100+ Messi Quotes By Legends, Fans, &  Success

Lionel Messi Quotes: For those who know even a little about football, Lionel Messi cannot be a bizarre or unheard name. Considered by many as the best player to ever graced the game of Football, there are no records that Messi hasn’t toppled or no trophies he hasn’t bagged. He is an Argentine by nationality, played for Barcelona FC, and currently playing for PSG football club in Ligue 1. Lionel Messi is such a global sensation and legend of the game that anything he does on and off the football ground becomes a trending news instantly. In this post, we have compiled the most inspiring Lionel Messi quotes by legends and motivational messi quotes on football, success, and hard work.

Best Lionel Messi Quotes

“If I wasn’t paid to be a professional footballer, I would willingly play for nothing.” – Lionel Messi.

“Money is not a motivating factor… My motivation comes from playing the game I love.”- Lionel Messi.

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. – Lionel Messi

Sometimes you have to accept you can’t win all the time. – Lionel Messi

What I do is play soccer, which is what I like. – Lionel Messi

The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player. – Lionel Messi

Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son was born and thanks to God for this gift. – Lionel Messi

Barcelona gave me everything, they took a chance on me when nobody else would. I never have any desire to play for anybody else, I will be here for as long as they want me.” – Lionel Messi

“I don’t know, I’ve liked football since I was a kid and I’ve always dreamt of becoming a professional footballer, I never thought of any other job.” – Lionel Messi

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.” – Lionel Messi

“The objective is to win with all the team, personal records are secondary.” – Lionel Messi.

“I start early and I stay late, day after day, year after year. It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success.” – Lionel Messi.

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

I repeat what I always say: I want the best for Argentina in every way. I never try to make trouble for anybody.  – Lionel Messi

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

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.  – Lionel Messi

“I’m always proudest whenever I’ve been part of a trophy-winning team. Lifting a title makes me feel so happy because it’s what I want to do in football: be successful.” – Lionel Messi

“It doesn’t matter if I am better than Cristiano Ronaldo, all that matters is that Barcelona are better than Madrid.” – Lionel Messi

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

“I have no intention of comparing myself with Maradona – I want to make my own history for something I have achieved.” – Lionel Messi.

“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.” – Lionel Messi

“Barcelona gave me everything, they took a chance on me when nobody else would. I never have any desire to play for anybody else, I will be here for as long as they want me.” – Lionel Messi.

It’s scoring goals that’s great, whether against Brazil or anybody else. – Lionel Messi

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. – Lionel Messi

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. – Lionel Messi

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. – Lionel Messi

It seems like people want to blame me for everything. Whenever any issue arises, I’m said to have been involved even if I’ve had nothing to do with it. That’s why I always focus on what I know, which is playing football, and try to be very careful with what I say because people always try and twist things. – Lionel Messi

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

“Little by little, I’m getting better all the time. I’ve not lost the passion to play.” – Lionel Messi

“I don’t need the best hairstyle or the best body. Just give me a ball at my feet and I’ll show you what I can do.” – Lionel Messi

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

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

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.” – Lionel Messi.

The truth is my idea has been to always stay at Barcelona and see out the rest of my career here. Like I always say, one doesn’t know what can happen in the future, but if it were up to me to decide, I would stay at Barcelona for the rest of my career. – Lionel Messi

We will not take Arsenal lightly for one minute, as they showed in the two matches against us last season that they can be dangerous opponents if we lose our concentration for a moment. – Lionel Messi

Nah, I’ve always had a great relationship with my two brothers, I have always had their support in my football and in everything. They’ve been very close to me and we have a great relationship. – Lionel Messi

It takes sacrifice as well as talent.” – Lionel Messi

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

“At Barca, we trained every day with the ball.” – Lionel Messi.

“I am more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world” – Lionel Messi.

“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.” – Lionel Messi.

