Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Messi has won a record six Ballon d’Or awards and a record six European Golden Shoes. The Barcelona star’s perfect game techniques and calm composure have made him an opposition’s worst nightmare. Messi achieved these accolades by continuously performing to a ridiculously high standard.
No one has the dribbling, passing and shooting skills to go with the vision, speed of thought and capacity to influence a game which the Argentine possesses in abundance. During games where Messi finds it difficult to defeat the defence, he ensures he sets up his teammates to get the job done, no wonder he has the most assists in the Spanish League. Aside from scoring goals, the nature of those goals gives an insight into the caliber of the player and the case is no different for Lionel Messi. One of his most iconic goals occurred in 2007, in a match against La Liga’s rival, Getafe. Young Lionel, dribbled his way from the other half to score what was one of the most iconic goals in La Liga.
His hard work, determination, coordination and team-work has made him a world-class footballer for sure.