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Lionel Messi Had to Leave Some Awards Behind in the Barcelona Dressing Room

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi spent 21 years at Barcelona following which he joined PSG in 2021
Lionel Messi spent 21 years at Barcelona following which he joined PSG in 2021 / Fran Santiago/Getty Images

Barcelona shocked the footballing world earlier this month when they announced that they would not be offering Lionel Messi a new contract, which led to the record six-time Ballon d'Or moving to Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.

While Messi admitted that he did not want to leave the Catalan giants while breaking down in an emotional farewell press conference, the 34-year-old for his part was unable to take all of the items from his locker, due to the amount of awards and trophies he won during his time at the Nou Camp.

According to AS, the Argentina skipper unfortunately could not take all his awards and honours with him to Paris and had to make a call on what to leave behind at the club.

The report went on to state: “However, he could not take all the objects that he still had inside as some were more bulkier than others. Among the items he had to leave behind was the award he received for the best player of the 2018 Joan Gamper Trophy match. He received the star-shaped award after scoring a goal and giving an assist in the 45 minutes he played in that game against Boca Juniors, which ended 3-0.”

Messi in total won 45 trophies at Barcelona, in addition to the 40 individual awards he won for his excellence on the field.