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DejaVu
05-07-15, 17:47
Dont know if this is authentic.
http://www.ysearch.org/lastname_view.asp?uid=&letter=&lastname=messi&viewuid=T9AWB&p=0#

https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10423923_726826964110174_7302577879569188175_n.jpg ?oh=d09639d829ad9c8f0f47da8e9ea620ea&oe=56206330
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSbuF-lhDzY79IwPqcPqPdQOi4ZhNrjxKZzUJleOKnxUYsMrzr7

Alan
05-07-15, 18:55
If thats really him, I always thought his profile looks more Caucasic or Indo European with his high nose bridge :). So he is G2a1? the type found mostly among Ossetians. The same type the Ossetian Stalin also belonged to.

ancient Alans anyone?

Lionel, the Alan, Messi.


Haplogroup G2a1 and its subgroups represent the majority of haplogroup G samples in some parts of the Caucasus Mountains (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caucasus_Mountains) area. They are found only in tiny numbers elsewhere. So far all G2a1 persons have a value of 10 at STR (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_tandem_repeat) marker DYS392. G2a1a persons also typically have higher values for DYS385b, such as 16, 17 or 18, than seen in most G persons.
The North Ossetians in the mid northern Caucasus area of Russia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia) belong overwhelmingly to the G2a1 subgroup based on available samples. The South Ossetians and Svans (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svans) generally south of North Ossetia have significant number of G2a1 persons, but population percentages have not yet been provided.
The presence of the SNP P18 mutation characterizes G2a1a's only subgroup, G2a1a. The reliability of both P16 and P18 in identifying everyone in each of these categories has been questioned and individual components of the SNP have to be examined.
Ashkenazi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashkenazi) Jewish G2a1a men with northeastern European ancestry form a distinct cluster based on STR marker values. Men from the Caucasus and men from eastern Europe also form distinctive STR clusters.

Garrick
05-07-15, 19:45
What's interesting, several G2a carriers who I know are very capable/intelligent people. Just an observation.

Sile
05-07-15, 20:34
There are 211 families in Italy with surname Messi

85 families in the Marche region and 69 in the Lombardy region ...............that's 75% of Italy, only Lombardy had Spanish control for a period in history.

I might look up how his family went to Argentina


heraldry states...from Friuli , the oldest name of Messi appears

Antica e nobile famiglia originaria di Udine. Il commendator G.B. di Crollalanza riporta la blasonatura di questa famiglia nei volumi del suo Dizionario storico blasonico delle famiglie nobili e notabili italiane. Questa nobile famiglia, come rilevasi dal Giovan-Pietro Crescenzi Romani , nella sua "Corona della Nobiltà d'Italia, ovvero compendio delle istorie delle famiglie illustri", stampato in Bologna dal Tebaldini, vuolsi originaria del Piemonte, onde apprese le alte cariche e titoli


127 Messi families in Rhone-Alpes in France

586 Messi families in France

So , France and Italy are the main areas for the name in Europe.

Angela
05-07-15, 22:11
According to Wiki his great grandfather came from the Marche, so that's the source of the "supposed" y DNA. His mother's surname is also Italian. From other things I've read it appears there's also Spanish in there, and as a result perhaps a bit of Amerindian, but basically he's of Southern European descent and in most pictures that's all I see: southern European of perhaps more of an Italian cast to my eyes, at least.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionel_Messi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recanati
http://1.lavenircdn.net/Assets/Images_Upload/Actu24/2012/11/06/Lionel_Messi.jpg.h600.jpg

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/f8/99/5f/f8995f8f5badba93dcd86b34b0b46a75.jpg


In some pictures I do see a bit of Amerindian, but I wonder if I would have picked it up if I hadn't known about the ancestry.
http://cache1.asset-cache.net/gc/178650575-footballer-lionel-messi-is-photographed-on-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=GkZZ8bf5zL1ZiijUmxa7QRPuWwdAd%2BeMQbacSWPGMPWB7l y6SluAfX2oFPZg8eoy66qEZ67iSn%2BcRyzcjuPHLxIfQcdHPO BfOkR9obHeOPE%3D

I know this stuff is fun, but in reality uniparental markers don't necessarily tell us that much about anything, and especially not about phenotype. My mtDna is pure EHG and steppe Indo-European, and I don't think I look like them at all.

Alan
05-07-15, 22:36
Thanks Sile and Angela.

Italy/Iberia or France all of the regions were known for some Alan/Sarmatian settlements and mercenaries.


