- Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi has won seven Ballon d'Or awards so far in his career as footballer
- A footage has however showed that the Argentine footballer started tormenting opponents on the pitch when he was 8
- Lionel Messi last season moved to Paris Saint-Germain and was able to win the Ligue 1 title in his debut term
Awesome football of Lionel Messi mesmerizing opponents at the age of 8 while playing youth game for Newell's Old Boys has surfaced on the internet.
The video clearly shows that the Argentina footballer has been tormenting defenders since he was young going by his skills as an 8-year-old boy.
Messi, who turned 35 on Friday, 24 June, is arguably the greatest footballer in history, having won the Ballon d'Or a record seven times.
The Paris Saint-Germain star has scored an otherworldly 769 goals in 974 games in club football, the vast majority of which came during his unforgettable 17-year spell with Barcelona.
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Where did Lionel Messi start his football career?
Lionel Messi actually started his football career at local side Grandoli before going on to join Newell's Old Boys where he was filmed bamboozling the opposition at the age of just eight according to the video on reddit.
Lionel Messi made his name at Barcelona where he won all the titles in club football before making a mega move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
PSG fans counted on Lionel Messi and other big players last season to win the Champions League, but they were unable to do so.
UEFA celebrates Lionel Messi’s outstanding records as Paris Saint Germain star turns 35
Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how European football governing body, UEFA joined the rest of the world in celebrating the outstanding achievements of Lionel Messi as the Argentine turns 35 today, June 24, 2022.
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Messi has a list of records that most footballers will only dream of winning in their careers which is why the Paris Saint-German forward is considered one of the great footballers of all time.
The European body UEFA on its website paid glowing tribute to the former Barcelona star by listing out his massive records which include winning the Ballon d’Or award on seven different occasions.