Messi

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Birth

June 24, 1987

He was born in Rosario Argentina with the full name "Luis Lionel Andres Messi".

Starts playing soccer

1992

At age 5 he join a local soccer club called "Grandoli", coached by his father Jeorge.

First contract

1998

The sporting director of fc Barcelona, Carles Rexach, offer messi a contract on a paper napkin (the only paper he had) right after a trial was held with messi and the team. The contract stated that fc Barcelona would pay for messi's medical bills which are $900 a month, if he moved to Spain. They excepted and messi and his father moved to Spain.

Diagnosed

1998

Messi was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency, which limits how much his bones, muscles and cant have as much stamina.

Barcelona juinor club play

2000 - 2003

Messi played for the Barcelona's junior infantile and cadete A & B teams. He scored 37 goals in 30 games for the cadete A team.

Offical debute

November 16 2003

This is messi's big debute in which at age 16 he played for the fist fc Barcelona team in a friendly match against Porto.

C team debute

November 29 2003

This is his first debute, and it is for the fc Barcelona c team.

B team debute

march 6 2004

This is messi's first debute for the fc Barcelona b team.

Youngest player awards

October 16 2004

Messi became the third youngest player ever to play for barcelona after his start in the RCD Espanyol v. Barcelona game. He is also club player to ever play in la liga. (to that day)

2005-06 season

2005 - 2006

Messi has 17 appearances and netted 6 goals, but his season was ended early by a muscle tear in his right calf in a game against Chelsea.

First club goal

may 1 2005

Messi score's his first goal for Barcelona against Albacete Balompie. At age 17 becoming the youngest player to ever score in a la liga game for Barcelona.

2006-07 season

2006 - 2007

Messi plays in 26 matches scoring 14 goals.

Injury

November 12 2006

In the game against Real Zaragoza messi suffered from a broken metatarsal rolling him out for three months.

2007-08 season

2007 - 2008

Messi played in his 100th official match during this season. He ended the season with 16 goals and 13 assists.

2008-09 season

2008 - 2009

Messi inherits the number 10. He finished the season with 38 and 18 assists.

2009-10 season

2009 - 2010

He makes a new contract with Barcelona till 2012 making 250 million total. He wins his first best player of the year and scores a total of 47 goals and 11 assists.

2010-11 season

2010 - 2011

Messi wins his second player of the year award beating two of his barca teammates. He ended the season with 53 goals and 24 assists.

2011-12 season

2011 - 2012

He became the second highest goal scorer ever, with 194 goals. He finishes the season with 73 goals and 29 assists.