Lionel Messi has been the banner of Barcelona for the last 15 years, an outstanding player who has won everything by sheathing the Blaugrana house and who is undoubtedly one of the best of all time.
On October 16, 2004, Lionel Messi made his debut with Barcelona, 16 years have passed since that magical moment where nobody thought that the Argentine would write part of the history of the Blaugrana with gold letters.
Why does Barcelona remember Messi’s debut with a tribute?
To celebrate this moment, Barcelona decided to pay tribute to debut from Lionel Messi on social media, where it shows part of the best moments of the “Pulga” with the institution.
“On October 16, 2004, Leo Messi played his first official game with the Barça shirt. In minute 82 of the seventh day of the league, he made his debut against Espanyol at 17 years, 3 months and 22 days and with the number 30 on his back ”, explains the video.
“The Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium was a testimony to the first steps of the Argentine in his professional career. A game that changed the life of the player and the history of Barça ”, he adds.
– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) October 16, 2020
Frank Rijkaard trusted the ‘Flea’ when he debuted it
Let us remember that at that time the manager of Barcelona was Frank Rijkaard, the manager trusted the “Flea” to enter the game as a change and from there, the rest is history.
Now, Messi is 33 years old, he has won everything with Barcelona and it is a history of world football.