Leo Messi in 2001

It wasMarch 7th, but in 2001, when the Barça history of Leo Messi began. Messi played his first game for Barça 12 years ago today. The Argentine, who got his license from the Catalan Football Federation on March 6th, played his first game with the boys’ teammanaged by Xavi Llorens just a day later.

Leo, who wore the number 9 shirt, contributed with a goal to Barça’s victory against Amposta.

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