Lionel Messi Quotes About Life and Success

We’re here with these 56 Lionel Messi Quotes about life and success, that will really inspire and motivate you to reach your goals.

Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who , who has been playing for Barcelona FC his entire career.

Messi is no doubt one of the richest footballers in the world today and has won numerous awards throughout his career.

Here’s our powerful collection of the quotes from Lionel Messi on soccer, hard work and success:

56 Motivational Lionel Messi Quotes About Life, Soccer, and Success

1. “You have to fight to achieve your dreams. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” Lionel Messi

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2. “The best decisions aren’t made with your mind, but with your instincts” Lionel Messi

3. “You can overcome anything, if and if only you love something enough” – Lionel Messi

4. “There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game” – – Lionel Messi

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5. “Sometimes, you have to accept you can’t win all the time”Lionel Messi

6. “Being a bit famous now gives me the opportunity to help people who really need it, especially children”Lionel Messi

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7. “I think my desire to always get better, to always want more, to always be my top critic, and accepting the good and the bad is a trait that accounts for my success” – Lionel Messi

8. “Something deep in my character allows me to take the hits and get on with trying to win”Lionel Messi

9. “I like to score goals but I also like to have friends among the people I have played with.” – Lionel Messi

10. “I never think about the play or visualize anything. I do what comes to me at that moment. Instinct. It has always been that way.”Lionel Messi

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11. “Barcelona gave me everything, they took a chance on me when nobody else would. I never have any desire to play for anybody else, I will be here for as long as they want me.” – Lionel Messi

Yes, just like one the 30 inspiring Andres Iniesta quotes, he said; “A great deal of whom I am is down to Barca and La Masia – I am very thankful to them”.

12. “Every year I try to grow as a player and not get stuck in a rut. I try to improve my game in every way possible. But that trait is not something I’ve worked on, it’s part of me.” – Lionel Messi

13. “Some people say my style of play is innate, but I’m not sure if that’s me or not. Honestly, I do play on instinct. On the pitch, I’m always looking for the best move or decision at any given time. I never want to do what the opposition would be expecting.” – Lionel Messi

14. “Just to hear people saying and thinking that makes me very proud indeed. But I try not to think about it too much and just focus on enjoying everything that I have in this life.” – Lionel Messi

15. “I’ve always really just liked football, and I’ve always devoted a lot of time to it. When I was a kid, my friends would call me to go out with them, but I would stay home because I had practice the next day.” – Lionel Messi

16. “I want to be world champion, but not to change the perception of others towards me or to achieve greatness like they say, but rather, to reach the goal with my national team and to add a world cup to my list of titles.” – Lionel Messi

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17. “I like to score goals but I also like to have friends among the people I have played with.” – Lionel Messi

18. “I am competitive and I feel bad when we lose. You can see it in me when we’ve lost. I’m in a bad way. I don’t like to talk to anyone.” – Lionel Messi

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19. “Every time I start a year, I start with the objective of trying to achieve everything, without comparing it to how I’ve done in other seasons.” – Lionel Messi

20. “You cannot allow your desire to be a winner to be diminished by achieving success before and I believe there is room for improvement in every sportsman.” – Lionel Messi

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21. “Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son was born and thanks to God for this gift.” – Lionel Messi

22. “The truth is my idea has been to always stay at Barcelona and see out the rest of my career here. Like I always say, one doesn’t know what can happen in the future, but if it were up to me to decide, I would stay at Barcelona for the rest of my career.” – Lionel Messi

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23. “On a personal note, I think it won’t be until after I’ve retired that I’m fully aware of what I’ve done or what I’ve gone on to achieve in my career.” – Lionel Messi

24. “It’s an honor to be recognized like that [the best player]. But Barca is not just Messi. Barca has very good players.” – Lionel Messi

25. “I’m not the sort of guy who shouts and screams before a match.” – Lionel Messi

26. “I try to use pressure to help me in every game. Pressure helps me do things to the best of my ability. I like it. I don’t feel pressure; quite the contrary, because I always enjoy what I’m doing and that’s playing football.” – Lionel Messi

27. “I have fun like a child in the street. When the day comes when I’m not enjoying it, I will leave football.” – Lionel Messi

