26 Things You Didn't Know About Lionel Messi

He, not Diego Maradona, was the first Argentinian ever to be named FIFA World Player of the Year.

This one is more of a technicality than an indictment of Maradona. The award was created in 1991, at which point Maradona had begun his downward spiral after the absurd highs of his transcendent 1986 World Cup performance.

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