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Who’s Lionel Messi by the way? Look who’s asking? Hehehe… I am talking to those who stumble upon this blog who only knew about basketball and boxing. He is not a boxer dude. He is a footballer. Not just any footballer but he is number 1.
Alright, there you go, according to Wikipedia “ Lionel Messi is a 25 year old footballer born 24 June 1987 he is an Argentine footballer who plays for La Liga club FC Barcelona and is the current captain of the Argentina national team, playing mainly as a forward”.
“By the age of 21, Messi had received Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations. The following year in 2009 he won both the Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year, and won the inaugural FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2010 and 2011.”
“He also won the 2010–11 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. Messi is the fourth football player to win three Ballons d’Or, after Johan Cruyff, Michel Platini and Marco van Basten and the second player to win three consecutive Ballons d’Or, after Michel Platini.”
“His playing style and small stature have drawn comparisons to Diego Maradona, who himself declared Messi as his “successor”.”
Now we know how great Messi is when we talk soccer (don’t even compare him to Younghusband’s because this is another level bro.)
Now let us know, what is a hat trick that this guy did last game against Brazil.
Hat trick again according to Wikipedia, “A hat-trick or hat trick in sport is the achievement of a positive feat three times during a game, or other achievements based on threes. The term was first used in 1858 in cricket to describe HH Stephenson’s feat of taking three wickets in three balls. A collection was held for Stephenson, and he was presented with a hat bought with the proceeds. The term was used in print for the first time in 1878.”
“The term was eventually adopted by many other sports including association football, water polo, and team handball, but did not become popular in North America until the mid-1940s in the National Hockey League.”
Now? What? Is it easy to have a hat trick? Whaaaaaaaaaa…. That is why it is called feat. In one game alone out of 22 players inside the football field after a long game sometimes tied to 0-0. Yes as in double zero! That is why only exceptional baller can do it.
Now you know he is, want to know more about him? Let us start getting to know now about soccer for the FIFA World is drawing near in 2014. For sure the name Messi will keep buzzing in your ears.
Ill try also to post more often about football in the coming months.