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Lionel Messi Quotes

Lionel Messi is arguably the greatest footballer of all time: The Goat. He has been dominating the world of football for over a decade and is still at the top of his game. But his success was not overnight. Throughout his iconic career, he has had his fair share of ups and downs but his thirst for perfection has made him what he is today.

The five time Ballon d’or winner, Messi, is not only a great player but also a great human being. Pep Guardiola once said these words about him:

“Don’t write about him. Don’t try to describe him. Just watch him.”

Below we will share some of the Life-Changing quotes by one of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen, Lionel Messi.


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1. “Everything that’s happened to me in my career has been special, even the tough times because they leave marks on you that shape your life.” – Lionel Messi

2. “A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of the sheep.” – Lionel Messi

3. “There is no doubt. It is certain that I will be 100 percent.” – Lionel Messi

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

5. “You can overcome anything, if and only if you love something enough.” – Lionel Messi

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

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

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

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

10. “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” – Lionel Messi

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11. “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.” – Lionel Messi

12. “When the year starts the objective is to win it all with the team, personal records are secondary.” – Lionel Messi

13. “I’m never satisfied. I always push my limits and I always try to get better every day.” – Lionel Messi

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

15.  “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

16. “Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn’t thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I am just happy with the ball at my feet.” – Lionel Messi

17. “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.” – Lionel Messi

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

19. I am more worried about being a good person than being the best footballer in the world.” – Lionel Messi

20. “Motivation is not something I struggle with. I love playing football, I love being in training.” – Lionel Messi

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

22. “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

23. “I am a normal person. I have the same life as any human being. When I finish playing, doing my work, I have my family, my friends, and I live like any other person.” – Lionel Messi

24. “If I hadn’t had support, I wouldn’t have been able to fulfill my dreams.” – Lionel Messi

25. “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

26. “Say more with your feet than you ever could with words.” – Lionel Messi

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

28. “Take advantage of every minute that you have, in football an in life.” – Lionel Messi

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

30. “My ambition is to always get better and better.” – Lionel Messi

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

32.  “The best decisions aren’t made with your mind, but with your instincts.” – Lionel Messi

33. “A legend is not made when he succeeds, but when he succeeds after he fails.” – Lionel Messi

34. “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.” – Lionel Messi

35. “Goals are only important if they win games.” – Lionel Messi

36. “It takes years of practice and training to become an overnight success.” – Lionel Messi

37. “I never really thought that I was going to be good or not, I just wanted to make my dream come true.” – Lionel Messi

38. “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

39. “I try to use pressure to help me in every game. Pressure helps me do things to the best of my ability. I like it. I don’t feel pressure; quite the contrary, because I always enjoy what I’m doing and that’s playing football.” – Lionel Messi

40. “Without the help of my teammates I would be nothing. I wouldn’t win titles, honors, nothing.” – Lionel Messi

41. “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

42. “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

43. “From the age of three, I played every day-morning, afternoon and night.” – Lionel Messi

44. “We are Argentina. Who the opponent is doesn’t matter.” – Lionel Messi

45. “You can always improve and grow, and that has always been my thinking, not to settle with what I am, and always try to improve and grow as a person and footballer, and I believe that is what I’ve been doing all my career, adding new elements to my football.” – Lionel Messi

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

47. “I am not the same as 10 years ago, but I know I have things I did not have 10 years ago.” – Lionel Messi

48. “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

49. “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, for my team, for myself, for the fans, and try and win.” – Lionel Messi

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

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Bonus Lionel Messi Quotes

Bonus: Alright, here’s our final Lionel Messi quote. We’ve added it as a bonus as it’s our favorite, and it’s the quote that we believe that will help you achieve more success in your own life.

“Some May Have More Talent Than You, But There Is No Excuse For Working Harder Than You.”

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Related: Lionel Messi Success Story

Final Thoughts

And there you have it… the best Lionel Messi quotes of all-time to inspire you to reach for your potential. If you enjoyed these quotes, share them with someone who could use of bit of motivation or inspiration to achieve their dreams.

Till you reach your aims,


PS – If you enjoyed these Lionel Messi quotes, then you’ll certainly enjoy these quotes from fellow footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

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