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Naomi Osaka, Lionel Messi, Rassie Erasmus, Samuel Eto’o, Christian Eriksen and they Royal AM bakkie made headlines in sport in 2021. Photo: Getty, BackPagePix
Naomi Osaka, Lionel Messi, Rassie Erasmus, Samuel Eto’o, Christian Eriksen and they Royal AM bakkie made headlines in sport in 2021. Photo: Getty, BackPagePix

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Messi leaves Barça after 20 years

After more than two illustrious decades at FC Barcelona, Argentine striker Lionel Messi officially left the Spanish powerhouse in August.

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