10 shocking facts you didnít know about Messi3.3k views
Lionel Messi is one of the best football players in the world and the FC Barcelona right wing player is liked by the media. Messi is a likable player and is most liked for his playing style and shy looks, but there are some shocking facts about this football player that you didn’t know about. We made a list for you to learn!
1 Growth Hormone Deficiency
At the age of 11, Messi was diagnosed with a rare growth hormone deficiency. The costs for his treatment were around $900 a month and local team ‘River Plate’ didn’t want to pay for this expenses even after they saw how good Messi was. The sporting director of FC Barcelona, Carles Rexach, was made aware of Messi’s talent and Messi could come over for a trial with the team. After that, Barcelona offered to pay for Messi’s medical bills on the condition that he moved to Spain.