Once Lionel Messi fought with his cousins for sake of his grandma’s company

Lionel Messi had the dream season by winning the Ligue-1 title with the French giants PSG and his most awaited silverware, the World Cup. The Argentine helped his team to achieve global glory in the majestic deserts of Qatar.

lately, the Albiceleste’s captain shook the footballing world by joining David Beckham’s Inter Miami. Most fans believed that it was only right for Messi to retire at the club which made him great, FC Barcelona. But Leo Messi had something else on his mind. There are always a lot of pillars behind one’s success and today let us look at the most prominent figures behind the Argentine’s success.

Messi once revealed how he fought to stay with his grandma

Lionel Messi is one of the best players to ever play the game. The former Barcelona number 10 has won everything that the game has to offer. The Argentine maestro finished the season with 16 goals and 16 assists in the Ligue-1. Leo Messi has always been a family man and this was confirmed after he gave the reasons behind his “Pointing Skywards” celebration.

Leo Messi has mentioned several times over the years about the influence of his grandmother on his career. Unfortunately, she passed away in 1998 but it is evident that she played a huge part in the making of arguably the best player of all time. Talking about his grandmother, Leo Messi said “ I think about her a lot, I would have loved that she was here in the stadium, watching me, enjoying it. She gave us everything, myself and my cousins would fight to sleep in her house, she cared for all of us. I can’t say something in particular, it was everything about her, her character, how she treated us, how she loved us.

Messi dedicates all his goals to her

Lionel Messi has provided the footballing world with some of the most memorable moments. In his career, the Argentine has played over 900 matches while scoring over 800 senior goals which includes the record for the most number of goals for a single club.  

Lionel Messi

Leo Messi’s most famous celebration is when the Argentine points towards the sky in dedication towards his late grandmother Celia Olivera Cuccittini. Showing affection towards his grandmother, Messi said “I dedicate my goals and my triumphs to her, I want her to be here but she left us before she could see me succeed. I would have brought her to Barcelona.


Lionel Messi has millions of fans worldwide who admire the magic that the little magic man creates with the ball. Several reports suggest the debut of the Argentine for Inter Miami is around the corner. After celebrating his 36th birthday last week, Leo Messi is set for his new chapter on American soil.


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