"This man is absolutely pure football magic, in a different galaxy all together that we are living in, absolutely astonishing, jaw dropping, genius Lionel"
Lionel Messi the man that only needs two more "wonder goals" to set yet another world record in his career is the man I admire. Lionel Messi, born exactly 9 years, 8 months and 16 days before me, came from Rosario, Argentina with his father to Barcelona at the age of 12 to sign a contract to play for Barcelona Cadet A. Since then he has established himself as "the best football player in the world". I admire Lionel Messi for the way he plays as a player and as a teammate in the Barcelona Squad. Also for his hard-working attitude to set new world records and for also what he is doing with the Leo Messi Foundation.
Lionel Messi, works hard for the team every single time, and this drives him as "he goes into every game thinking, this is my last game, this is how I am going to play it". Every time he steps on the pitch boys and girls, parents and grandparents cheer him on and applaud for the excitement they feel within their hearts, even sometimes fans get into the pitch just to touch him or get his autograph which is worth millions of emotions and feelings. Messi, when he scores, makes beautiful set pieces or dribbles at a fast pace "you are just lost for words" as you sit there thinking how on Earth did he do that? "He is just brilliant". Other players "they want to trip him, they want to foul him, they try to stop him, but you cant get near him when he" dribbles at a fast pace. This is why Messi is the best player in the world and leaves commentators saying "are you kidding me?".
With all of this beautiful play come unbelievable and once in a life time awards. Messi has set so many records through his 10-year career that it is just impossible to count them all. This is why I praise him and look up to him. Messi, at the age of 25 was the youngest player ever to score 200 goals in La Liga. In the same year he did the impossible and went on scoring against every single La Liga team consecutively with 33 goals in the back of the net in 21 matches. Lionel Messi has the record for the most goals scored in a calendar year which stands at 91 goals which is just out of this world and out of anybody's reach.
In the 2011-2012 season I believe Lionel Messi had his best season in his unique career. Adding everything from above Messi set the record of most goals in a single La Liga season which is 50, surpassing the 40 goals set the year before by Cristiano Ronaldo another world class player. Also in this year he set two Champions League records, first, scoring 5 goals in a single match and the first player ever to have 4 hat-tricks in the Champions League. Finally, what makes Lionel Messi stand high above everyone except "The Great One" Pele is the award-winning , record-setting 4 consecutively Ballon D'or awards. The Ballon D'or is every players dream as it names you the best player in the world, but Messi winning 4 Ballon D'ors "Cest magnifique".
Apart from football Lionel Messi also dedicates his life to helping children around the world. When Lionel Messi was young his father was a steel worker and his mother was a cleaner so he had to fight through in order to succeed. Lionel Messi in order not to have other children have the same life as him growing up, he set up the Leo Messi Foundation. Leo Messi Foundation supports education and healthcare in Rosario, Argentina. Lionel Messi helps construct within the premises of schools and neighborhoods football grounds, and schools to help children prosper in life. I support the Leo Messi foundation by following their website and facebook accounts and staying in touch with everything that happens in a daily basis.
In addition, Lionel Messi is an Ambassador of UNICEF which also helps children and women around the world to have a better life and healthcare. Messi also recently established Team Messi for football fans to get involved following Messi but also contributing to the Leo Messi Foundation and UNICEF and of course sponsoring Adidas. I am a member of Team Messi and I honor and respect Messi for the actions he has done to help children in Rosario and around the world, in order to succeed and have a better way of life.
For all these reasons I also believe Lionel Andres Messi is the best player in the world for all the excitement, majestic and astonishing work he does in and out of the pitch. I extend my hand for you to join me in this once in a life time opportunity to experience ever more the passion and drive Lionel Messi and I have, as "he is a player any kid that watches him, they want to watch and do everything he does, the way he conducts himself, the way he works hard for the team and that's what makes him the player and the person he is today". I am one of those kids and I would like you to join me in the excitement, passion and drive the best player in the world has Lionel Messi.
(All quotes are from commentators around the world)