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28-Mar-2012  
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LIONEL MESSI ... the Cameroon teenager with the same name as Barcelona star
 
 
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MEET Lionel Messi — not the Barcelona star but a Cameroon Under-17s prospect who has just joined French second tier side Angers SCO.

The 16-year-old caused a stir when his famous name appeared on the squad list of the Toulouse-based club.

Stats experts Infostrada spotted Messi on their database and began to investigate.

A spokesman said: "We were shocked to learn that Lionel Messi had signed with Angers.

"We then found out that this is not the world famous superstar but a 16-year-old prospect from Cameroon going by exactly the same name.

"We never get confused because even though our database now contains more than a million football players each player has his own person ID."
 
 
Source: thesun.co.uk
 
 

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