Trivia about Lionel Messi

Mar 20, 2013, 00:13 IST | Special Features

Here's some unusual and less-known facts about the Argentine footballer...

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:

Lionel Messi

> 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. 

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