Lionel Andres Messi is well know for his goalscoring abilities, dribbling, magnificent free kick techniques and dismantling strategy to his opponents.
There has been a lot of speculation as his nickname 'La Pulga' is gaining fame. Almost 46% of football fans know this name. Today, we are going deep to bring you the meaning and why Lionel Messi was nicknamed La Pulga.
Since he was a child, Messi had a small body size. When he was 13years old, his height was only 3.6 feet tall and he was the shortest person in his team. His family nicknamed him, Pulguita which means little flea in English. He was given that name because of his body size.
Spanish journalists gave Messi the nickname Hercules which is a name of a Greek God but that name did not last long. Argentine journalists nicknamed him La Pulga after having a successful with Barcelona scoring 90+ goals.
La Pulga simply means a flea in English. He was given that nickname due to his small size. Now, the world knows him as Lionel Messi La Pulga!
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