona sporting director was short of paper when he spotted Messi

Messi holds two passports – Argentina’s and Spain’s

Messi supports a number of charities through his Leo Messi Foundation. He also works for people suffering from Fragile X Syndrome (a disease related to autism). He is also a a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.

And this goal of course proves why he is the true successor of Diego God Maradona…


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