facts about

LIONEL MESSI

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full name

His full name is Luis Lionel Andres Messi.

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growth hormone deficiency

While growing up he wasn't the healthiest kid around, Due to which his body stopped growing at a normal rate. Barcelona paid for his treatment after signing him.

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olympic gold medalist

He won an Olympic gold medal with the side of Argentinian football team in 2008.

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unicef ambassador

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barcelona's all time top scorer

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most goals and assists in el-classico

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most goals in a calendar year

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international debut

His International debut lasted only 47 seconds where he got a Red Card just after coming as a substitute on field.

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Spanish national team

He got an offer to play for Spain, but he denied as he sees himself as more of an Argentinian, despite spending many of his developmental years in Spain. 

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all time top scorer for argentina

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