Young Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi as you've never seen him before... Barcelona release unseen footage of world's best player during his rise through the ranks at La Masia:

Lionel Messi joined Barcelona in 2001 from Newell's Old Boys and rose through the youth ranks at La Masia;
A new video has been shared by Barcelona, with unseen footage of young Messi impressing as a youngster;
The short clip shows him beating opponents, chipping the ball over goalkeepers and scoring free-kicks;
Messi has already scored 23 goals for Barcelona this season as they attempt to chase down Real Madrid.


Lionel Messi's incredible footballing ability is no secret... arguably, he is the best player ever to have graced the pitch.
Now though, a new video has emerged with never-before-seen footage of the Barcelona boy, as the club dig deep into the archives at Christmas.
Containing clips from Messi's meteoric rise through the ranks at the Nou Camp, the two-and-a-half minute compilation shows off stunning goals and ridiculous pieces of skills from the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

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