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The Story Behind Lionel Messi’s Most Iconic Barcelona Career Celebrations

Pointing Skywards

Lionel Messi

The most often seen and commonly noticeable gesture of little man Lionel Messi, Barca’s superstar points his fingers towards the sky after almost every goal of his carrer and will continue this gesture in future also.It is the most frequent gesture of a little man as he points to the sky on his way towards the return to center circle after scoring a goal.

Regardless of whether he celebrates his goal with any other gesture or act, Messi somehow manages the skyward trait after he scores and it is a gesture that Messi can’t quit in his career.

Actually Celia Olivera Cuccittini(Messi’s grandmother) is the person to whom each and every goal he scored is dedicated who pass away in 1998.It was she who encourages a young Leo to play and maybe football world is thankful to her for shaping the path for arguably the greatest-footballer ever in the world.

Messi’s word for his grandmother:

I think about her a lot, I would have loved that she was here in the stadium, watching me, enjoying it. She gave us everything, myself and my cousins would fight to sleep in her house, she cared for all of us.

I can’t say something in particular, it was everything about her, her character, how she treated us, how she loved us.

I dedicate my goals and my triumphs to her, I want her to be here but she left us before she could see me succeed. I would have brought her to Barcelona.

Warrior Sign Face

FC Barcelona vs Sevilla 2016-17

Lionel Messi’s this image goes viral after he scores against Sevilla last season(La Liga Santander 2016-17) , making the warrior sign face in the support of #paralosvalientes charity campaign for cancer.It symbolises his and Barcelona’s “For The Brave Campaign”, he and his club aim to raise €25 million to build a new paediatric cancer center at the Sant Joan de Deu Hospital in Barcelona.

This pic encourages cancer survivors to be a warrior and fight till the end.

Call me, Maybe?

FC Barcelona vs Celta Vigo 2016-17

Now, this celebration came against Celta Vigo last season(2016-17), Messi decimated another team’s defence on just another day. Decimating the defence or scoring goals is common for the little genius but something which is not so common is his gesture.

Last season he and Sergio Ramos shared the same gesture but the logic behind the gesture could be different.Just talking about Messi’s one after he ran away from the several defenders tackling thin air Barca star scores a stunning solo goal of the match which results in the gesture”phone call “.

Some reports suggest that Messi wants contract talk with the board, but soon it was revealed that it was about his nephew who spent the whole afternoon calling him,which was very annoying.Simply Messi dedicated that goal to his nephew.

Clasico Shirt Off

Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona 2016-17

It is about last season’s(2016-17) El clasico 10 man Real Madrid were on the edge of  title win but in the injury time Lionel Andres Messi scores a late winner which was his 500th club goal and was one of the most significant one as he stun the Madrid players and fans.

Lionel Messi struck the clasico in his way but can’t secure the title,the goal scored by Messi was pretty significant for him as he celebrate that ocassion by removing his shirt as it put the title race in more interesting state.

Leo has bitter relationship with Bernabeu crowd as he take off his shirt and show them who is he displaying the name on his shirt.

Clasico King

Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona 2017-18

It is the most recent penalty goal celebration against Real Madrid in season(2017-18),another Clasico and Messi proves that why he is the topscorer in El Clasico history.

Everytime Messi scores at the bernabeu he discover some new gesture to irritate Madrid fans and the above gesture is the example of the statement.Lionel Messi has scored more goals against real madrid than any other player in La Liga history.

Messi has scored 17 goals against Real Madrid more than any player in El Clasico history.


Messi is the first player to win 5 Ballon d’or awards and also has 8 La Liga Trophies, 4 Champions league trophy, 4 golden shoe and many more…..hope he will entertain us with his celebrations and footwork on the pitch.

“He is a miracle of God,he is Leo Messi”

“Magical Messi”

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