Today, Messi is the greatest soccer player in the world, the greatest ever in the history of The Beautiful Game. But not too long ago, his dreams were almost destroyed by a childhood medical problem that wouldn t let him grow. How did that little boy, who came from a working class family in Argentina, defy such frightening odds? How did he become the biggest star of the most popular sport in the world? Start following the career of this record-shattering player today so that one day in the future you too can say that you lived in the time of Lionel Andres Messi.