At the NOU CAMP , Barcelona at their trophy and room which have the photos of all the footballers who ever played for Barcelona over the years . But there is also a framed contract signed by Jorge Messi, the father and agent of Lionel Messi. So when Barcelona picked up Lionel Messi when he was a thirteen year old boy ,from Rosario, Argentina. the Argentinean giants River Plate refused to sign Lionel Messi, as he was suffering from Hormone deficiency, and one thing was clear the treatment for Lionel Messi would take a long time and it would be very costly as well, far to risky for clubs. But only Barcelona were very brave and had great faith in that little boy who has scored a hat trick against Real Madrid when nineteen years of age. So the first contract between Barcelona and Lionel Messi was made in a hotel and written on a napkin, Barcelona were worried they may have to tear it all up far to early. No wonder Lionel Messi is so grateful and so very loyal to Barcelona. At a time when money talks more then loyalty today.