WATCH: When young Leo Messi sent Luis Rubiales to the shops

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Before his time as RFEF president and the most recent incidents, Luis Rubiales was actually a footballer himself, playing as a a full-back.

Rubiales retired in the Scottish Premier League with Hamilton Academical after a ten-year career in Spain, hanging his boots up after just three games in Scotland at the age of 32.

But just two years before his move to Scotland, Luis Rubiales got to meet the teenage sensation Lionel Messi when Barcelona faced Levante back in 2007.

Messi’s star was already on the rise in La Liga as the Argentine had already led Argentina to the U-20 World Cup triumph, With a Golden Ball and Golden Boot to his name, as well as the World Cup title.

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