We all are lucky to have been born in era where we have been watching Lionel Messi play football. His stature arguably cannot be matched by many. His achievements are stupendous and it is no more a secret. But you would surely want to know how Messi was as a footballer when he was young.

 

For all you football fanatics across the globe, Barcelona revealed a clip which proves it yet again that Messi is legen – oh wait for it – dary ever since he was a kid.


The video shows Messi’s career at the La Masia, which is the popular academy of Barcelona. A player who has gone on to become the best player the Spanish champions have ever had in their rich history.

 

Watch the video here:

 

 

Just to take you down the memory lane, Messi joined La Masia in 2001 from Argentine side Newell’s Old Boys and then rest is history. His meteoric rise through the youth ranks into the Barcelona side and becoming one of the best players in the history of football.

 

This video also shows features Messi’s goals in his youth and his speech about his aspirations.

 

The dribbling, the passes, the finishing, the balance and jaw-dropping skills that Messi usually showcases with consummate ease nowadays, are not unknown to us. But one would be surprised to know that Messi possessed all these abilities back then as well.

 

More power to you Messi!