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85+ Lionel Messi Quotes From The World-Famous Soccer Player

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Why Messi Quotes?

Lionel Andrés Messi, or Leo Messi, is a soccer player from Argentina who has won the Ballon d'Or seven times, the highest individual honor in soccer. Messi was the youngest official player and is the top-most goal scorer in Spanish La Liga. He also led the Argentina team to win the FIFA World Cup of 2022, making him one of the most decorated soccer players in history. He led Barcelona to La Liga and Champions League titles, helping him earn unprecedented awards. He left Barcelona in 2021 and plays for the Paris Saint-Germain Football Club (PSG) as of February 2023.

What Parents Need To Know

  • Lionel Messi is one of the best professional soccer players and has achieved a lot of success since he started playing professionally.
  • He plays as a forward for Paris Saint Germain and captains the Argentina national team.
  • He has broken several soccer records, including the top-most goals in La Liga. 

What To Discuss With Kids

  • Lionel Messi was born in Argentina but left at age 15 to pursue a professional soccer career in Spain.
  • He won his first Ballon d'Or at the age of 22 and went on to win it three more times in a row.
  • He has constantly said that the secret to success is hard work, determination, and perseverance.
  • His full birth name is Luis Lionel Andres Messi, and he was born on June 24, 1987, in Rosario, Argentina.

Lionel Messi Inspirational Quotes

Shoot a soccer ball with his feet on the football field

1. "You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it."

2. "You can overcome anything if and only if you love something enough."

3. "If I wasn't paid to be a professional footballer, I would willingly play for nothing."

4. "The best decisions aren't made with your mind, but with your instinct."

5. "Money is not a motivating factor. My motivation comes from playing the game I love."

6. "When the year starts, the objective is to win with all the team, personal records are secondary."

7. "Being a bit famous now gives me the opportunity to help people who really need it, especially children."

8. "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."

9. "I have no intention of comparing myself with Maradona - I want to make my own history for something I have achieved."

10. "Barcelona gave me everything, they took a chance on me when nobody else would. I never have any desire to play for anybody else, I will be here for as long as they want me."

11. "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."

12. "My ambition is always to get better and better."

13. "Something deep in my character allows me to take the hits and get on with trying to win."

14. "I used to serve tea at a shop to support my football training."

15. "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."

16. "What I do is play football, which is what I like."

17. "Little by little, I'm getting better all the time. I've not lost the passion to play."

18. "I never think about the play or visualize anything. I do what comes to me at that moment. Instinct. It has always been that way."

19. "I'm always proudest whenever I've been part of a trophy-winning team. Lifting a title makes me feel so happy because it's what I want to do in football: be successful."

20. "This is why I didn't go out to parties and many other things. I am successful because I made sacrifices for success."

21. "At Barca, we trained every day with the ball."

22. "For my part, I try to do my bit to make people's lives more bearable, in particular children across the globe who are having problems."

23. "Barcelona is my life, they have brought me to where I am today, I could not leave, I don't want to leave. My heart stays with Barcelona."

24. "I am more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world."

25. "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 is a trait that accounts for my success."

26. "You can overcome anything, if and if only you love something enough."

27. "I will never go to trial against Barça because it is the club that I love, which has given me everything since I arrived here. It's the club of my life, I made my life here."

28. "A lion doesn't concern himself with the opinions of a sheep."

29. "You have got to love the game."

30. "You cannot allow your desire to be a winner to be diminished by achieving success before and I believe there is room for improvement in every sportsman."

31. "Give the opponents more than one reason to stare at your feet."

32. "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."

33. "On a personal note, I think it won't be until after I've retired that I'm fully aware of what I've done or what I've gone on to achieve in my career."

34. "Sometimes, you have to accept you can't win all the time."

35. "In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigor and precision."

36. "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."

37. "Many years ago when I first started my career Maradona told me "to enjoy and play as you know", and that's stayed with me ever since and is the best advice I've been given."

38. "I still have a lot of room for improvement. For example, I want to shoot equally well with both feet."

Lionel Messi Quotes About Life

39. "Nah, I've always had a great relationship with my two brothers, I have always had their support in my football and in everything. They've been very close to me and we have a great relationship."

40. "There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game."

41. "I am the happiest man alive and I am happy for myself, for my family and for my country."

42. "Being a dad changes everything for the better and I'm really enjoying it."

43. "I know how important it is to have a helping hand."

44. "My family was always present when I needed them and sometimes felt even stronger emotions than me."

45. "If I hadn't had support, I wouldn't have been able to fulfill my dreams."

