Leonardo Faccio was born in Buenos Aires in 1971. He has spent the last ten years living in Barcelona, where he writes for various publications, including El Periodico and Etiqueta Negra, and received an honorable mention from the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Iberoamerican Foundation for New Journalism. He was not a fan of soccer until he first learned of Lionel Messi.
After reading Messi, Leonardo Faccio's exceedingly
well-written, captivating, and almost poetic biography of arguably
the best soccer player the world has ever known, I can tell you
what Lionel Messi would be doing if he didn't play soccer:
I have seen the player who will inherit my place in Argentine football and his name is Messi.