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5 Popular Football Players Who Idolized Lionel Messi While Growing Up

Messi is the world's best professional football player. The Argentine midfielder has won the Ballon d'or award more than any other professional football player on the planet. The 6 times Ballon d'Or winner has been a hero to so many young players of this generation. He is an inspiration to some of the world popular football players.

Many football players idolized the Argentine midfielder. Here is the list of 5 Popular football players who sees Lionel Messi as their football idol.

1. Christian Pulisic

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Christian Pulisic is one of the popular football players who wish to be like Messi while growing up. Pulisic revealed in an interview that Lionel Messi is his favorite player while growing up. The Chelsea player is known as one of the best players in the world at the moment.

2. Frenkie De Jong

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Another player who idolized Lionel Messi is Frenkie De Jong. De Jong and Messi were former teammates at Barcelona. The Dutch midfielder revealed that he has been following Lionel Messi's career and Messi is his idol.

3. Neymar Junior.

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Neymar and Lionel Messi played together at FC Barcelona for a few years before Neymar left Barça. They are currently playing together at Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar has revealed in an interview numerous times that Lionel Messi is his idol.

4. Isco Alarcón

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Isco is one of the popular football players who idolized Lionel Messi. The Real Madrid midfielder revealed that he named his dog Messi because of his love for him.

5. Alphonso Davies. 

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The Bayern Munich defender revealed that Lionel Messi is the only football player that inspired him why he was growing up as a football player. Davies is one of the best defenders in the German Bundesliga. 

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