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01st May 2015

Video: It’s 10 years since Lionel Messi scored his first Barcelona goal

Look how much he's grown...

Tony Cuddihy

Lionel Messi scored his first ever goal for Barcelona on May 1, 2005.

Just 17-years-old at the time and playing against Albacete, the Argentine genius ran on to a scooped pass from Ronaldinho before lobbing a delightful finish into the visitors’ net in injury time.

That completed a 2-0 win for Frank Rijkaard’s side and set Messi on the road to becoming one of the greatest players who ever lived.

402 goals later, Messi has four Ballons d’Or, the record for the most goals scored in a calendar year (91 in 2012), six La Liga titles, three Champions Leagues and a World Cup runners-up medal.

Yeah. He isn’t bad.