46. "Before if I lost or did something wrong I didn't talk to anyone for three or four days until it passed. Now, I come home after a game, I see my son, and everything is alright. "

47. "I am a normal person. I have the same life as any human being. When I finish playing, doing my work, I have my family, my friends, and I live like any other person."

48. "Just to hear people saying and thinking that makes me very proud indeed. But I try not to think about it too much and just focus on enjoying everything that I have in this life."

49. "Motivation is not something I struggle with. I love playing football, I love being in training."

50. "One of the Arsenal players came up to me afterwards and said it had been an honor to be on the same pitch as me. I thought, My God, that is a great thing to say when your team has just lost."

51. "I always thought about carrying on training and working, chasing my dream."

52. "Goals are only important if they win games."

53. "I know how important it is to have a helping hand. In my childhood I had difficult times because of hormonal problems. If I hadn't had support, I wouldn't have been able to fulfill my dreams."

54. "I want to concentrate on winning things with Barcelona and Argentina. Then if people want to say nice things about me when I have retired, great. Right now, I need to concentrate on being part of a team – not just on me."

55. "I made sacrifices leaving Argentina, leaving my family to begin a new life. I changed my friends, my people. Everything. But everything I did, I did for soccer, to achieve my dream."

56. "I've never stopped being Argentine, and I've never wanted to. I feel very proud of being Argentine, even though I left there. I've been clear about this since I was very young, and I never wanted to change. Barcelona is my home because both the club and the people here have given me everything, but I won't stop being Argentine."

57. "From the age of three, I played every day-morning, afternoon and night."

58. "I'm lucky to be part of a team who help to make me look good, and they deserve as much of the credit for my success as I do for the hard work we have all put in on the training ground."

59. "I would pass onto any young player to enjoy your football, play your football as you want to play the game, try and enjoy it and make the most of it."

60. "My style of play has always been the same. I never tried to develop a specific style. From very young I just played this way."

61. "I never had any problems with my height. I was always the smallest kid, at school and in my teams."

62. "Before if I lost or did something wrong I didn't talk to anyone for three or four days until it passed. Now, I come home after a game, I see my son, and everything is alright."

63. "It seems like people want to blame me for everything. Whenever any issue arises, I'm said to have been involved even if I've had nothing to do with it. That's why I always focus on what I know, which is playing football, and try to be very careful with what I say because people always try and twist things."

64. "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."

65. "When I was a kid, my friends would call me to go out with them, but I would stay home because I had practice the next day."

66. "Without the help of my teammates I would be nothing. I wouldn't win titles, honors, nothing."

67. "I like to score goals but I also like to have friends among the people I have played with."

68. "I have fun like a child in the street. When the day comes when I'm not enjoying it, I will leave football."

Lionel Messi Quotes About Ronaldo

69. "There are a lot of athletes that I admire: LeBron, Nadal, Federer. There's Cristiano in football."

70. "Ronaldo was my hero. I loved watching players like Zidane, Ronaldinho, and Rivaldo, but Ronaldo was the best striker I've ever seen."

71. "It doesn't matter if I am better than Cristiano Ronaldo, all that matters is that Barcelona are better than Madrid."

72. "Although it was a bit difficult to see him win trophies, he gave La Liga prestige."

73. "Ronaldo is always there scoring goals in all the games... he is at his peak or a bit below it makes no difference."

74. "He's a phenomenal player who has many qualities that year after year he improves. He's one of the best."

Quotes About Lionel Messi

75. "I wear the number 10 Jersey for the US National Team in honor of the greatest athlete I have ever seen: Messi!" - Kobe Bryant

76. "Messi is a genius. He has everything. When I watch him, I see a player who is very, very, skillful, very clever and his left foot is like Diego Maradona's." - Franz Beckenbauer

77. "To compare Lionel Messi to anybody else is unfair on them." - Sid Lowe

78. "Is Messi a real player or a PlayStation character?" - Radamel Falcao

79. "Don't write about him, don't try to describe him, just watch him." – Pep Guardiola

80. "Messi has a divine gift." – Dani Alves

81. "Messi or Ronaldo best player in the world? In the world, I would say Ronaldo. Messi is from another planet." – Arda Turan

82. "I have seen the player who will inherit my place in Argentine football and his name is Messi. Messi is a genius." – Diego Maradona

83. "I like Messi a lot, he's a great player. Technically, we're practically at the same level." – Pele

84. "He does not really seem human to me." – Luis Enrique

85. "Although he may not be human, it's good that Messi still thinks he is." – Javier Mascherano

86. "In two minutes, I saw his speed, his skill, and decided we would sign him." – Carles Rexach

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