Rated as the best player of All time
Lionel Messi was rated by many as the Best player of All time.
Lionel Messi has a rare skill with the ball. He has great balance and very precise control of the ball. He is fast and retains control when put under pressure. His passes are very precise and his shots are usually very accurate.
People compare him to Deigo Maradona
Being Argentinean and close to Maradona’s Height many people compare Messi to Maradona. Even Maradona himself said that he believes Messi is similar to him.
Won the FIFA Ballon d’Or four times
According to Wikipedia Messi is the Only player in Football history to win the FIFA Ballon d’Or four times.
Won the European Golden Shoes 3 times
According to Wikipedia Messi is the first player to win the European Golden Shoes 3 times.
Messi holds many Guinness World Records
According to Wikipedia Messi holds the Guinness World Records titles for most goals scored in La Liga (289), a La Liga season (50), a calendar year (91), a Champions League match (five), and most Champions League seasons (five).
Messi was diagnosed with Growth hormone deficiency when he was 13. In spite of that he managed to rise until he became one of the best Football players in the world , or the best according to some opinions. (See Why is Cristiano Ronaldo so Popular?)
The youngest player to score for Barcelona
On may 1 2005 Messi gained a lot of popularity as he broke a world record by becoming the youngest player ever to score a goal for Barcelona.
He broke a 39-year-old-record
Messi broke a 39-year-old-record when he scored 73 goals during his 2012 European club season. (See How does it feel to be famous?)
Scores with both feet
Messi is a lefty but he plays with both his right and left food. The fact that Messi Scores goals with both feet made him a more tricky player.
Messi started at a very young age
Messi loved football when he was a very young boy. He showed early signs of a great talent. At the age of 16 he unofficially represented Barcelona. He was the youngest player to officially represent Barcelona at the age of 17. See how to find your passion.
Messi scored the most international goals in a year
Messi broke another record by scoring 25 international goals in year.
The first player to score 5 goals in 1 match
In March 2012, during Champions League , Messi became the first player to score five goals in one match.
He scored the most goals for a single club
In the La Liga, Messi has the record for the most goals scored for a single club, 354 goals.
The youngest player to score 200 La Liga Goals
At the age of 25 Messi became the youngest player to score 200 La Liga goals.