45 Motivational Quotes by Lionel Messi to Inspire You for Success

Lionel Messi is considered one of the greatest players of all time. He was born on 24 June 1987 in Sante Fe, Argentina and he developed a love for football at a very young age. He joined Barcelona at the age of 13.

Messi has won Ballon d’ or awards record seven times. He spent his entire football career with Barcelona before moving to Paris Saint-Germans in 2021.

Often called Leo Messi, he has been an inspiration for people around the world. In 2016, he shocked the entire football world, by announcing his retirement from his international career, after his third final defeat in the Copa America final,

With support from fans and friends, Messi came back stronger to the international arena. He helped Argentina win Copa America in 2021, his first major international title and Argentina’s first since 1993.

Let’s look at some of Lionel Messi’s quotes that will help you to go to the next level in your life.

Lionel Messi Motivational Quotes

1. You Can

You can overcome anything, if and only if you love something enough– Lionel Messi

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2. Trust Your Instinct

The best decisions aren’t made with your mind, but with your Instinct.– Lionel Messi


3. More than One

Give the opponents more than one reason to stare at your feet.– Lionel Messi

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4. Room for Improvement

I still have a lot of room for improvement. For example, I want to shoot equally well with both feet.– Lionel Messi


5. Football gives Me Motivation

Motivation is not something I struggle with. I love playing football, I love being in training.– Lionel Messi

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6. I’ll show What I can do

I don’t need the best hairstyle or the best body. Just give me a ball at my feet and I’ll show you what I can do.– Lionel Messi


7. Team is First Priority

When the year starts the objective is to win it all with the team, personal records are secondary.– Lionel Messi


8. You have to accept

Sometimes you have to accept you can’t win all the time.– Lionel Messi

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9. Try to Grow

Every year I try to grow as a player and not get stuck in a rut. I try to improve my game in every way possible. But that trait is not something I’ve worked on, it’s part of me.– Lionel Messi


10. Was Serving Tea

I used to serve tea at a shop to support my football training– Lionel Messi


Lionel Messi Quotes on Success

11. Overnight Success

It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success.– Lionel Messi

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12. Don’t Finish yet

You cannot allow your desire to be a winner to be diminished by achieving success before and I believe there is room for improvement in every sportsman.– Lionel Messi


13. Team comes first

I prefer to win titles with the team ahead of individual awards or score more goals than anyone else.– Lionel Messi


14. Better and Better

I have many years to get better and better, and that has to be my ambition. The day you think there are no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player.– Lionel Messi

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15. Play the same

Whether it’s a friendly match, or for points, or a final, or any game – I play the same. I’m always trying to be my best, first for my team, for myself, for the fans, and to try and win.– Lionel Messi


16. Nothing is Won

Being named among the best is special and beautiful. But if there are no titles, nothing is won.– Leo Messi


17. Goal is important

It’s scoring goals that are great, whether against Brazil or anybody else.– Lionel Messi


18. Always get Better

I think my desire to always get better, to always want more, to always be my top critic, and accept the good and the bad.– Lionel Messi


Lionel Messi Quotes about Life

19. More in Life

There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game.– Lionel Messi


20. Being a good person

I am more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world– Lionel Messi

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21. To help People

“Being a bit famous now gives me the opportunity to help people who really need it, especially children.– Lionel Messi


22. Child’s Smile

There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a happy and smiling child. I always help in any way I can, even if it’s just by signing an autograph. A child’s smile is worth more than all the money in the world.– Leo Messi


23. Do my part

For my part, I try to do my bit to make people’s lives more bearable, in particular children across the globe who are having problems.– Lionel Messi


Lionel Messi Quotes on Barcelona

24. Heart Stays with Barcelona

Barcelona is my life, they have brought me to where I am today, I could not leave, I don’t want to leave. My heart stays with Barcelona.– Lionel Messi

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25. Barcelona is My Home

Barcelona is my home and I hope that I stay here for many years.– Lionel Messi


26. They took a chance

Barcelona gave me everything, they took a chance on me when nobody else would. I never have any desire to play for anybody else, I will be here for as long as they want me.– Lionel Messi


27. Credit for My Success

I’m lucky to be part of a team who help to make me look good, and they deserve as much of the credit for my success as I do for the hard work we have all put in on the training ground.– Lionel Messi


28. Rest of My Career

The truth is my idea has been to always stay at Barcelona and see out the rest of my career here. Like I always say, one doesn’t know what can happen in the future, but if it were up to me to decide, I would stay in Barcelona for the rest of my career.– Lionel Messi


Lionel Messi on Family

29. Family gives You Strength

My family was always present when I needed them and sometimes felt even stronger emotions than me.– Lionel Messi


30. Being a Dad

Being a dad changes everything for the better and I’m really enjoying it.– Lionel Messi


Famous Quotes from Lionel Messi

31. Sacrifice things

I always thought I wanted to play professionally, and I always knew that to do that I’d have to make a lot of sacrifices. I made sacrifices by leaving Argentina, leaving my family to start a new life. I changed my friends, my people. Everything. But everything I did, I did for football, to achieve my dream.– Lionel Messi


32. At the Moment

I never think about the play or visualize anything. I do what comes to me at that moment. Instinct. It has always been that way.– Lionel Messi


33. The Game I Love

Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn’t thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I’m just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn’t paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing.– Leo Messi


34. Fight, Sacrifice, and Hard work

You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.– Lionel Messi

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35. You have to Know

I’ve always really just liked football, and I’ve always devoted a lot of time to it. When I was a kid, my friends would call me to go out with them, but I would stay home because I had practiced the next day. I like going out, but you have to know when you can and when you can’t.– Lionel Messi


36. Football is like Watchmaking

In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigor and precision.– Lionel Messi

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37. It’s Part of Me

Every year I try to grow as a player and not get stuck in a rut. I try to improve my game in every way possible. But that trait is not something I’ve worked on, it’s part of me.– Lionel Messi


38. My Dreams

If I hadn’t had support, I wouldn’t have been able to fulfill my dreams.– Lionel Messi


39. Important Goals

The truth is that I don’t have a favorite goal. I remember important goals more than I do favorite goals.– Lionel Messi


 Lionel Messi on Ronaldo

40. One of the Best

He’s a phenomenal player who has many qualities that year after year he improves. He’s one of the best.– Lionel Messi


41. Cristiano Stands Out

In all sports, there is always someone who stands out and is admirable for his work. Cristiano stands out in football.– Lionel Messi


42. I will take with Me

Today, there are very good players, any of them could be the best in the world. But I take Cristiano from that group and put him with me.– Lionel Messi


43. All that matters

It doesn’t matter if I am better than Cristiano Ronaldo, all that matters is that Barcelona is better than Madrid.– Lionel Messi


44. No problem with him

We might not be friends because we’ve never shared a dressing room together, but there’s no problem.– Lionel Messi


45. Dinner with Ronaldo

I would accept an invitation for dinner with Ronaldo– Lionel Messi


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