The napkin that Carles Rexach used of agreement for Leo Messi

MESSI, ALL A LIFE IN THE BARÇA

16 years of the napkin that brought to Messi to the FC Barcelona

Published:14/12/2016 - 18:53h

Updated:14/12/2016 - 19:07h

This Wednesday 14 December 2016 have fulfilled 16 years since Carles Rexach, then director of the FC Barcelona, signed the first agreement of Leo Messi in a napkin. Here it began the history of Messi and the Barça

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Leo Messi is in the actuality the best footballer of the world, but 16 years ago was so only a boy that made a long trip beside his family to try play in the FC Barcelona. This Wednesday 14 December 2016 have fulfilled already 16 years since Carles Rexach, in the 2000 director of the Barça, signed the first agreement of Leo Messi with the club of his life.

"In Barcelona, to 14 December of the 2000 and in presence of the Gentlemen Minguella and Horace, Carles Rexach, technical secretary of the FC Barcelona, engages under his responsibility and in spite of some opinions against to fichar to the player Lionel Messi as long as we keep us in the agreed quantities", drafted then Rexach in a napkin of paper, that at present is saved in the museum of the club.

The agreement signed  in a meeting between Carles Rexach, Josep Maria Minguella and Horace Gaggioli -then agent of Messi- in the Club of Tennis Pompeia on 14 December of the 2000, remaining finally Leo Messi under sportive responsibility of the Barça.

The best bet of the Barcelona is Messi

Nowadays Messi is the best of the planet and can that of the history, having in the actuality at all more and at all less than 5 Balloons of Gold, but is conscious -as all the culés- that, to his 29 years, will have a lot of possibilities to continue harvesting individual titles of east calibrate as long as they accompany to the FC Barcelona the collective titles, an apparently indispensable premise to heave with the award.

In any case, the FC Barcelona can be more than proud of the strategic bet that effected 16 years ago with the one who then was a boy with qualities of future star. By this opportunity, Messi always will be appreciated to the Barça. And the Barça to him...

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