In pictures: Lionel Messi, the early years

Ollie Irish

1st, December 2009


On the day that Lionel Messi was announced as the runaway winner of the 2009 Ballon d’Or, enjoy our Messi gallery, featuring some rare pics of him as a wee bairn:


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Messi aged one year old, wearing what appears to be a little girl's blouse. No wonder he spat out his dummy.