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《曾经那个只能用餐巾纸写合同的孩子》

翻译来自虎扑:http://bbs.hupu.com/10688554.html

原文:http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/oct/15/lionel-messi-barcelona-decade?CMP=twt_gu

我真是喜欢这一篇,转来自己存档用。请一定看完全文啊。

“...Things were moving. Messi was progressing quickly, racing through the system, scoring goals. Cadete, Juvenil A, Juvenil B, Barcelona C, Barcelona B and then the first team. As he accelerated, he went through five levels in barely a year and a half. In November 2003, Barcelona went to Porto for a friendly, the inaugural game in the new Estádio do Dragão. Frank Rijkaard asked for some kids to fill out the team and Messi was one of them. “He     is a boy with a lot of talent,” Rijkaard said.

His competitive debut came on 16 October 2004, a decade agotomorrow, against Espanyol at Montjuïc, a stroll up the escalators from the Plaza de España where Messi spent his first night in Barcelona. He replaced Deco in the 82nd minute of a game that one headline paper described as “not much of a derby”. Asked about the shirt he wore, he replied: “That’s for my mum, who is back in Argentina,” adding: “I will remember those 10 minutes my whole life.”

Others would not, until now. A brief article at the foot of page five of the Catalan sports newspaper El Mundo Deportivo noted that he was the youngest Barcelona player since Paulino Alcántara made his debut in 1912 and that was pretty much that. Beside his name on the paper’s team sheet, it said “sc”, sin clasificación: he had not been on long enough to even get a match rating. “He hardly had time to shine,” it said. Leo Messi had not done much. Not something that could be said often over the next 10 years."

之后的故事进展有点像快进,梅西成长的太迅速了,就像是在跟体制赛跑一样。他不停地洞穿球网、突破上限,Cadete、Juvenil A、Juvenil B、Barcelona C、Barcelona B,最后是一队。在不到一年半的时间里,他连跃五道龙门。2003年十一月,巴萨要作客波尔图去踢一场友谊赛,那是为筹备欧洲杯而兴建的巨龙球场的揭幕战。里杰卡尔德带上了几个凑人头、开眼界的孩子,梅西就是其中之一。“这孩子潜力很大。”里杰卡尔德当时是这么说的。

而正式比赛的首秀来的稍微慢一些,那是2004年的10月16日,一日之差,十年之前。当时的对手是西班牙人,而地点还是在蒙特惠奇山上的圣殿,那个从普拉萨酒店搭一段扶梯就可以直达的地方,十四年前,梅西就是这里度过了自己的第一个巴塞罗那之夜。在这场被报纸头条形容成“算不上一场德比”的比赛中,在悬念已失的第82分钟,梅西换下了德科。事后有人问起他当时穿的球衣在哪里,而他的回答是:“这是留给我妈妈的,她已经回阿根廷了。”他顿了顿,又补上一句:“这十分钟让我铭记终生。”

但直到今天之前,其他人也许就不太容易想起这回事了。那一天,只有《世界体育报》在五版的底角放了一则简讯,指出梅西已经成为自1912年的保利诺-阿尔坎塔拉之后,代表巴萨出场的最年轻球员。而在赛后打分的栏目里,他的名字后面写着两个小字:sc——sin clasificación,出场时间不足无法评分。“他没什么表现时间,”这是当时的评语。确实,莱昂-梅西当时确实没做什么,特别是跟之后这波澜壮阔的十年相比。

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