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Lionel Messi Is Actually A Word In The Spanish Dictionary

Lionel Messi Is Actually A Word In The Spanish Dictionary

Lionel Messi, one of the greatest footballers of all time, has his very own adjective in the Spanish dictionairy.

Since bursting onto the scene in 2003, La Pulga has enjoyed a trophy-laden career, picking up five Ballon d'Or's, four Champions League's and ten La Liga title's.

Breaking countless records including most goals in La Liga [444], most hat-tricks in the Champions League [8] and most goals scored in a calendar year [91], the 33-year-old is showing no signs of slowing down.

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In fact, some might say the 704-goal machine is in a league of his own -- step forward the person who is in charge of the Spanish dictionary,

The word "inmessionante" was dedicated to Messi back in 2013. So, what does it mean?

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1.) The perfect way to play football, an unlimited ability to self-improve.

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2.) Describes the best player of all time.

Image: Spanish Dictionary
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The debate as to whether Messi is the greatest of all time will bubble on forever.

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But according to SPORTbible's audience, the Barcelona and Argentina forward is in fact the GOAT, beating the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Pele and Diego Maradona to the prestigious title.

In a four way Twitter poll, a massive 26,104 people voted for their winner, with five-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi coming out on top with 44% of the vote.

Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo was a close second, receiving 36% of the vote, while Pele and Diego Maradona came in third and fourth with 15% and 5% of the vote respectively.

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So, what does Messi think of the GOAT debate? The gifted forward from Rosario came up with the most humble response when asked about his legacy.

"In the end, everyone will remember and think of you what they want - and they're free to do so,"

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Topics: Football News, Football, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Argentina, La Liga

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.