We have updated our Privacy Policy Please take a moment to review it. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the terms of our updated Privacy Policy.

Messi

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781399605809

Price: £14.99

ON SALE: 29th September 2022

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General / Biography: Sport

Disclosure: If you buy products using the retailer buttons above, we may earn a commission from the retailers you visit.

UPDATED TO INCLUDE MESSI’S FIRST SEASON AT PSG

The story of the 2022 World Cup Champion and one of the greatest footballers of all time, Argentina’s Lionel Messi.


‘I have seen the player who will inherit my place in Argentine football and his name is Messi’ Diego Maradona


On 10 August 2021, Lionel Messi’s beautiful Barcelona fairy tale came to an end as he completed a dramatic move to Paris Saint-Germain. Despite flourishing in the blue and white of the national side, delivering Argentina their first silverware in twenty-eight years – beating Brazil on their home soil to win the Copa América – Messi endured a difficult first season in Paris.

Guillem Balagué has had unprecedented access to Messi’s inner circle including the player himself: his coaches, team-mates and family. From tracing the origins of Messi’s precocious talent in Rosario, Argentina, to chronicling his peerless seventeen-season career at Barcelona, and his tumultuous Parisian adventure, Guillem presents an authoritative and compelling account of an enigmatic footballing genius.

‘I can tell my grandkids one day that I coached Lionel Messi’ Pep Guardiola

What's Inside

Read More Read Less

Reviews

You may know a lot of the Messi legend already, but his is still a fascinating backstory.
Four Four Two
There's certainly some interesting insight and information...particularly Balague's understanding of Argentinian politics, culture and mores. ...The book glows with extended testimonies from those who ever coached or mentored Messi.
David Stubbs, WHEN SATURDAY COMES