Barcelona TV has released never before seen footage of a 15 year old Lionel Messi, arguably the world’s best football player in modern times.
These clips come from the 2002/03 season, where he played for Barcelona’s Under-16 squad under head coach Alex Garcia.
The following campaign, Messi played in four different categories, ranging from the Under-17 team to Barcelona B who played in the Spanish Second Division.
Despite his age, coaches at Barcelona say that was already showing enormous potential and talent.
In honour of his role in Barcelona’s treble winning team this season and his recent 28th birthday, here is a compilation of his skills and goals throughout 2015.
It was business as usual for the Argentinian as Lionel Messi scored 56 goals in 56 games in the campaign.
Stats via fcbarcelona.com