Physically, the Argentine is not exactly an impressive specimen - unlike his eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

Messi is around 5'7″ and has a very slim build, while his general demeanor is shy. But once you put a soccer ball at the feet of the Paris Saint-Germain superstar,

What makes Messi so unique is the fact that he excels in all aspects of the game in an attacking sense.

He is the second-highest goalscorer in history Behind only Ronaldo, and has achieved this incredible feat by operating as almost a cross between a deep-lying playmaker,

Physically, the Argentine is not exactly an impressive specimen - unlike his eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe are amazing but much more like someone like Ronaldo than Messi.

And the big man himself, who has won a record seven Ballon d'Or awards, has suggested that football has changed to such an extent

Messi gave a detailed insight into the "tactical" side of the modern game and the resulting impact it has.