To think this was where it all started for the Argentine.
This picture here is of a 13 y.o. Lionel Messi's first professional contract; on a paper napkin. Carles Rexach, Barcelona's manager, didn't have any paper nearby, but his urgency to sign Messi made him write the contract on a napkin lying around him.
[14 Dec, 2000; Barcelona] #7 pic.twitter.com/vyhcTOiwbC
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