Try Naming These 17 Athletes From Their Kid Pics – #17 Lionel Messi

Answer: Lionel Messi

During the summer of 2016, the soccer legend abruptly announced his retirement from national play, which led to an almost-chaotic situation for his home nation. Fans drew up signs such as “Don’t go, Leo” and swarmed him at the Buenos Aires airport. Even the country’s President begged him to not quit, proclaiming: “We are lucky, it is one of life’s pleasures, it is a gift from God to have the best player in the world in a footballing country like ours… Lionel Messi is the greatest thing we have in Argentina and we must take care of him.” Things got crazier when the mayor of Buenos Aires had a statue built of Messi in the capital city in the effort to have him reconsider retiring.