Lionel Messi Youth Highlights: Where It All Began
The road to becoming perhaps the greatest player in the world had to start somewhere.
For Lionel Messi, that road began in 1995 at the age of 8 when he first suited up for Newell Old Boys, a team within his home city of Rosario in Argentina.
After playing there for five years, the legendary superstar made his way to FC Barcelona, and the rest, as they say, is history. Since 2000, Messi has delivered spectacular performances on a regular basis and has continued to get better and better as the years have progressed.
The sport as we know it today has been around for hundreds and hundreds of years, but never has there been a player quite like Messi. Despite his small stature at only 5-foot-7, Messi has wowed fans with marvelous dribbling and scoring skills.
In watching the video below, you can see that Messi's greatness was there early on.
Will we ever see another player like him? While your quick answer may be no, remember that while Messi does have a natural feel for the game, his stardom is a result of many hours of hard work and dedication.
The next Messi is out there somewhere right now waiting to for his turn. The question is, who will it be?