Barcelona star Messi included in TIME's top 100 most influential

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has made TIME magazine's 100 most influential people this year. Messi is the only footballer to make the list.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has made TIME magazine's 100 most influential people this year.

Messi is the only footballer to make the list.

Ex-player and now Barça ambassador Mia Hamm explained the reasons behind Messi’s selection.

“He’s incredibly talented and humble,” writes Hamm. The two-time FIFA World Player described the day she met the Argentine star: “He was a bit shy — some of that can be attributed to the language barrier — but I was able to watch their training, and it was clear he was an incredible teammate.”

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