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Lionel Messi is considered by many fans as the world’s greatest footballer of all time. The Argentinean has played at the top level since he debuted with Barcelona at the age of 17 years old. Throughout his career, he has faced countless teams and players, and only a few have impressed the Argentinian star.
Chaco Gimenez's statements
In an interview with TUDN, Christian "Chaco" Gimenez commented that during a match between Argentina and Mexico, Lionel Messi came up to congratulate him and gave him an autographed shirt as a gesture of admiration for Chaco's career.
Lionel Messi couldn't resist praising Christian Giménez for his play and also sent greetings to his son, Santiago Giménez, who currently plays as a striker for Cruz Azul. Chaco's son has always been an admirer of Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi was one of the guests at Chaco's farewell game
One of the stories that Christian Gimenez told to TUDN that happened during his sports career was the invitation he made to Lionel Messi to attend his farewell match. However, the Argentine was preparing for the Clasico against Real Madrid, a situation that caused the former Barcelona player not to attend.