Why is Messi nicknamed La Pulga? You asked - we answered

Why is Messi nicknamed La Pulga? You asked - we answered

La Pulga means a means flea in English and it's no secret why it has been Lionel Messi's nickname for ages - because of his height.

While some still think that some Argentinian journalist nicknamed Messi like this 2005, that were Leo's two older brothers who gave him La Pulguita (little flea) in his early days.

Only after Messi grew older, La Pulguita changed to La Pulga.


'How can you compare?' - Why Pele thinks he was a far better player than Messi

There are possibly just a few years left of Leo Messi's player career but Pele still can't decide whether the Argentine is the best player of all time.

Back in 2018, though, the legendary Brazilian's stance was clear – he said Messi wasn't even close to him in terms of skills.

"How can you make a comparison between a guy who heads the ball well, shoots with the left, shoots with the right and another who only shoots with one leg, only has one skill and doesn't head the ball well? How can you compare?" he told Folha de Sao Paulo, as per the Mirror.

"To compare with Pele, it has to be someone who shoots well with the left, shoots well with the right and scores headers."

Cristiano Ronaldo reference? Seems like Pele hasn't watched football for long.

'He's not far away': Didier Drogba names one thing Messi should do to be on the same level with Maradona and Pele

"Messi could stop now and he would already have done a lot for football," Didier Drogba said in an interview with AFP in 2018.

"To win a World Cup would make him even more legendary. He's an extraordinary player! He's still not at the heights of Maradona and Pele, but he's not far away."

The Barcelona captain will apparently have one final shot on the World Cup in 2022 if Argentina manage to qualify for the Qatari tournament.

The closest Leo was to become the World Cup winner was in 2014 when his national side lost to Germany 1-0 in the final.

Still, Messi remains the only player in history to have claimed six Ballons d'Or that is arguably enough to be considered the greatest player of all time.

Source: Quora