Messi’s Early Years At Barcelona

It was his 18th birthday on the 24th June 2005 and Messi had just signed his first senior contract with Barcelona, keeping him at the club until 2010. He had a buyout clause of €150 million.  On the 24th August, two months later after signing the contract, came his breakthrough in the Joan Gamper trophy. This was Barcelona’s preseason.

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