7 Things you didn’t know about Lionel Messi

7- At age 13, Messi joined Barcelona’s youth academy after being spotted by their scout while playing in an amateur match against Barcelona’s youth academy team on July 11, 2000, at age 13 years and 264 days old which made him eligible to play for Barcelona B team which he did until 2003 when he was promoted to the first-team squad by then-manager Frank Rijkaard.

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