28. “I am a normal person. I have the same life as any human being. When I finish playing, doing my work, I have my family, my friends, and I live like any other person.” – Lionel Messi

29. “I have fun like a child in the street. When the day comes when I’m not enjoying it, I will leave football.” – Lionel Messi

30. “Day-to-day motivation isn’t a problem for me.” – Lionel Messi

31. “Whether it’s a goal, or winning a game, I’m never satisfied.” – Lionel Messi

32. “To be honest, I never realized it. I never really thought that I was going to be really good or not. I just wanted to make my dream come true.” – Lionel Messi

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33. “The best decisions aren’t made with your mind, but with your instincts.” – Lionel Messi

34. “My family was always present when I needed them and sometimes felt even stronger emotions than me.” – Lionel Messi

35. “It was hard for me because it was such a big change. I left a lot behind in Argentina and unlike other children living at the Masia, I hardly ever got to visit my family. I only saw them once or twice a year and that was very hard for me.” – Lionel Messi

36.  “I’m never satisfied. I always push my limits and I always try to get better every day.” – Lionel Messi

37. “I still have a lot of room for improvement. For example, I want to shoot equally well with both feet.” – Lionel Messi

38. “I go out and do the best I can in each game, and I don’t think about the fouls other players will commit or whether I might be injured. It only does you harm to worry about those things.” – Lionel Messi

39. “Football has been my life since I was a kid. My style remains the same, I love every single minute I get on the pitch. I know I have a great responsibility, and that there are objectives to accomplish, but I try to have fun too because that’s what I love to do.” – Lionel Messi

40. “Being named among the best at something is special and beautiful. But if there are no titles, nothing is won.” – Lionel Messi

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41. “Whether it’s a friendly match, or for points, or a final, or any game – I play the same. I’m always trying to be my best, first for my team, for myself, for the fans, and to try and win.” – Lionel Messi

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42. “This is much more than I dreamed about as a boy. I want to thank football in general for what it has given me.” – Lionel Messi

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43. “Sometimes you have to accept you can’t win all the time.” – Lionel Messi

44. “It takes sacrifice as well as talent.” – Lionel Messi

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45. “I’m lucky to be part of a team that helps to make me look good, and they deserve as much of the credit for my success as I do for the hard work we have all put in on the training ground.” – Lionel Messi

Yes, hard work is a key element as you’ll find in these 10 inspirational life lessons from Messi. You should check it out.

46. “I start early and I stay late, day after day, year after year, it took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success.” – Lionel Messi

47. “I don’t need the best hairstyle or the best body. Just give me a ball at my feet and I’ll show you what I can do.” – Lionel Messi

48. “Everything that’s happened to me in my career has been special, even the tough times because they leave marks on you that shape your life.” – Lionel Messi

49. “Being a bit famous now gives me the opportunity to help people who really need it, especially children.” – Lionel Messi

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50. “When the year starts the objective is to win it all with the team, personal records are secondary.“ – Lionel Messi

51. “There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a happy and smiling child. I always help in any way I can, even if it’s just by signing an autograph. A child’s smile is worth more than all the money in the world.” – Lionel Messi

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In of the best Eden Hazard quotes, he said;  “I’ve had more ups than downs in my career. All you can do is keep working. You still have to take the enjoyment out of what you’re doing, and things will turn, and my smile has always been there. In good moments and bad.” – Eden Hazard

52. “Little by little, I’m getting better all the time. I’ve not lost the passion to play.” – Lionel Messi

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53. “It doesn’t matter if I am better than Cristiano Ronaldo, all that matters is that Barcelona are better than Madrid.” – Lionel Messi

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54. “I’m always proudest whenever I’ve been part of a trophy-winning team. Lifting a title makes me feel so happy because it’s what I want to do in football: be successful.” – Lionel Messi

55. “I never think about the play or visualize anything. I do what comes to me at that moment. Instinct. It has always been that way.” – Lionel Messi

56. “I don’t know, I’ve liked football since I was a kid and I’ve always dreamt of becoming a professional footballer, I never thought of any other job.” – Lionel Messi

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