Lionel Messi, The Football Phenomenon

Note if you’re American: When we use the word Football in this article, we are referring to soccer (soccer is called football in most countries around the world).

If you know what football is, you know who Messi is. Messi is arguably the best football player of this era (Some say it’s Cristiano Ronaldo, but we’ll leave it to you to decide who’s better). 

His skills have astonished both football fans and football players all around the world. Every football coach wishes to have Messi on his team because things will get much easier when he’s on your side.

“Messi is an alien that dedicates himself to playing with humans” says Gainluigi Buffon who’s one of the best goalkeepers in his time. Other football legends have also said great things about Lionel Messi, so how did it all start?

Messi was diagnosed with a dangerous disease at the age of 11. The Growth hormone deficiency that Messi had could have meant the end of his career that hasn’t even started yet. However, Messi got lucky when Barcelona discovered him at a young age and agreed to pay for his medical treatment. The rest was … History.

At the time of this writing, Messi has the most ballon d’or trophies (6), most goals in a calendar year (91 goals in 2012), 6 golden shoe awards, 4 champions league titles with barcelona, and the list of Messi’s achievements is endless.

“We’ll all be crying for Messi when he’s 34” Said Mourinho, a coaching legend. No matter what football team you love, Messi’s talent can never be denied. He is one of the greatest Football players in the history of the game. 

Here’s a great video that goes through Messi’s Football career and proving that Messi will always be remembered in the Football generations that will come.

What do you think of Lionel Messi? Let us know in the comments below !