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Post by Harmonica Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:32 pm

The prestigious US magazine “Time” has named the Barça number 10 as one of the 32 candidates for this year’s Person of the Year Award

The magazine claims that Messi has: “taken the most popular sport in the world to new heights above commercial success”

The US magazine "Time" has included Leo Messi amongst the 32 candidates for the Person of the Year 2011. The list includes figures such as Steve Jobs, Angela Merkel, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Silvio Berlusconi, Kate Middleton and Nicolas Sarkozy and the final choice will be announced in December.

"Best player of his generation"

The magazine's website claims Messi has managed to create "a unanimous opinion amongst fans throughout the world" that he is "the best player of his generation." Although the magazine points out that Messi has yet to win the World Cup, it stresses that "he has won everything with his club, Barça and is "on the way to winning his third World Player of the Year award," whilst reminding its readers that he recently – in the Champions League game against Viktoria Pilsen - chalked up his 200th goal with the Club.

Time also commented that Messi "has taken the most popular sport in the world to a new commercial level of success, as shown by the fact that so many North American children go to school in a Barça shirt."
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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:35 pm

What has he done to deserve this?

Apart from gain weight and contribute to the planet's obesity count.
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Post by Senor Penguin Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:52 pm

Rofl @ the candidates.

I cheer for Silvio, self-declared Jesus Christ of politics. Laughing

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Post by Sushi Master Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:52 pm

Only thing Messi's not winning this year.
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Post by the xcx Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:55 pm

lol @ Messi being the candidate and shit
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Post by Lord Spencer Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:03 pm

They should give the award to the Arabic Revolutionists. Other than that, there were mostly uninteresting people and events going down.

And a financial meltdown in the world.
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Post by Senor Penguin Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:31 pm

Lord Spencer wrote:They should give the award to the Arabic Revolutionists. Other than that, there were mostly uninteresting people and events going down.

And a financial meltdown in the world.
You can vote for the "Youth Arab Protesters": http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2098471_2098472,00.html

They're the fifth candidate.

I'm not sure whether this actually influences the final decision or not, but they've made it look democratic.

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Post by che Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:33 pm

tbh messi has as much shout to be the person of the year as people whose achievements list "married a royal family member" and "died"...
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Post by Albiceleste Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:34 pm

GOAT :bow:

lol at madrid fans derailing the thread already

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Post by izzy Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:36 pm

So, what did he do to even be a candidate?
Play football?

Interesting.
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Post by Grande_Milano Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:36 pm

I d gave it to Balotelli. Every year
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Post by Senor Penguin Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:38 pm

Lionel Messi wrote:GOAT :bow:

lol at madrid fans derailing the thread already
Derailing the thread how?

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Post by justdoit_ Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:40 pm

What?

Where the hell was MJ's nomination years ago?

Better and more influential than Messi in his respective sport.
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Post by Art Morte Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:41 pm

Oh the divine Jack Black, what on Earth are figures like Steve Jobs, Silvio Berlusconi and Sarkozy doing on the list :?:

But I think it's cool Messi is there, too.
The best in the world in the most popular sport in the world and I haven't seen anything negative about his personality either. Which can be considered as a bit of an achievement as we know a celebrity of his stature is so closely followed by the press.

A great role-model.


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Post by Senor Penguin Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:41 pm

The hundreds of millions of passionate soccer fans around the world don't agree on much, but there's near unanimity that Lionel Messi is the greatest player of his generation. Unlike his compatriot Diego Maradona, the 24-year-old Argentine might not have lifted the most important prize of them all — a World Cup — but he's won everything that matters for his club, Barcelona (such as multiple La Liga and Champions League titles, including the defeat of Manchester United), and he is in the running for his third Ballon d'Or in a row. Leo's latest achievement: scoring his 200th goal for Barça, a staggering feat that took him only 286 games to achieve. In the process, Messi has brought the world's most popular sport to even greater heights of commercial appeal and success, as evidenced by the growing numbers of American kids wearing Messi's Barça jersey to school.
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2098471_2098472_2098473,00.html

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Post by izzy Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:49 pm

Senor Penguin wrote:
The hundreds of millions of passionate soccer fans around the world don't agree on much, but there's near unanimity that Lionel Messi is the greatest player of his generation. Unlike his compatriot Diego Maradona, the 24-year-old Argentine might not have lifted the most important prize of them all — a World Cup — but he's won everything that matters for his club, Barcelona (such as multiple La Liga and Champions League titles, including the defeat of Manchester United), and he is in the running for his third Ballon d'Or in a row. Leo's latest achievement: scoring his 200th goal for Barça, a staggering feat that took him only 286 games to achieve. In the process, Messi has brought the world's most popular sport to even greater heights of commercial appeal and success, as evidenced by the growing numbers of American kids wearing Messi's Barça jersey to school.
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2098471_2098472_2098473,00.html

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Post by justdoit_ Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:52 pm

I've seen one Messi kit on campus (19k)...been here two years...
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Post by JuvenelCuore Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:56 pm

Some absurd names. Messi alone makes kids go to school in Barcelona jerseys ? Yes, because he is the only big name on the team. Not like Xavi, Iniesta, Puyol, Fabregas, Villa, Daniel Alves, etc. have any importance. Just mediocre and unknown players if you ask me. :coffee:

Kate Middleton is just outrageous too...what has she done ? She travels a little bit, shakes a few hands, and then goes home to a castle. Cool. :coffee:
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Post by Magricos Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:58 pm

What derailing of the thread.

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Post by Pedram Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:01 am

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Post by Senor Penguin Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:03 am

justdoit_ wrote:I've seen one Messi kit on campus (19k)...been here two years...
It's not really the amount of kits... It's the amount of zeros on FIFA's cheque list for Time magazine.

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Post by justdoit_ Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:06 am

Zuckerberg took the cake last year, deservedly.

I'd like SEAL Team 6 to win.
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Post by Jack Daniels Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:23 am

Kate middleton!? seriously!?
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Post by lenear1030 Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:29 am

jiopsi wrote:

Time also commented that Messi "has taken the most popular sport in the world to a new commercial level of success, as shown by the fact that so many North American children go to school in a Barça shirt."


More people had barca shirts on here during the Ronaldinho days


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Post by Kev Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:24 am

Drogba must be facepalming so hard right now...
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