Best Lionel Messi Quotes, a complete collection

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In the following article, we will review the complete collection of Lionel Messi quotes, including his comments on life and football.

Lionel Messi

, a world-class footballer, is considered as one of the greatest football players in the 21st century.  Even if you are not a football fan, you have undoubtedly heard the name of the Argentine legend. The six Ballon d'Or winner has served his entire career in



The prolific goal scorer holds many records like most goals, most hat-tricks, and also most assists in La Liga. The Argentinian superstar, who is his country's all-time top scorers, has won ten La Liga titles, six Copa del Rey titles, Supercopa de Espana title on seven occasions, UEFA Champions League title for four times, three UEFA Super Cups, as well as three FIFA Club World Cups during his spells at Blaugrana.

As one of the most famous footballers in the world, he has won six European Golden Shoes, becoming a role model for many youngsters worldwide. In the following article, we will review a complete collection of

Lionel Messi quotes


A complete collection of Lionel Messi greatest quotes

Time to take a look at the complete collection of Lionel Messi quotes, including his most famous Inspirational quotes.

Famous Lionel Messi Quotes

From his comments on being famous to sacrificing in life, here are some of the

famous Lionel Messi quotes


On playing football:

“The only thing that matters is playing. I have enjoyed it since I was a little boy, and I still try to do that every time I go out on to a pitch. I always say that when I no longer enjoy it or it’s no longer fun to do it, then I won’t do it anymore. I do it because I love it and that’s all I care about.”

On being famous:

“Being a bit famous now gives me the opportunity to help people who really need it, especially children.”

On important issues of life:

“There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game.”

On making children happy:

"There's nothing more satisfying than seeing a happy and smiling child. I always help in any way I can, even if it's just by signing an autograph. A child's smile is worth more than all the money in the world."

On concentrating on winning:

"I want to concentrate on winning things with Barcelona and Argentina. Then if people want to say nice things about me when I have retired, great. Right now, I need to concentrate on being part of a team - not just on me."

On sacrificing in life to achieve the goal:

"I always thought I wanted to play professionally, and I always knew that to do that I'd have to make a lot of sacrifices. I made sacrifices by leaving Argentina, leaving my family to start a new life. I changed my friends, my people. Everything. But everything I did, I did for football, to achieve my dream."

On his love of football:

"I've always really just liked football, and I've always devoted a lot of time to it. When I was a kid, my friends would call me to go out with them, but I would stay home because I had practice the next day."

On his records:

"When I started playing football I never thought I would break any records. I can only thank all those who helped me over the years, my teammates, my family, my friends and all those who support me every day."

Lionel Messi Motivational Quotes

Undoubtedly, the player who has achieved the most football records can be a unique role model for young footballers. He is also considered as a role model off the pitch. Leo Messi Foundation, which supports access to health care and education for vulnerable children, is established by an Argentinian legend.

Therefore, it is not surprising that many young people want to follow his behavior and words. Here are some of

Lionel Messi motivational quotes


On his motivation:

"Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn't thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I'm just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn't paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing."

On always trying to give his best


"Whether it's a friendly match, or for points, or a final, or any game - I play the same. I'm always trying to be my best, first for my team, for myself, for the fans, and to try and win."

On helping vulnerable children


"For my part, I try to do my bit to make people's lives more bearable, in particular children across the globe who are having problems."

On always looking for improvement:

"You cannot allow your desire to be a winner to be diminished by achieving success before and I believe there is room for improvement in every sportsman."

Lionel Messi quotes On teamwork:

"I'm lucky to be part of a team who help to make me look good, and they deserve as much of the credit for my success as I do for the hard work we have all put in on the training ground."

On Scoring vital goals rather than beautiful goals:

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"Like I've said many times before, I'm always more likely to remember goals for their importance rather than if they're beautiful or not. Goals scored in finals, for example."

Lionel Messi Inspirational Quotes

Lionel Messi is one of those players whose records and honors have taught people a lot of lessons. The boy, who was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency, never gave up, becoming one of the greatest footballers in the world. He never gave up during the difficult times of his life, and this was the lesson that the Argentine legend taught to all people. The magician achieved his dream with hardworking and persistence. It is time to check out some of

Lionel Messi inspirational quotes


“The best decisions aren’t made with your mind, but with your instinct.”

