A stat sheet recovered in Argentina revealed that Lionel Messi was a goal machine from a young age.
Messi started his career with his childhood club Newell’s Old Boys in Rosario before moving to FC Barcelona’s famous La Masia academy at the age of 14 and we all know his first contract was written and signed on a napkin.
And now Miguel Martínez, former Rosario Football Association press secretary, has decided to give fans a taste of Messi’s footballing talent in his youth and has revealed the numbers Messi produced at that age.
Accessing a whole body of archival material as part of his research, Martinez discovered that Messi had scored an outrageous 234 goals in 176 games between the years 1994 and 1999, according to Ole.
In his first year at Newell’s Old Boys, Messi was six and already unplayable. He has scored 40 goals in 29 games. Messi has continued to score more goals than the number of games he has played and his most impressive campaign in his final year as he posted an insane total of 55 goals in 29 appearances.
And to date, Messi has 703 official goals in 867 games for club and country, while also having 298 assists and six Ballon d’Ors, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest footballers to ever have. played the beautiful game.
Speaking of a potential return for Messi, Old Boys boss Cristian D’Amico told TNT Sports: “I don’t know if it’s impossible. It’s a decision made exclusively by him and his family. We need to have the best possible context to help make a decision. [Diego] Maradona came to Newell’s, no one thought he would come either. I hope to do something similar with Leo. “