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A collection of inspirational quotes by Lionel Messi on sports, team, winning, ambition, success etc.

35 Inspirational Quotes By Lionel Messi That Reveal His Perspective On Life

Quick Facts

Famous As: Football Player

Born On: June 24, 1987

Born In: Rosario, Argentina

Lionel Messi has not only mesmerized the world with his skills with the football, but has also earned a reputation for being a family man. He lives by his own example and lets his life experiences guide him. While growing up in a tight-knit family has helped him appreciate the value of family and friends, the medical difficulties that he had faced as a child has made him contribute to charitable initiatives that aim at relieving sufferings of vulnerable children. Here we look at some of the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador's most memorable quotes. He often talks about sports, team, winning, ambition, and "more important things in life", such as family, friends and children.

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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.

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

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It's scoring goals that's great, whether against Brazil or anybody else.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigour and precision.

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

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

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You have to show up in the World Cup, and in the World Cup anything can happen.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.

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I have many years to get better and better, and that has to be my ambition. The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player.

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Sometimes you have to accept you can't win all the time.

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What I do is play soccer, which is what I like.

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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.

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

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I prefer to win titles with the team ahead of individual awards or scoring more goals than anyone else. I'm more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world. When all this is over, what are you left with? When I retire, I hope I am remembered for being a decent guy.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. I like going out, but you have to know when you can and when you can't.

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