Lionel Messi Hails '10 Incredible Years' at Barcelona

Lionel Messi made his Barcelona debut aged 17 years on October 16, 2004 during a Catalan Liga derby against city rivals Espanyol, which Barcelona won 1-0. Since then he has gone on to win four Ballons d'Or titles in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, three Champions League titles in 2006, 2009 and 2011 and been involved in six Spanish title wins.

updated: October 17, 2014 18:51 IST
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Argentina star Messi made his Barcelona debut as a 17-year-old.

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Argentine superstar Lionel Messi on Thursday hailed an "incredible" decade with Barcelona as he celebrated the 10th anniversary of his competitive debut for the Catalan giants.

"I want to say thanks to all my family, friends, teammates and FC Barcelona staff for their support in these 10 incredible years," Messi wrote on his Facebook account.

"I've always enjoyed being on the pitch, wearing these colours, living amazing moments and I'm constantly trying to improve and win more titles with my team. A hug for everyone!"

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