Lionel Messi s career has been a stellar ascent, and shows no signs as yet of slowing down Born in Rosario in Argentina in 1987, he began playing football at a very young age, and it wasn t long before his skill and potential was noticed in Europe by Barcelona He debuted in the 2004 5 season, breaking FC Barcelona s team record for youngest footballer to score a league gLionel Messi s career has been a stellar ascent, and shows no signs as yet of slowing down Born in Rosario in Argentina in 1987, he began playing football at a very young age, and it wasn t long before his skill and potential was noticed in Europe by Barcelona He debuted in the 2004 5 season, breaking FC Barcelona s team record for youngest footballer to score a league goal, and being part of the outstanding team that won La Liga that year His breakthrough season was 2006 7, when he became a first team regular, and in 2008 9 he scored 38 goals to play an integral part in the team s triple winning success He surpassed this achievement in 2009 10 with 47 goals in all competitions, and again in 2010 11 with 53 goals.Since Pep Guardiola took over as manager of Barcelona in 2008, Messi has become Barcelona s all time top scorer in all official club competitions at the age of 25 He scored an astonishing 91 goals in the calendar year 2012 alone He won the FIFA World Player of the Year Award in 2009, and won the inaugural FIFA BALLON D OR in 2010 and again in 2011 and 2012 He has also excelled on the international stage, playing for his national team The diminutive Argentinian plays with a smile on his face at the most successful club in European football He has even been praised by Maradona as his successor He is undoubtedly one of the greatest players of all time, possibly even the greatest Guillem Balague s perceptive and compelling book goes to the heart of the mystery and genius that is Messi.
Messi Lionel Messi s career has been a stellar ascent and shows no signs as yet of slowing down Born in Rosario in Argentina in he began playing football at a very young age and it wasn t long befor
Rating 4.5 StarsHe s not even the reason why I started supporting Barcelona I admit, I only appreciated his talent a few years ago but I am certainly a huge Messi fan While I am already aware how his career started, how he landed at Barca and his relationship with Pep 3 of the things that were discussed I like how this book is very much into details from his humble beginnings at NOB to the records breaking star that he is now.
This book clearly shows us that the you practice something the much easier you get on it But for Messi, its another story Messi was 72% handicap in the age of 5 years old and also loved soccer So he went to a club that he played in and got better in every session he played in, so the coaches sent him to Spain to play rather than Argentina were he was born Messi went to Spain in excitement because he loved the catalan so much and he loved their team and champion, Diego Maradona, so much But what [...]
telling story,from a nobody to a somebody
Another essential read from Ballague Not only do you understand how Messi became the greatest footballer on earth but also about the social and economic background of his trajectory to success.
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There are many books written about Messi, but none describes the journey to become the best in the most popular sport in the world better than this biography.
The book I have decided to write about is called Messi by Guillem Balague This book was all around very fascinating and very descriptive about how he, Leonel Messi, became to be as successful as he is today.Being one of the richest and best football players in the world, Messi s success started when he first was spotted playing in a small city in Argentina where he was born in 1987 His talent showed quick and didn t take long for European coaches to notice Messi was scouted at the age of 5 by a [...]
Lionel Messi s career is a dream of many people You can live his career by reading the book Messi written by Guillem Balague Born in Rosario in Argentina in 1987, Messi began playing soccer when he was young, and it didn t take long that he get noticed by big teams such as Barcelona Messi first season with Fc Barcelona was in 2005 2005, He was also the youngest footballer to score a league goal and helping his team win the La Liga Messi became a titular player in the year of 2006 2007 One year a [...]
First of all, I can see how this book is a gem if you would like to learn as much as possible about Lionel Messi There is a seemingly endless amount of information here from details about his life and career to quotes from interviews, and descriptions of specific match moments that you re likely to be able to recall if you ve been following him on the pitch However, the best thing about this book for me is the fact that it gives some insights about Messi s behavior and reactions off the pitch ar [...]
Extensa massa i tot biografia de Messi, que abarca tota la traject ria del jugador com en d altres llibres de tem tica b sicament esportiva, resulta excessivament dens si el lector no s un amant del futbol o un seguidor del Bar a No obstant, en l an lisi de la personalitat del jugador i del seu entorn, destaca un esfor de l autor per entendre el tarann argent des del punt de vista hist ric i psicol gic, que s prou destacable M s enll d alguns detalls, el llibre s un article de prensa esportiva d [...]
I have been quote disappointed in this biography of Messi At a stage it felt that the book stopped becoming about Messi and about the Authors showcasing of his writing ability There were parts that dragged on and left me very bored.After reading the biographies of Nadal and Froome, I felt very disappointed in this book I am currently halfway and really considering putting it down but will see it through to the end.There is to Messi s life There must be As a reader I want to feel the thoughts [...]
an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team Often considered the best player in the world and rated by many in the sport as the greatest of all time, Messi is the only football player in history to win five FIFA Ballons d Or, four of which he won consecutively, and the first player to win three European Golden Shoes.
A fascinating book, I learnt a lot about the best player in the world but also about football itself Admittedly this is only half a story really we need to wait at least until Messi retires before we get that but very enjoyable nonetheless Very much a book for football fans who like to think and know how to read
the book was very interesting because I could relate to the book because of the common interest soccer the book shows all of his up and downs and the part that made me like the book was that he always overcame the opposition My favorite part of the book was that when he was going to debut for Fc Barcelona it was my favorite because that was the day he started changing the world of soccer.
this is a very good auto biography it tells you about his life before he got to play it tells you about when he was really young when he was 5 he would be playing for an under 8th team when he kept getting older he was getting better when he was 10 he played in a state team he was so good.
An interesting insight into the best player in the world Focused a bit too much on the psychological side of things for me I d have preferred to find out about the man Solid but no spectacular.
Demasiado extensa, se pierde en repetir la genialidad ya conocida de Messi Despu s de 100 p ginas de halagos, obtienes un poco de informaci n Contiene datos abundantes pero sin profundizar en nada Despu s de leerla, ahora me da tristeza pensar en Messi.
Very fractured unlike the Guardiola book and at times confusing.
Well written, but didn t add any new information to what s already well known about the legendary Leo.
Took me a lot longer than intended to actually finish it but it was a terrific read and tremendously insightful.
Over six hundred pages and a book about Leo but all the truly compelling and fascinating bits are about Pep.
Brilliant and interesting read into he life and struggles of messi making it to the bigtime.