Lionel Messi Quotes : 35 Wise Quotes From Greatest Footballer

Lionel Messi Quotes

Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional football player. Lionel Messi has been considered by many as greatest football player of all time. He is the only football player who won 5 times prestigious FIFA Ballons d’Or award. He plays for FC Barcelona club and as a captain in Argentina National Team. Lionel Messi has scored more than 500 goals in his career for both FC Barcelona and country.

Lionel Messi born and brought up in Argentina. In his childhood he was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency and his family couldn’t afford medical treatment. But all these difficulties could not stop Messi’s passion, skills and hard work towards football. FC Barcelona saw real potential in Lionel Messi and offered to pay for his treatment and have family moved to Spain. Apart from great player, he is really good human being, he started “Leo Messi Foundation” which provides children best education facilities and health care.

He is the second richest football player with earnings around $190 Million. Lionel Messi has been an inspiration to all of us and sets an example that anyone can become legend with sheer dedication and hard work. After all, it does not matter where you come from, what matters is what you do and how well do it. You can find how a boy from Argentina became legend in this book : “Messi – 2013 Edition: The Inside Story of the Boy Who Became a Legend. Meanwhile i have collected some of best Lionel Messi quotes to inspire you.

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List of Lionel Messi Quotes : 35 Wise Quotes From Greatest Footballer

1. “I don’t need the best hairstyle or the best body. Just give me a ball at my feet and I’ll show you what I can do”

~Lionel Messi

2. “I think my desire to always get better, to always want more, to always be my top critic and accepting the good and the bad”

~Lionel Messi

3. “The best decisions aren’t made with your mind, but with your instincts”

~Lionel Messi

4. “I made sacrifices by leaving Argentina, leaving my family to start a new life. I changed my friends, my people. Everything. But everything I did, I did for football, to achieve my dream”

~Lionel Messi

5. “In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigor and precision”

~Lionel Messi

6. “There is no doubt. Its certain that i will be 100%”

~Lionel Messi

7. “I start early and I stay late, day after day, year after year, it took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success”

~Lionel Messi

8. “Every year I try to grow as a player and not get stuck in a rut. I try to improve my game in every way possible. But that trait is not something I’ve worked on, it’s part of me”

~Lionel Messi

9. “I always want more.Whether it’s a goal,

     Or winning a game, I’m never satisfied”

~Lionel Messi

10. “Sometimes you have to accept you can’t win all the time”

~Lionel Messi

11. “Every time I start a year, I start with the objective of trying to achieve everything, without comparing it to how I’ve done in other seasons”

~Lionel Messi

12. “To be honest, I never realized it. I never really thought that I was going to be really good or not. I just wanted to make my dream come true”

~Lionel Messi

13. “The truth is my idea has been to always stay at Barcelona and see out the rest of my career here. Like I always say, one doesn’t know what can happen in the future, but if it were up to me to decide, I would stay at Barcelona for the rest of my career”

~Lionel Messi

14. “I try to use pressure to help me in every game. Pressure helps me do things to the best of my ability. I like it. I don’t feel pressure; quite the contrary, because I always enjoy what I’m doing and that’s playing football”

~Lionel Messi

15. “ I have many years to get better and better, and that has to be my ambition. The day you think there is no improvements to be made, is a sad one for any player”

~Lionel Messi

16. “I prefer to win titles with the team ahead of individual awards or scoring more goals than anyone else. I’m more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world. When all this is over, what are you left with ? When I retire, I hope I am remembered for being a decent guy”

~Lionel Messi

17. “What I do is play soccer, which is what I like”

~Lionel Messi

18. “The only thing that matters is playing. I have enjoyed it since I was a little boy, and I still try to do that every time I go out onto a pitch. I always say that when I no longer enjoy it or it’s no longer fun to do it, then I won’t do it anymore. I do it because I love it and that’s all I care about”

~Lionel Messi

19. “I go out and do the best I can in each game, and I don’t think about the fouls other players will commit or whether I might be injured. It only does you harm to worry about those things”

~Lionel Messi

20. “Something deep in my character allows me to take the hits and get on with trying to win”

~Lionel Messi

21. “Whether it’s a friendly match, or for points, or a final, or any game:I play the same. I’m always trying to be my best, first for my team, for myself, for the fans, and to try and win”

~Lionel Messi

22. “If football has taught me anything it is that you can overcome anything if and only if you love something enough”

~Lionel Messi

23. “I am competitive and I feel bad when we lose. You can see it in me when we’ve lost. I’m in a bad way. I don’t like to talk to anyone”

~Lionel Messi

24. “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it”

~Lionel Messi

25. “When the year starts the objective is to win it all with the team, personal records are secondary”

~Lionel Messi

26. “My ambition is to always get better and better”

~Lionel Messi

27. “Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn’t thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I’m just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn’t paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing”

~Lionel Messi

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Last thing to my readers, I would like to know in comments, Which of the  above Lionel Messi quotes you like the most ?

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Neeraj Kaple

Neeraj Kaple is a software engineer based in Mumbai. He writes articles which motivates/inspire people to achieve their goals. He also writes about software's, blogging tools, internet marketing and how-to guides on his another Blog Techmazic.com.

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