Lionel Messi's back number 10 has a fundamental reason.


Diego Maradona /

The history of F.C. Barcelona's back number 10 begins in Maradona.

"Theigo Maradona," who became the world's top star in 1979 when Argentina won the "Youth World Cup," moved from "Bocajunius" to Barcelona in the summer of 1982. His transfer fee was 6 billion won at the time, the highest in the world. At this time, his number was 10, and only Luis Suarez, who was active in the 1950s, and Juan Asensi, who led the league title in 1979, were famous as 10number in Barcelona before Maradona. After coming to Barcelona, Maradona's number 10 became a huge name.


Maradona has scored 38 goals in 58 games over the past two years for Barcelona, and has not only scored the most goals in the team, but has also given the team the trophy twice. This led to a tough tackle on Maradona on the competition team, and due to the increased checks, Maradona had to leave the team due to a lot of stress, but the record she left in Barcelona was enough to show why he was the world's most talented person.



Barcelona romario /

Romario, a man who has scored 127 goals in five years for PSV.

Romario, the best player in the Netherlands PSV, scored 127 goals in five years and recorded the league's top scorer twice. Meanwhile, in 1993, Barcelona's number 10 was surprisingly Stojikov, who was responsible for the team's scoring, although the defensive midfielder at the time had number 10 on his back.


He showed outstanding performance as the team's ace since the early 1990s, and he had a lot of complaints when Romario was recruited to Barcelona in 1993. The reason is that in these days, we could only have up to 3 foreigners. When Romario was recruited, there were four foreigners. Nevertheless, Rormario actively approached stoichkov, making them best friends. They played together for only a year, but their performance resulted in 50 goals, and Rormario devastated the league with five hat tricks alone.


Also, Romario, who won the 1994 World Cup with 5 goals and 1 assist, did not win the Ballon d'Or, which only European players could win, and Stoichikov, who played with him, was the 10th best player at the time.



Rivaldo /

He was wearing number 10, but number 11 is his back number.

It is true that Rivaldo was number 10 in Barcelona, but his number was number 11 before moving to Barcelona. This number never changed no matter which team he went to. Even when he won the 1999 Ballon d'Or in Barcelona, his number was 11. Number 11 means the second ace in the team after number 10.


Instead of Rivaldo, who played as 11number times in the four years since his transfer to Barcelona, the players who wore 10 times were Brazilian Giovanni and Litmanen from Santos. When Litmanen, who showed outstanding performance in the Dutch league, suffered a slump, Rivaldo began to score as 10number times in the 2000/2001 season and scored 23 goals and 10 assists in the league alone.


It's only been two years since Rivaldo played for Barcelona as 10number times, but the team's ace was Rivaldo with goals and records that gave Barcelona a Champions League ticket over the period.


Juan Roman Riquelme /

Rivaldo, who left, and the 10 digit that followed.

Argentina's "Liquelme" joined Barcelona when Rivaldo moved to "AC Milan" in 2002 and the 10th was empty. He has always played as 10number times since he played soccer, so as 10number times was a given in Barcelona. The tactics at the time made Liquelme position as a left winger and unable to show his talent when he was unable to move freely, his main specialty.

Even when the team's performance was poor, Liquelme still had nine assists in the season and became the fourth-most offensive point in the team. For Liquelme, his year in Barcelona was a failure, but he was not in a position to show his talent, so it was difficult to adapt.


Ronaldinho messi /


Ronaldinho Appeared in Barcelona in 2003

In 2003, Barcelona had many outstanding players. Ronaldinho, who joined Barcelona in 2003, became the ace in the team with his brilliant personal skills and his number 10 became his. Before Ronaldinho joined Barcelona, there was a time when he wanted to have 10 times but couldn't. In the 2002 World Cup, he gave up 10 times to Rivaldo and had 11 times, and when he first joined Paris Saint-Germain, he was defeated by the best player of the time, J.J. Okocha, and 11 times were taken away. In the end, Ronaldinho, who chose No. 21, was given No. 10 in Barcelona and made the ground his own, and he kept No. 10 before leaving Barcelona in 2008.


Although Lionel Messi has been posting more than 20 offensive points every year for two years since 2006, ten were Ronaldinho's. Eventually, Messi ran on the ground with No. 19number. Ronaldinho acknowledged Messi as the as 10number best player of all time, saying, "No one should touch him 10 times after Messi's retirement."


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