26 Things You Didn't Know About Lionel Messi

Barcelona was so impressed with Messi's footskills that they offered to pay his medical bills and move the family to Spain just to sign him when he was 13.

Most boys who are 13 just hope their inherent awkwardness allows them simply to play soccer without hurting themselves. Messi was obviously not your average teenager; he had barely hit puberty and he was already on his way to play for one of the most powerful clubs in the world. Not bad for someone who probably hadn't even taken algebra.

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