But the most interesting fact is, he is G2a1, which is not the typical EEF Haplogroup. Those were mostly G2a2 and G2a3. G2a1 is specifically high among Ossetians and the North and West Caucasus region. An Alan origin of his yDNA is very plausible. The funny thing is he actually reminds me of an old school comrade who was Ossetians and his name was Alan :).

And yes I agree he looks very South European (but more Italy to Southeast Europe) or North Caucasian. As I said I always thought he has a very Caucasian profile (high nose bridge). But maybe thats just me seeing more as there really is :)


Mithridates of Pontus.

http://fanaticus.org/DBA/armies/II48/mithridates4.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/12/09/article-0-02AC564A00000514-886_634x426.jpghttp://media2.fcbarcelona.com/media/asset_publics/resources/000/074/066/size_320x250/2013-11-06_OTRO_BARCELONA-MILAN_11-Optimized.v1383846951.v1383908502.JPG

Alan
05-07-15, 22:49
his father, here we can see from where he got his look.
https://celebritylifestyle24.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/jorge-horacio-messi.jpg%3Fw%3D430

Degredado
06-07-15, 03:41
I have serious doubts about this being authentic. Even if a professional football player - Messi, of all players - happened to have an interest in genetic genealogy, which I find highly unlikely, I don't think he would bother to register on a public Y-DNA database site, with his full name. Unless some researchers/geneticists approached the guy and convinced him to submit a DNA sample and to allow them to publish it. That sounds a little less implausible, but not by much. Messi appears to be extremely reserved as well, which makes it all even more unlikely.

If this really is legitimate though, it would probably be the coolest "celebrity Y-DNA" discovery made so far.

Fluffy
06-07-15, 03:45
I have serious doubts about this being authentic. Even if a professional football player - Messi, of all players - happened to have an interest in genetic genealogy, which I find highly unlikely, I don't think he would bother to register on a public Y-DNA database site, with his full name. Unless some researchers/geneticists approached the guy and convinced him to submit a DNA sample and to allow them to publish it. That sounds a little less implausible, but not by much. Messi appears to be extremely reserved as well, which makes it all even more unlikely.

If this really is legitimate though, it would probably be the coolest "celebrity Y-DNA" discovery made so far.

I agree. I dought it's legit. Would be all over the Internet and it's not.

Alan
06-07-15, 04:30
I have serious doubts about this being authentic. Even if a professional football player - Messi, of all players - happened to have an interest in genetic genealogy, which I find highly unlikely, I don't think he would bother to register on a public Y-DNA database site, with his full name. Unless some researchers/geneticists approached the guy and convinced him to submit a DNA sample and to allow them to publish it. That sounds a little less implausible, but not by much. Messi appears to be extremely reserved as well, which makes it all even more unlikely.

If this really is legitimate though, it would probably be the coolest "celebrity Y-DNA" discovery made so far.
I see what you mean, I agree it could be not him.
But if it is not him, why bother and take such a very unmainstream and specific Haplogroup such as G2a1. If it was fake I would expect someone to take a more mainstream and well known Haplogroup. And this is not just some random website. It belongs to ftDNA as far as I know.

And just by the way, I have realized that people who seem in their private life very "reserved" are those who are usually interested in very specific and not so mainstream things. ANd it's not like he is the first star to have taken a DNA test. Jessica Alba, Muhammed Ali, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Dr. Oz. and many more have taken DNA tests. It has become more mainstream as some people might think.

Degredado
06-07-15, 05:05
I see what you mean, I agree it could be not him.
But if it is not him, why bother and take such a very unmainstream and specific Haplogroup such as G2a1. If it was fake I would expect someone to take a more mainstream and well known Haplogroup. And this is not just some random website. It belongs to ftDNA as far as I know.

And just by the way, I have realized that people who seem in their private life very "reserved" are those who are usually interested in very specific and not so mainstream things. ANd it's not like he is the first star to have taken a DNA test. Jessica Alba, Muhammed Ali, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Dr. Oz. and many more have taken DNA tests. It has become more mainstream as some people might think.

Well, considering Stalin is the most notorious confirmed G2a1 person, perhaps some random G2a1 guy, who happens to be a big Barça/Messi fan, wanted to improve his haplogroup's reputation? Haha. God knows why someone would do that, but there is always someone willing to do silly things like that. The more I think about it though, the more I realize that it really wouldn't be completely insane to think that some genetics researchers from, let's say, a Barcelona university spoke to Messi and gave him a brief explanation about haplogroups, showing him that many famous people have had their DNA tested and revealed etc. As Fluffy pointed out though, this would surely have made the news by now, at the very least in the scientific community. Well now I'm skeptical again...

