20 defining moments in his career so far

At just 17 years, three months and 22 days old, Lionel Messi will make his official league debut for Barcelona, ​​coming on as a late-game substitute. against Espanyol. At the time, he became the club’s youngest player to represent the club in an official game, after joining La Masia’s famed academy in 2000 from Argentina’s Newell’s Old Boys at the age of 13.