Who has Carles Rexach scouted?
Carles Rexach, who turns 70 today, spent 14 years haring up and down Barcelona’s right wing, and assisted Johan Cruyff during one of the club’s golden ages, but discovering Lionel Messi is now what he is best known for.
Who found Messi?
Carles Rexach, former Barcleona player and coach, was the man who brought Lionel Messi to the attention of the Catalan side and in an interview with ‘The Sun’, he revealed what he made of the Argentine the first time he saw him play.
How did Barcelona recruit Messi?
Messi joined Barcelona at 13, recruited when an emissary from Barcelona, sent out to watch him play in his hometown, Rosario, Argentina, drew up a contract on a napkin. His rise, in that time, has mirrored that of his club.
What age did Messi get scouted?
Barcelona scout Carles Rexach has revealed that he first discovered Lionel Messi at the tender age of 13 when he visited Argentina. The former Barcelona player was visiting Argentina when he was told about a boy who was gathering attention for his strong performances for a local football club called Newell’s Old Boys.
What is Messi’s passport?
Argentina striker Lionel Messi has been granted Spanish citizenship and is now free to play for Barcelona in the Primera Liga. The 18-year-old had been restricted to appearances in the Champions League this season after doubts were raised over his status as an “assimilated player” in Spain.
What language does Messi speak?
SpanishLionel Messi / LanguagesSpanish is a Romance language of the Indo-European language family that evolved from colloquial spoken Latin in the Iberian Peninsula of Europe. Today, it is a global language with nearly 500 million native speakers, mainly in the Americas and Spain. Spanish is the official language of 20 countries. Wikipedia
Where does Messi study?
Messi studied in a primary school in Bangladesh. Lionel Messi went to Las Heras for elementary school. Messi was playing soccer at a very young age. Lionel did not attend college because his potential was identified by FC Barcelona.
Is Messi fluent in English?
Having spent the majority of his life living in Spanish speaking countries the only language Messi speaks is Spanish and he cannot speak in English. He is also not able to understand English and needs a translator to interpret English for him.