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Footage Of Lionel Messi Playing Football As A Child Stuns Fans, He Was Born For Greatness

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Footage Of Lionel Messi Playing Football As A Child Stuns Fans, He Was Born For Greatness

Lionel Messi has been making a fool of the opposition for a long time and footage of him playing football as a child shows it was happening long before he burst onto the scene.

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Messi is in the conversation for the greatest footballer of all time and to some, there is no doubt that he is number one.

At 34-years-old, the Paris Saint-Germain star might be closer to the end of his career than the beginning but he's still one of the world's best.

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It looks like he'll be given his seventh Ballon d'Or on Monday night, so it seems as good a time as any to look at his past.

We're not talking about his Barcelona years though. We're talking 27 years ago!

Footage of Messi destroying the opposition at around seven-years-old has gone viral and it shows just how good he's always been.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA
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One Twitter user summed it up perfectly, saying, "Messi at 7 years old would probably have made 17 year old me look like a mug on the football pitch."

Another added, "I can assure you that this is not ordinary. This is some alien shit. Trust me."

A third opined, "Messi was born to be the Greatest!! He was born to redefine greatness in football!!"

One tweeter joked that the six-time Ballon d'Or winner had been pulling off his skills since before his birth, posting, "How someone possess this much talent will always baffle me, mf was doing drills in the womb."

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And one other certainly hit the nail on the head, saying, "This is one of the most unbelievable things I think I have ever seen, how can a child be that good."

Plenty of other commenters were transfixed on the young Messi's touch around the 11 second mark, as he brought the ball down in a manner befitting a professional footballer.

No one in the Ballon d'Or era has won more of the awards. Image: PA Images
No one in the Ballon d'Or era has won more of the awards. Image: PA Images

Whilst some would regard the Argentina forward as the greatest player on earth, Marko Arnautovic claimed Messi was from a different planet during Euro 2020.

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A savage on the pitch since he was a kid, but he stays grounded enough to stick to his promises, what a player!

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Football, Lionel Messi

Ryan Sidle
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