Considered by many one of the greatest players of all time, if not the greatest. The forward has racked up astonishing numbers season after glittering season. Messi averages almost a goal a game for Barca, and one in two for his country. Has lifted a plethora of trophies with Barcelona and won the Ballon d'Or six times. But the stats do not tell the full story of unmatched levels of skill, invention and dribbling ability.
Argentina and PSG forward Lionel Messi has been an Adidas athlete since February 2006 – but which range does he wear?
Lionel Messi netted all five goals for Argentina in their 5-0 friendly win over Estonia in Pamplona on Sunday
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has thanked Lionel Messi after the PSG forward said he deserved to win the Ballon d'Or
Italy take on Argentina at Wembley this evening in a tournament last held back in 1993 – but what is the Finalissima?
Lionel Messi's dad Jorge has said that he hopes his son returns to Barcelona in the future - having left for PSG last summer
Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique says Lionel Messi was 'like a god' at the Catalan club and claims he cried when the Argentine left for PSG
BDO The Ballon d'Or 2022 race is hotting up with Karim Benzema, Kevin De Bruyne, Mohamed Salah and Robert Lewandowski all in the running
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