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Messi’s life without number 10: 15th, 18th, 19th, and now 30th again


We are used to associating Lionel Messi with number 10 – both in the club and in the national team. But at PSG a new life begins for the Argentine. Leo took the 30th, although Neymar offered him a “ten”.

By the way, it is not the first time that she has shown such respect for legends. “Robinho has always been my idol, so in Santos I started playing under number 7, which belonged to him,” the Brazilian said. – When Robinho returned to the club, it was necessary to show respect and return this number to him. I took the 11th, which was my second favorite. When Luis Felipe Scolari was distributing numbers for the Brazilian national team before the 2013 Confederations Cup, he told him that I liked 7th and 11th. However, Dani Alves then looked at me and said: “On the field you are the top ten, you must take the 10th number.”

This time, no one took the number from Neymar. Messi decided to return to where he started. From 2004 to 2006, he played at Barça under these numbers.

In Paris, Messi took the goalkeeper’s number. It is interesting that back in 2004 everything was exactly the same. The Argentine was then given the 30th number, which was worn by the reserve goalkeeper Ruben Martinez before him.Tarot video tutorials for beginners!Complete, detailed study of Tarot from the Russian Tarot School. Secrets of the Tarot.

For two seasons, Lionel took a confident place at the base, so he spent the time from 2006 to 2008 already under the 19th, which was released after the departure of left-back Fernando Navarro. Perhaps the Argentine was attracted by the fact that he was 19 at the time. Either he liked that Patrick Kluivert started at 19 in Barça.

Ronaldinho was in the top ten then. But after his departure in 2008, the iconic number passed to Leo. “When Messi ends his career, Barcelona should withdraw number 10 so that no one else touches him,” the Brazilian said in 2018.

In the national team, the chronology is about the same. From 2004 to 2007, Leo alternated numbers 18 and 19. 

At the 2006 World Cup, the Argentine played under 19th. 

 In 2008, Messi scored under 18

And he won the Olympics in Beijing and did just under 15. 

Since 2008, Leo took the top ten in the national team as well.

There, nothing threatens his usual number until he leaves the national team.

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