No great personality has had an easy route to greatness. They all have a story one could derive inspiration from.
Lionel Messi was born on 24 June 1987 in Rosario, Argentina and began his football career with a club called Newell’s Old Boys. He always showed tremendous potential as a footballer. However, there was one hindrance that could have stopped us from witnessing his greatness. Messi had a growth hormone deficiency. Owing to his excellent performances at the youth level, scouts from FC Barcelona showed an interest in signing him and when they offered to pay for the growth hormone deficiency treatment, Messi decided to move to Spain. And the rest is history.
Sometimes, even a napkin can change your future. It certainly decided the future of the greatest footballer to have ever lived. Messi’s contract with Barcelona was signed on a napkin. Though he adapted to Barcelona his family did not. His family returned home and he stayed with his father in Barcelona.
Messi rose through the ranks at Barcelona and has smashed multiple football records ever since. He has adapted to multiple roles, excelling at each one of them. He’s an idol to footballers all around the world and his story has inspired millions. To know more about the story of Lionel Messi and other footballers, click here.