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Messi's rise with Barcelona started on a napkin

Messi's rise with Barcelona started on a napkin

Lionel Messi's remarkable career with Barcelona began on a napkin.
It happened more than a decade ago, when the 13-year-old Messi, then just a scrawny little kid with plenty of talent, was hoping to earn a contract with Barcelona.
Horacio Gaggioli, who helped broker the deal, told The Associated Press it was a "napkin that myself and many colleagues believe has changed the history of Barcelona."
The small napkin reads: "In Barcelona, on the 14th of December of 2000 and in the presence of Josep Minguella and Horacio (Gaggioli), Carles Rexach, F.C.B technical secretary, it commits under his responsibility and despite some views against it to sign the player Lionel Messi, as long we stick to the amounts agreed upon."


Updated : 2021-05-17 09:50 GMT+08:00