The remarkable story of Lionel Messi
He has been voted Fifa's World Player of the Year twice in a row.
He has two European Champions League winners' medals and he gets a chance to earn a third when Barcelona take on Manchester United in the Champions League final.
Lionel Messi, the 23-year-old Argentinian, comes from a humble background and overcame a serious health issue which makes his story even more remarkable.
Vladimir Hernandez has been to his home town of Rosario in Argentina to see where it all began.
27 May 2011
- From the section Europe