“This is much more than I dreamed about as a boy. I want to thank football in general for what it has given me.” – Lionel Messi

“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.” – Lionel Messi

“Being named among the best at something is special and beautiful. But if there are no titles, nothing is won.” – Lionel Messi

Quotes on Messi By Legends

“It is clear that Messi is on a level above all others. Those who do not see that are blind.” – Xavi

“Messi is the god of football. When Messi has the ball, one on one, you’re dead.” – Jose Mourinho

“For me, to watch Messi play is a pleasure – it’s like having an orgasm – it’s an incredible pleasure.” – Luis Figo

“I think about the great players with whom I have shared a pitch: Eric Cantona, Zinedine Zidane, Pirlo, Xavi, Ronaldo and the greatest of them all is Messi.” – Paul Scholes

“This Barca will be remembered as Messi’s Barca. He’s well above anything else I’ve ever seen. He’s an alien.” – Carlos Puyol

“Messi is God, as a person and even more as a player. I knew him when he was a boy and I’ve watched him grow. He deserves it all.” – Samuel Eto’o

“Messi is the best in the world without any doubt and for me the history of football.” – Luis Enrique

“Although he may not be human, it’s good that Messi still thinks he is.” – Javier Mascherano

“I have coached a few really good players. My dad liked Pele, but Messi is the best ever.” – Jurgen Klopp

“For the world of football, Messi is a treasure because he is a role model for children around the world… Messi will be the player to win the most Ballons d’Or in history. He will win five, six, seven. He is incomparable. He’s in a different league.” – Johan Cruyff

“He is always going forwards. He never passes the ball backwards or sideways. He has only one idea, to run towards the goal. So as a football fan, just enjoy the show.” – Zinedine Zidane

“Who is the Best Player in the World? Leo Messi. Who is the Best Player Ever? Leo Messi.” – Arsene Wenger

“I have seen the player who will inherit my place in Argentine football and his name is Messi. Messi is a genius.” – Diego Maradona

“I just think Messi is, in my eyes, the greatest ever.” – Wayne Rooney

“I like Messi a lot, he’s a great player. Technically, we’re practically at the same level.” – Pele

“Lionel Messi could play in the 1950s and the present day, as could Di Stefano, Pele, Maradona, Cruyff because they are all great players. Lionel Messi without question comes into that category.” – Sir Alex Ferguson

“Messi does not need his right foot. He only uses the left and he’s still the best in the world. Imagine if he also used his right foot, Then we would have serious problems.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“People often say to me they saw Pele and Maradona play. In the future, I will be able to say I saw Messi play.” – Thiago Alcantara

“Fella’s a genius. Best ever by a distance in my life time. Never really saw Pele… Souness, Gullit, Venables and now Rooney agree Messi is the best they have seen. He plays a game with which we are not familiar.” – Gary Lineker

“Lionel Messi is quite clearly the best player ever. It’s a pleasure to pit myself against him and when I finish my career it’s something I can look back on and know I’ve tested myself against the very best.”

 – John Terry

“I was a big fan of Maradona growing up and of the current crop Ronaldo is good but Messi is the best I’ve ever seen. I don’t dish out praise lightly but Messi deserves it. I look for weaknesses in his game and I can’t find them.” – Roy Keane

“Messi is class. There is him, and then there is the rest. What he does is extraordinary.” – Franck Ribery

“I can’t believe anyone can have played the game of football as well as Messi.” – Michael Owen

“I had to touch Messi to make sure he was human like us.” – Gianluigi Buffon

“Is Messi a real player or a PlayStation character?” – Radamel Falcao

“Messi is a genius. He has everything. When I watch him, I see a player who is very, very, skilful, very clever and his left foot is like Diego Maradona’s.” – Franz Beckenbauer

“I have never seen anything like Leo Messi. He is a miracle from God!” – Arda Turan

“I have seen him doing stuff in training and it is just amazing. When he gets upset, he runs around the whole team. There is nothing you can do. When you have Leo Messi it is a big advantage. When you have that man in your side, anything can happen.” – Thierry Henry

“I have no doubt that Messi has made me a better player and vice-versa. I have an excellent professional relationship [with him] because we have been sharing the same moments for 15 years. We’ve never had dinner together but I don’t see why we can’t in the future. I don’t see a problem with that.” –  Cristiano Ronaldo

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