It was on 16th October 2004 when he played for a few minutes at Montjuic in the Barcelona derby game against Espanyol. And from that day on, Messi has gone on to be arguably the Best player in history.
15 mind-blowing facts about Lionel Messi
What Messi has achieved with this Barcelona side has confirmed without any doubt the club’s place in history. Leo has been at the forefront of the extraordinary sporting project devised by Laporta and Txiki Begiristain.
Barcelona once more became one of football’s elite clubs with Rijkaard on the bench and Ronaldinho on the field. However, this success was only fleeting, showing signs of fading prematurely, something which only Messi could bring back again.
Messi: the greatest exponent of a style of play which was perfectly controlled by Guardiola, with an amazing team of players around him. With Guardiola’s style, Messi formed a formidable alliance with Xavi, Iniesta and Co. to produce a team regarded as the greatest ever
10 years on and King Leo continues to do his thing.