Alan
06-07-15, 14:10
let's say, a Barcelona university spoke to Messi and gave him a brief explanation about haplogroups, showing him that many famous people have had their DNA tested and revealed etc. As Fluffy pointed out though, this would surely have made the news by now, at the very least in the scientific community. Well now I'm skeptical again...


Thats a possibility. And after thinking about it. Even more plausible seems this scenario. What if Messi didn't take the test for ancestral reasons first, but health reason? He maybe wanted to learn more about his genetic health as we all know he had some issues with his height in younger years.

Also as mentioned above the site seems to belong to ftDNA, I have serious doubts that such a company would let someone fake a famous individual. Especially the part where it says G2a1 (tested) seems that they are confirming to have tested the individual who he claims to be (Messi).

And DNA research be it for health or ancetral reasons has become very mainstream. I know from top of my head at lest dozens of famous individuals who have taken one. And those were not in the news either. I didn't knew from news that Tom Hanks or Muhammed Ali had taken a DNA test until I saw it on the 23andme page.

But than it still could really be a fake.

Kardu
06-07-15, 14:25
Most probably a silly joke of some guy from the Caucasus


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Kardu
06-07-15, 14:28
Thats a possibility. And after thinking about it. Even more plausible seems this scenario. What if Messi didn't take the test for ancestral reasons first, but health reason? He maybe wanted to learn more about his genetic health as we all know he had some issues with his height in younger years. Also as mentioned above the site seems to belong to ftDNA, I have serious doubts that such a company would let someone fake a famous individual. Especially the part where it says G2a1 (tested) seems that they are confirming to have tested the individual who he claims to be (Messi).And DNA research be it for health or ancetral reasons has become very mainstream. I know from top of my head at lest dozens of famous individuals who have taken one. And those were not in the news either. I didn't knew from news that Tom Hanks or Muhammed Ali had taken a DNA test until I saw it on the 23andme page.But than it still could really be a fake.

You can set up an account with invented STR markers and a fake name on Ysearch.

Only sure thing is that the STR markers are not fake in this particular case because it has the note FTDNA tested.

Drac II
06-07-15, 14:51
From other things I've read it appears there's also Spanish in there, and as a result perhaps a bit of Amerindian,

What does that have to do with Amerindian ancestry? You probably mean Argentine i.e. from Argentina, where there is a native Amerindian population around where his family could have picked up some traces of that ancestry.

Angela
06-07-15, 14:58
What does that have to do with Amerindian ancestry? You probably mean Argentine i.e. from Argentina, where there is a native Amerindian population around where his family could have picked up some traces of that ancestry.

How typical. Relax. Obviously, I meant that there might be Amerindian admix from the Spanish-Argentinians. Virtually every Argentine result I've seen has some Amerindian. The only exceptions are the descendents of recent immigrants where all four grandparents were born in Europe.

Degredado
06-07-15, 16:20
Mithridates of Pontus.

http://fanaticus.org/DBA/armies/II48/mithridates4.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/12/09/article-0-02AC564A00000514-886_634x426.jpghttp://media2.fcbarcelona.com/media/asset_publics/resources/000/074/066/size_320x250/2013-11-06_OTRO_BARCELONA-MILAN_11-Optimized.v1383846951.v1383908502.JPG


The similarity between Messi and the Mithridates bust is eerie. The only difference is that Messi has smaller, deeper-set eyes.

Fluffy
06-07-15, 17:04
[QUOTE=Degredado;461803]The similarity between Messi and the Mithridates bust is eerie. The only difference is that Messi has smaller, deeper

lol they do look quite alike :)

Angela
06-07-15, 17:46
The jaw as well as the eyes are wrong, although you can tell there is ancestry in common. As for the nose, I hardly think that's all due to the Alans, who were a very small group in terms of invasions. Plus, you can already see high bridged noses in Greek statuary of the Archaic period, as we've discussed before. I think it may be a legacy of the second wave of the Neolithic whose results we've seen in Sopot and Lengyel.

That was their "ideal" nose. I'm sure they put it in even if it wasn't there in nature at times.

https://cjb07.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/f249_11.jpg

http://www.souvenirsfromgreece.com/images/diana_bust.JPG

Degredado
06-07-15, 19:44
The jaw as well as the eyes are wrong, although you can tell there is ancestry in common. As for the nose, I hardly think that's all due to the Alans, who were a very small group in terms of invasions. Plus, you can already see high bridged noses in Greek statuary of the Archaic period, as we've discussed before. I think it may be a legacy of the second wave of the Neolithic whose results we've seen in Sopot and Lengyel.

