24-year-old Spaniard/Atletico Madrid fan, Suli swam approximately 1km in the waters in Ibiza, Spain, to meet Argentine/Barcelona football star Lionel Messi.
Suli was reportedly at the shores of the sea relaxing and all that when he spotted Lionel Messi's yacht and went all the way in, securing his phone in a plastic bag for the selfie but was disappointed by his phone after it got soaked in the ordeal. Messi, however made the young man's day, granting him chat-time and the selfie with one of his phones and promised to send the photos to the determined man.
"I lost my telephone but I gained a photo with Messi. As he spoke and addressed me, he didn't come across as a global superstar. He was very humble, very hospitable, both him and his family were wonderful."
Suli also spoke about sighting Portuguese/Real Madrid footballer and number 2016 FIFA Ballon d'Or contender Cristiano Ronaldo at the club but couldn't meet him because he was heavily guarded.
"I couldn't even shake his hand, he was surrounded by security and I couldn't get anywhere near him."