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5 reasons why Lionel Messi is the most famous footballer on the planet

  • Lionel Messi is the face of football and here are 5 reasons why.
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 11:20 IST

#3 Has a humble exterior

BARCELONA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 28:  Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona kisses his son Thiago ahead of the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Camp Nou on November 28, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Isn’t that lovely?!

One of the reasons why the Argentine is so loved is because of his apparent humility. You won’t see him go on a rant and claim that “I am rich, handsome and a great player,” or “maybe I am too good, I don’t know,” even when he is booed by the fans or tackled incessantly by the defenders.

In fact, the Argentine is so soft-spoken that he can barely be heard even when he is speaking through the mic. The only place he isn’t shy and reveals himself completely is on the football pitch, where he does the talking with his feet.

Apart from that, however, the former Newell’s kid is basically like an Indian bride of the 90s on the first night after her wedding. What Messi is behind closed doors is anyone’s guess, but in front of the camera, he shows that he has a personality that oozes humility like the Niagara Fall oozes water.

This, in turn, makes him a point of reference for the fans to follow – boosting his fame even more in the process.

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Published 07 Jul 2017, 15:47 IST
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