That was their "ideal" nose. I'm sure they put it in even if it wasn't there in nature at times.

https://cjb07.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/f249_11.jpg

http://www.souvenirsfromgreece.com/images/diana_bust.JPG


When I went to Italy a few years ago, I noticed the amount of people who have this "Greek statue profile" - the high nose bridge forming a near 90 degree angle with the ground, combined with the shortish/smallish jawline but with a prominent chin. Of course not all Greeks and Italians have this appearance, but you see this type of look among them more commonly than among any other nationality. "One face, one race", isn't that what they say?

Sile
06-07-15, 20:09
I have serious doubts about this being authentic. Even if a professional football player - Messi, of all players - happened to have an interest in genetic genealogy, which I find highly unlikely, I don't think he would bother to register on a public Y-DNA database site, with his full name. Unless some researchers/geneticists approached the guy and convinced him to submit a DNA sample and to allow them to publish it. That sounds a little less implausible, but not by much. Messi appears to be extremely reserved as well, which makes it all even more unlikely.

If this really is legitimate though, it would probably be the coolest "celebrity Y-DNA" discovery made so far.

Maybe, but I have dealings with people in ysearch and it's common for the contact link to not be the person in question, but a relative who runs the family tree search line, example, I was contacting a person from Hesse Germany , but the link was in south Carolina in USA. This person gave me all the info I required and matched what little piece of knowledge i had plus gave me much more information.

Just ask a simple question on the link and see what happens

Sile
06-07-15, 20:14
Thats a possibility. And after thinking about it. Even more plausible seems this scenario. What if Messi didn't take the test for ancestral reasons first, but health reason? He maybe wanted to learn more about his genetic health as we all know he had some issues with his height in younger years.

Also as mentioned above the site seems to belong to ftDNA, I have serious doubts that such a company would let someone fake a famous individual. Especially the part where it says G2a1 (tested) seems that they are confirming to have tested the individual who he claims to be (Messi).

And DNA research be it for health or ancetral reasons has become very mainstream. I know from top of my head at lest dozens of famous individuals who have taken one. And those were not in the news either. I didn't knew from news that Tom Hanks or Muhammed Ali had taken a DNA test until I saw it on the 23andme page.

But than it still could really be a fake.

Isn't a ysearch code ID created after you had a ftdna test! ................surely you can back track to ftdna site and maybe even the G ftdna project site

Kardu
06-07-15, 20:27
Isn't a ysearch code ID created after you had a ftdna test! ................surely you can back track to ftdna site and maybe even the G ftdna project site

No, you can manually enter randome STRs and cerate a profile.

Although in this case it's indeed generated staight from the FTDNA which can be seen by - G2a1 (Tested). manual ones don't get that.

Alan
06-07-15, 20:34
No, you can manually enter randome STRs and cerate a profile.

Although in this case it's indeed generated staight from the FTDNA which can be seen by - G2a1 (Tested). manual ones don't get that.
So as we all agree it came straight of ftDNA (tested) and therefore should have been under some kind of inspection. Can/should we really assume that ftDNA did not bother to check if someone is faking to be a very prominent individual or the real guy?

I somehow have my doubts. If they really didn't check for authentity of this samples origin, than thats a real scandal and shame on them.:grin:

Kardu
06-07-15, 20:42
So as we all agree it came straight of ftDNA (tested) and therefore should have been under some kind of inspection. Can/should we really assume that ftDNA did not bother to check if someone is faking to be a very prominent individual or the real guy?

I somehow have my doubts. If they really didn't check for authentity of this samples origin, than thats a real scandal and shame on them.:grin:

They don't and can't vrify the names and surnames.

Alan
06-07-15, 20:51
They don't and can't vrify the names and surnames.

I think they can. When a costumer orders a kit. He has to give his adress (with name, surname and where he is living) additional to that, I had to fill in a formular with all my data. If now some dude from let's say Georgia/Ossetia or England sends in a kit claiming to be located in Barcelona and being a world famous football athlete. Than you should be suspicious. Let alone his Credit card he used to pay if it is a totally different name on it too.

Maybe it's different with ftDNA. At 23andme however I had to go through those steps above.

