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60 Lionel Messi Quotes That Will Motivate You To Dream Big!

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Born in Rosario Argentina, Lionel Messi is considered as one of the greatest football players of all time. When he won the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar last December, some argued that he is no longer one of the greatest but the greatest even though soccer legend Pelé won the FIFA World Cup on three occasions.

Lionel Messi’s artistry and elegance on the ball made many fell in love with him right from when he made his debut for Barcelona against Espanyol in 2004 where he came on as a substitute for Portuguese midfielder Deco.

Despite being diagnosed with diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) when he was just 11, the young Argentine never gave up on his dream of becoming a professional footballer until Barcelona came for him, paid for his treatment and the rest of his exploits for the club and country belongs to the history.

60 Lionel Messi Quotes That Will Motivate You To Dream Big! 1

What is there to be won in world football that Messi has not won? The 35-year-old forward has won everything in terms of club laurels, the FIFA World Cup, Copa America, Olympic Gold as well as a record 7th Ballon d’Or award.

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Messi etched his name in the annals of football history during his time at Barca, leaving an indelible mark as the club’s all-time leading scorer with an astonishing 672 goals. Alongside reaching this incredible milestone, he also holds the record for the most appearances in a Barcelona shirt, with an impressive tally of 778 games. Even amidst a constellation of football stars like Neymar, Ronaldinho, and Xavi, Messi’s brilliance always shone through, setting him apart as a true maestro on the field.

After enjoying numerous years of immense success in Spain, Leo made a momentous decision to embark on a new chapter in his career, making the move to France in 2021 to join the ranks of Paris Saint-Germain.

Lionel Messi left the French Champions in the summer of 2023 after wining the French Ligue 1 with the club and sealed a move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami in the Major League Soccer amidst strong interest for Saudi Arabia.

This post is not a eulogy about his career otherwise I would have continue writing about his exploits but then the post is about his famous and inspiring quotes.

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Who says you need to pay for Fela Durotoye’s executive session to motivate you in life when you can feed on Lionel Messi’s quotes and even plan a three course meal on them?

In this post, we will shall more than a handful of Lionel Messi quotes you can feed on either for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dessert or dinner. Some of the Lionel Messi quotes are from his time at Barcelona and while playing for Argentina.

60 Lionel Messi quotes to keep you going in life!

Lionel Messi Quotes 1-60:

  1. “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.”
  2. “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.”
  3. “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.”
  4. “I always want more. Whether it’s a goal, an assist, or a trophy, I’m never satisfied.”
  5. “When you have a dream, you have to grab it and never let go.”
  6. “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.”
  7. “It’s not about the money, it’s about playing for the club you love and giving your all.”
  8. “I prefer to win titles with the team ahead of individual awards or scoring more goals than anyone else.”
  9. “I love football and that never changes, but at times you need to step back and breathe.”
  10. “You can overcome anything, if and only if you love something enough.”
  11. “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.”
  12. “I have a lot of respect for all the teams that I have faced because they all gave their best efforts.”
  13. “I have fun like a child in the street. When the day comes when I’m not enjoying it, I will leave football.”
  14. “You have to keep working hard, day after day, year after year. It’s the only way to achieve greatness.”
  15. “I do not want to change the world; I only want to express myself.”
  16. “I’m never satisfied with my own performances. I always feel I can do better.”
  17. “There is no greater motivation than playing against the best.”
  18. “The best decisions aren’t made with your mind, but with your instincts.”
  19. “I think my passion is being on the field, playing matches, and enjoying myself.”
  20. “I’m a player who likes to be involved in the play and to create scoring opportunities.”
  21. “When you have the ball in your feet, you are the one in control.”
  22. “I am competitive, and I feel bad when I lose. You can see it in my face.”
  23. “My motivation comes from playing the game I love.”
  24. “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.”
  25. “My family and close friends keep me grounded. They keep my head on straight.”
  26. “I don’t need to prove anything to anyone. I just need to prove something to myself.”
  27. “I prefer to talk with my feet.”
  28. “I have fun like a child in the street. When the day comes when I’m not enjoying it, I will leave football.”
  29. “There’s no such thing as impossible. It’s all in your mind. You can do anything you set your mind to.”
  30. “Every day, every moment, is a chance to prove yourself.”
  31. “The only way to achieve greatness is to keep working harder than everyone else.”
  32. “I learned all about life with a ball at my feet.”
  33. “I just want to keep on scoring and giving my best for the team.”
  34. “The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player.”
  35. “I don’t need to be recognized for my hard work. I just do it because I love it.”
  36. “I want to be remembered as a good person rather than just a good football player.”
  37. “The best decisions aren’t made with your mind, but with your instincts.”
  38. “I always do the opposite of what people expect. It has always served me well.”
  39. “Every challenge I face, I see it as an opportunity to grow.”
  40. “I try to use my time on the pitch as wisely as possible. Every moment counts.”
  41. “I prefer to talk with my feet.”
  42. “Talent isn’t enough. You have to work hard to be the best.”
  43. “The day I stop trying to get better is the day I stop playing football.”
  44. “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.”
  45. “I play football because I love it, not because of the fame or money.”
  46. “I’m always striving to become better, both on and off the pitch.”
  47. “I’m just a normal person who plays football.”
  48. “I’ve learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work.”
  49. “Every game is a chance to prove yourself.”
  50. “It’s not about the number of goals I score, but the impact I have on the game.”
  51. “I always try to remain humble and focused, no matter the success I achieve.”
  52. “The feeling of scoring a goal is indescribable.”
  53. “I just try to give my all in every match and make my fans proud.”
  54. “I want to be remembered as a player who always gave his best, both on and off the pitch.”
  55. “I never take anything for granted. Every day is a blessing.”
  56. “I’m not the kind of player who will talk a lot off the pitch. I prefer to let my football do the talking.”
  57. “I have a responsibility to give my best for my team and my fans.”
  58. “I don’t play for personal records; I play for the love of the game.”
  59. “I don’t think about breaking records; I just focus on winning games.”
  60. “Football is a team sport. It’s not about individual success; it’s about the collective effort.”

If you read carefully, you will notice that Lionel Messi quotes are from his life experiences and they also reflects his personality off and on the football pitch.

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