Arguably, Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi could be regarded as the greatest footballer that have graced planet earth as his colourful achievements in the game is barely matched.
The Argentine international has been at the forefront in the remarkable feats for the Catalan club and have increased his value as a player with his impeccable performances on the pitch.
At 29, only a few players have been able to match his standards when doing what he knows how to best.
Here are 4 reasons Messi is the greatest player ever:
1. Consistent goal scorer
One the reasons the 29-year-old has become the best thing that happened to the round leather game is the fact that year in year out he keeps banging in the goals for both club and country.
Messi has 89 Champions League goals, 253 La Liga strikes and 399 goals for Barcelona while scoring 56 goals for Argentina.
2. Record breaker
The fact is that the fringe playing Argentine scores a lot goals and they come with records attached. In 2012 Messi scored the most goals in a calendar year with 91 strikes.
He also remains the only player in history to have won the Ballon d’Or , FIFA World Player, Pichichi and the Golden Boot award in the same season.
3. Leadership qualities
Despite having many goals to his name, Messi is more of a team player – he is better at building up attacks bringing his teammates into play and has defence splitting passes that cuts open opponent defenses.
The Messi, Suarez, Neymar (MSN) combination is an evidence of the Argentine’s leadership qualities in the Barcelona attack which yielded 126 goals between them.
In total, Messi has won 29 trophies for Barcelona which include; eight La Liga title, four Copa Del Rey trophies, seven Spanish Super Cup, four Champions League trophies, three UEFA Super Cup and three FIFA Club World Cup.