26 Things You Didn't Know About Lionel Messi

He has two cousins who also play professionally.

Clearly, footballing talent runs in the Messi gene pool. Lionel's cousins Emanuel and Maxi Biancucchi both play for solid clubs in South America, although neither had made the leap to a premier club or senior national team. We guess it's safe to say Lionel's spot atop the family football throne is safe for the foreseeable future.

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