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Tito Vilanova

Tito Vilanova is the current head coach of FC Barcelona. Previously, he was assistant to Pep Guardiola, who he replaced in the summer of 2012. At age 44, he is one of the younger managers in the Spanish Primera Liga. Before going into coaching, Tito Vilanova had a modest career as a midfield player, being released by Barcelona and playing for several lower level clubs, making only a handful of appearances at the top level.

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Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi, popularly referred to in Spanish media as Leo Messi, was born in June 24, 1987, in Argentina. He currently plays for FC Barcelona as a forward in the famous role of a false number nine. Following his inaugural win of the FIFA  Ballon d’Or in 2009, Lionel Messi has proceeded to win the prize on three other occasions, in 2010, 2011, and 2012, making him the first player in the history of the sport to ever win the accolade a record of four times.

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