But take in mind we are not talking about some random individual. We are talking about a very famous person. This alone should make ftDNA obligated to ensure that he is the individual he claims to be. :)

Angela
06-07-15, 20:58
When I went to Italy a few years ago, I noticed the amount of people who have this "Greek statue profile" - the high nose bridge forming a near 90 degree angle with the ground, combined with the shortish/smallish jawline but with a prominent chin. Of course not all Greeks and Italians have this appearance, but you see this type of look among them more commonly than among any other nationality. "One face, one race", isn't that what they say?

Obviously, there's overlap between certain Italians and certain Greeks. (For what it's worth, in my experience it's usually Greeks who say "una faccia, una razza". :))

As for that particular nose type, it exists, but it's certainly not the majority. A curved nose is even less common.
I know actors and actresses are not usually the best examples of very common phenotypes, but when this subject came up before, I looked, and the only actress I could find who has a version of it is the Sardinian actress Caterina Murino.

Often, someone who I think is going to have it, doesn't when you see their profile.

This still isn't quite the same:
https://shechive.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/eye-candy-fabio-cannavaro-1.jpg?w=500

as Antinous, considered the handsomest man of his time, although in the same family, perhaps?
http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger/2301/3378/1600/545685/Antinous%20Ecouen%202.jpg


In terms of everyday people, I think that some areas, particularly rural ones with not too much admixture, will have certain "types" that are common to it.

You could take a look at this thread I put together of neighbors from my home region. I would say that the most common nose is long, narrow bridged and then wider at the base, but in profile view it doesn't have that 90 degree angle.
http://www.eupedia.com/forum/threads/30462-Native-phenotypes-of-Italian-villages-in-Eastern-Liguria-NW-Toscana

Sile
06-07-15, 21:26
I think they can. When a costumer orders a kit. He has to give his adress (with name, surname and where he is living) additional to that, I had to fill in a formular with all my data. If now some dude from let's say Georgia/Ossetia or England sends in a kit claiming to be located in Barcelona and being a world famous football athlete. Than you should be suspicious. Let alone his Credit card he used to pay if it is a totally different name on it too.

Maybe it's different with ftDNA. At 23andme however I had to go through those steps above.

But take in mind we are not talking about some random individual. We are talking about a very famous person. This alone should make ftDNA obligated to ensure that he is the individual he claims to be. :)

I believe it is Messi , but another family member is running the site or messi project .................it can even be his father who would have the same genetics

Fluffy
06-07-15, 21:56
I believe it is Messi , but another family member is running the site or messi project .................it can even be his father who would have the same genetics

It says born in 1987.

Alan
06-07-15, 22:03
It says born in 1987.

Thats Messi's birth year. What Sile meant was, it could be some family member like his father running the account. But the sample really being him.

Still there is the possibility that it is fake but this would be a small "Scandal" for a company like ftDNA :)

Fluffy
06-07-15, 22:10
Thats Messi's birth year. What Sile meant was, it could be some family member like his father running the account. But the sample really being him.

Still there is the possibility that it is fake but this would be a small "Scandal" for a company like ftDNA :)

I misread it. Thanks Alan.

oriental
06-07-15, 22:17
I think one of these DNA companies is run by the wife of one of the founders of Google either Larry Page or that Brin guy. It may be 23something.

Kardu
07-07-15, 00:25
I think they can. When a costumer orders a kit. He has to give his adress (with name, surname and where he is living) additional to that, I had to fill in a formular with all my data. If now some dude from let's say Georgia/Ossetia or England sends in a kit claiming to be located in Barcelona and being a world famous football athlete. Than you should be suspicious. Let alone his Credit card he used to pay if it is a totally different name on it too.

Maybe it's different with ftDNA. At 23andme however I had to go through those steps above.

But take in mind we are not talking about some random individual. We are talking about a very famous person. This alone should make ftDNA obligated to ensure that he is the individual he claims to be. :)

FTDNA is not checking what address you give. Plus you can update it any time. Same goes for a name and surname.

Regio X
07-07-15, 02:55
Thats a possibility. And after thinking about it. Even more plausible seems this scenario. What if Messi didn't take the test for ancestral reasons first, but health reason? He maybe wanted to learn more about his genetic health as we all know he had some issues with his height in younger years.Maybe. And I read somewhere that he is Asperger. I don't know if it's true.

Sile
07-07-15, 20:17
FTDNA is not checking what address you give. Plus you can update it any time. Same goes for a name and surname.

How does one get their kit for providing a sample if they give the wrong address?

Kardu
07-07-15, 21:26
How does one get their kit for providing a sample if they give the wrong address?

