Highlights of Lionel Messi playing soccer as a kid are unreal [Video]

lionel messi kid child highlights video

101GreatGoals posted this video of a young Lionel Messi tearing the pitch up against a bunch of little kids. The dribbling is there, the left-footed kicking and even the trademark mop of dark hair.

The dates of the home videos say 1993 and 1994. Messi was born in 1987, making him roughly seven in this highlight reel.

Basically, the international soccer star has been ballin’ since, well, ever since.

[Then and now: Compare the footage to this spectacular Messi goal for FC Barcelona]

[H/T: Big Lead Sports]