Lionel Messi pictured aged six

26 May 2011 09:48
ShareWho would have thought that the tiny boy with the oversized kit in the back row would grow up to become one of the best footballers to grace the planet?

Lionel Messi, aged just six, when this photo was taken back in 1993, is set to light up the Champions League final at Wembley when Barcelona take on Manchester United this Saturday.

The face fits. even if the kit doesn't! It's Lionel Messi (second from right in the back row) aged six in 1993.

The reigning world footballer of the year has netted an incredible 49 goals for the Catalan giants this year.

But United fans will be hoping the Argentina star won't be making it a half-century when the two sides face off in Saturday's mouth-watering clash.

. and the Barcelona star now, pictured with the Ballon d'Or trophy he won this year

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Source: Daily_Mail