“I never think about the play or visualize anything. I do what comes to me at the moment. Instinct. It has always been that way.”

“Every year I try to grow as a player and not get stuck in a rut. I try to improve my game in every way possible. But that trait is not something I’ve worked on, it’s part of me.” 

“When the year starts, the objective is to win with all the team, personal records are secondary.”

“I am competitive and I feel bad when we lose. You can see it in me when we’ve lost. I’m in a bad way. I don’t like to talk to anyone.”

“I don’t consider myself the greatest player in Barcelona’s history. Because I know it’s Ronaldinho. I still remember that he was the one who assisted my first ever Barcelona goal. He wasn’t simply passing the ball, he was passing the torch to me.”

“In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigor and precision.” 

Lionel Messi Greatest Quotes

One of the most gifted players in recent years has had a lot of influence in football. Undoubtedly, his perfect passes, finishing ability, and quick reactions make him one of the best players in the world. His humble attitude makes him more valuable. So it's not surprising that Lionel Messi quotes and his behaviors inspired many youngsters and children worldwide. The followings are some of

Lionel Messi greatest quotes.

“Something deep in my character allows me to take the hits and get on with trying to win.”

“I used to serve tea at a shop to support my football training.”

“I made sacrifices by leaving Argentina, leaving my family to start a new life. I changed my friends, my people. Everything. But everything I did, I did for football, to achieve my dream.” 

“I start early, and I stay late, day after day after day.”

“Sometimes you have to accept you can’t win all the time.”

“This is why I didn’t go out to parties and many other things. I am successful because I made sacrifices for success.”

“I have fun like a child in the street. When the day comes when I’m not enjoying it, I will leave football.”

“I think my desire to always get better, to always want more, to always be my top critic, and accepting the good and the bad.”

"I would pass onto any young player to enjoy your football, play your football as you want to play the game, try and enjoy it and make the most of it."

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"Many years ago when I first started my career Maradona told me "to enjoy and play as you know", and that's stayed with me ever since and is the best advice I've been given."

Lionel Messi Most Memorable Quotes

Undoubtedly the Argentine wizard is one of the greatest footballers in the world. So it is interesting to have a look at Lionel Messi most memorable quotes.

On plying attractive game:

"It's not so easy for us when we play teams who have a different mindset, like Chelsea or Inter Milan, because they have the intention of trying to stop us rather than playing a game that is more attractive for the spectators to enjoy."

Lionel Messi quotes on his country:

"I've never stopped being Argentine, and I've never wanted to. I feel very proud of being Argentine, even though I left there. I've been clear about this since I was very young, and I never wanted to change. Barcelona is my home because both the club and the people here have given me everything, but I won't stop being Argentine."

On being successful in his career:

"On a personal note, I think it won't be until after I've retired that I'm fully aware of what I've done or what I've gone on to achieve in my career."

On Diego Maradona:

"I never followed anyone in particular, although when I started to think for myself Diego [Maradona] had recently returned home. That was in 1993. He joined Newell’s Old Boys when he came back from Spain and was part of the national team that qualified for USA '94. If anybody inspired me starting out, it was undoubtedly him."

On his duel with Ronaldo:

"It was a special duel, and it will remain forever because it lasted many years and it is not easy to maintain certain levels for a long time. Plus, the teams we played in were also very demanding, both Real Madrid and Barca, the two best in the world. Competing on an equal footing for so many years, I think it will remain forever. The sporting duel between us was very nice on a personal level, and I think people had fun too, whether it was from Madrid or from Barca, or even only football fans in general."

On his diseases:

“When I was 11 years old they discovered that I had a growth hormone deficiency and I had to start a treatment to help me to grow. Every night I had to stick a needle into my legs, night after night after night, every day of the week, and this over a period of three years. I was so small, they said that when I went onto the pitch, or when I went to school, I was always the smallest of all. It was like this until I finished the treatment and I then started to grow properly.”

On his family disagreement to leave Barcelona:

"The whole family began crying. My children did not want to leave Barcelona, nor did they want to change schools. Thiago heard something on TV and found out something and asked. I didn't want him to know anything about being forced to leave, to have to live in a new school, or make new friends. he cried to me and said 'let's not go."

On Pep Guardiola:

"Guardiola is the best of all. Luis Enrique is a very close [second]. I was fortunate to live many at different stages of my life but I think the Guardiola era was one of my best moments."

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