Ok, so things might not have gone too well for Lionel Messi at the World Cup this summer, but there is no denying that the mercurial Argentinian is one of the greatest footballers of all time.
Watching the Barcelona stars mesmerising dribbling ability, creative genius and lethal finishing ability since he made his debut as a 16-year-old way back in 2003 has been an absolute pleasure.
Messi has won every club honour imaginable, scored over 600 career goals and is tied with his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo on a record breaking five Balon D’or’s.
Here are some of the best quotes other greats of the game have had to say about the the one and only Lionel Messi over the years.
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