Messi: I will never forget Barcelona debut
The playmaker has already been crowned the best player in the world on a record-breaking four occasion in the past, however, for the first time in ages there is actually now some doubt as to whether Messi will win the prestigious individual award again when the winner is announced in January. The likes of Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Bayern Munich wide man Franck Ribery agen judi bola terpercaya Paris Saint-German front manZlatan Ibrahimovic are all reportedly ahead of bursa taruhan bola the Argentina international in the race for the Ballon dOr at present, with voting set to close on Friday. Video: Lionel Messi hits the basketball court agen judi bola terpercaya sinks a basket with his head However Messis brother, Matias, has now taken it upon himself to promote the achievements of his 26-year-old sibling by tweeting a picture of Leo at home in Barcelona with all of the individual trophies the forward has won during the past four years. And as if to empasise his point, Matias Messi then also tweeted another picture comparing just how many team honours Messi has collected in that four-year period alongside a picture of his great rival from the Santiago Bernabeu with the silverware the Portuguese has won in that time.
Lionel Messi marks 10th anniversary since Barcelona debut
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