As I've said you can update your addess any time.
Plus, for example over years I've ordered great many kits for Georgian project and they all came to my address, so testees don't have thier addresses on their pages, but mine.

On top of that there are special services which allow to set up an address and then they deliver goods to you.

So it's very much possible :)

sparkey
07-07-15, 22:02
So, who here is going to try to contact "Messi"? When in doubt while investigating apparently famous Y-DNA, it's always helped me to simply use the contact feature.

Kardu
08-07-15, 10:57
So, who here is going to try to contact "Messi"? When in doubt while investigating apparently famous Y-DNA, it's always helped me to simply use the contact feature.


Since that profile has matches with several Georgians we did contact him two days ago. Let's see if "Messi" replies

Degredado
17-05-16, 17:48
Still no reply from "Messi"..?

Alan
17-05-16, 23:42
found something very interesting.

This year I found many articles, that Barcelona is the first team to use DNA tests to determine the physical stability of their athletes and doing so for years. And it says Messis DNA is the answer why he is so rarely injured.

I think this indicates or is kinda a confirmation that Messi was given a DNA test. I doubt that Barcelona FC has it's own genetic laboratory so I assume they are using one of the more famous big companies to do the tests for their athletes.

So as some people suggest this DNA test might indeed be of Messi but not ordered by him but the club.

Those things are just speculations of course, what we know however for sure, Messi did have a DNA test.



Barcelona's use of DNA testing could give them advantage over Arsenal


When Barcelona meet Arsenal in their Champions League encounter on the 24th of February, the Catalans could be taking to the pitch with a very significant advantage. The defending champions have pioneered the widespread use of DNA analysis for their squad, thus reducing the occurence of injuries, with only Rafinha being absent from the first team.
According to a report in the Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3456465/Barcelona-breaking-mould-DNA-testing-La-Liga-giants-prepare-Champions-League-clash-Arsenal.html), Barcelona doctor Ricard Pruna has been busy at work collecting DNA samples to identify a player’s proneness to injury. Matilda Lundblad, a Swedish doctor who is working with Pruna on a research project, said “It is very sci-fi. Doctor Ricard and I are looking at the genes in saliva and finding ways to individualise fitness programmes.”
Pruna has been busy swabbing the Barcelona player’s mouths, studying the genetic makeup of Barcelona’s highly tuned performers. The DNA profile is then used to identify any predilection to muscle injuries, allowing Barcelona’s medical staff to create specialized training regimes for each individual player.
It appears that Barcelona’s pioneering use of DNA analysis has paid off, as despite Lionel Messi suffering a two-month injury, the overall occurence has gone down in the 42 games Barcelona have played this season. In stark contrast, Arsenal who have played four less, have endured another injury ravaged season, despite an overhaul of fitness staff in the summer.
DNA testing gradually rising in football

Ricard Pruna is focussing on about 45 genes to improve Barcelona’s injury situation, although past testing by other clubs round the world have identified about a 100 genes as indicators to injury likelihood and player performance.
In 2011, an unnamed Premier League club asked, Marios Kambouris, then a molecular geneticist at Yale to carry out tests on their players. Kambouris revealed the outcome, saying “I have no idea which players they were but there were good genes in there, things which would positively affect their performance, such as their ability to have better aerobic respiration, which would give them more stamina on the pitch.”
DNA testing reveals quite a bit about a player’s injury proneness. For example, mutations in the COL5A1 gene can cause tendons to become loosely supported, thus indicating a tendency for muscle injuries.
Glen Johnson and Bryan Ruiz are two Premier League players to have confirmed their use of DNA testing while at Liverpool and Fulham respectively.






http://www.sportskeeda.com/football/barcelona-dna-testing-advantage-over-arsenal

Degredado
18-05-16, 00:21
found something very interesting.

This year I found many articles, that Barcelona is the first team to use DNA tests to determine the physical stability of their athletes and doing so for years. And it says Messis DNA is the answer why he is so rarely injured.

I think this indicates or is kinda a confirmation that Messi was given a DNA test. I doubt that Barcelona FC has it's own genetic laboratory so I assume they are using one of the more famous big companies to do the tests for their athletes.

So as some people suggest this DNA test might indeed be of Messi but not ordered by him but the club. And Messi might have been asked for permission to use his DNA under famous "Individuals".

Those things are just speculations of course, what we know however for sure, Messi did have a DNA test.




http://www.sportskeeda.com/football/barcelona-dna-testing-advantage-over-arsenal


Nice find. This could really be legitimate then!

binx
06-06-16, 15:02
The source?