Written by sports guru- Wallace Muya:
It was the 1986 World Cup final that Argentina’s finest Diego Armando Maradona came to the limelight as South American football finest. It took a long time before their motherland would give us another one to conquer the world until Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi emerged.
The player has been referred to as ‘the best player of all times ‘ was born on 24th June 1987 and was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency at a tender age. To his surprise the Spanish club Barcelona had identified him and agreed to treat the talented young man.
Major superstars have at their younger age been diagnosed with life threatening medical conditions. The such include Cristiano Ronaldo, Nwankwo Kanu the Nigerian sensational player and many others. The calamities that befalls them at such innocent ages propels them to greatness later in their life with unweavering successful futures that amaze the world.
He made his debut in October 2004 for the Spanish giant Barcelona. Despite being injury-prone player during his early career, he established himself as an integral player for the club Barca and within the next three years, he amazed the world finishing 2007 as a finalist for both the Ballon d’Or and FIFA World player of the year.
Three successful seasons followed, with Messi winning three consecutive FIFA Ballons d’Or, including an unprecedented world player of the year making him win the trophies in record years consecutively.
Lionel Messi handed jail term in Spain for tax fraud:
They say for one to rise to the top, one faces lots of hinderances. It has been no exception for world player of all times.
Him and his father Jorge Messi were sentenced to a 21 months jail term for defrauding Spain 🇪🇸 $3.5 million between 2007 and 2009. However they were both lucky as under the Spanish laws jail terms under 2 years can be served out of jail under probation. That’s Lionel Messi for the world.