Popularity of Messi in India

Wheather Cricket, hockey, kabaddi Or football, we Indians are very emotional when it comes to the artists. Indians are well known for the love they possess for their idols, no matter wheather the artist is an Indian or a foreigner. For ex, we all know we take Sachin and Dhoni as our God and that’s understood because they have brought so much pride to the nation, but we also love so much, players like AB Devilliers, Ronaldo, Messi etc. Clearly when we love, we love unconditionally.

Now, when we talk about football, first name that will come within most of the people will be Messi. Lionel Andres Messi isn’t a name anymore, it’s an emotion. The little guy made the world believe that magic exists. Every football pundit, who has good knowledge about football knows what Messi means to football. Not only are the skills that makes Messi exceptional, but his loyalty towards his club, his loyalty towards his lady love, his gentleman qualities on and off the field etc makes Messi one of a kind. Although words cannot do any justice to Messi, but we believe following line by John Cruyff can not be more true “For the world of football, Messi is a treasure because he is a role model for children around the world… Messi will be the player to win the most Ballons d’Or in history. He will win five, six, seven. He is incomparable. He’s in a different league.” – Johan Cruyff

When a kid starts playing football in India, we can be sure of one thing that the role model will be Messi. India has shown on multiple occasions that what Messi means to us. When it comes to support Messi, we leave no doors closed. Wheather for FC Barcelona Or for Argentina, our support is constant for Messi. When Messi came to India in the year 2011, the love that Indians showed him was unreal. As a result of which Messi said “The last time I stepped into India, I was overwhelmed with the warmth and passion this country showered on me. India left its famously lasting impression”. Apart from all the skills Messi possess, a survey was done in India by shaadi.com in the year 2014, which clearly states that “Messi is the most desirable FIFA player among the Indian women”. So we know not only the game that makes Messi popular in India but also the outward appearance that makes him popular among the womens.

The love for Messi in India is never ending, we wake till 3 am in the morning to watch him play, we want to live every moment of magical Messi before he says goodbye to the world of football.


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