The whole world know his name, so he need no introduction. In the early years of his career in football, the 10-year-old suffered from a growth hormone deficiency and battled with homesickness in Spain.
But in 2002 he enrolled in Barcelona’s world famous La Masia academy and it wasn’t long before he was taking the world by storm.
The above video, which was recently posted online by Barcelona in celebration of one of the best players they ever produced, shows the youngster’s early days at the club.
And the compilation clip really does put into perspective just how good Messi was in comparison to the other youth prospects his age.
Showcasing incredible natural ability, which has only improved with age, the tenacious youngster is seen dribbling past players with ease.
Enjoy watching the video :