Lionel Messi extended his Spanish league scoring record to 18 straight games with a brace in Barcelona’s 3-1 win over visiting Rayo Vallecano recently. CS presents some trivia on the Argentine footballer:
> At the age of 11, Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency.
> He is the only soccer player to have won the Ballon d’Or four times consecutive: 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
> Upon Ronaldinho’s departure from the club, Messi got his number 10 jersey.