Messi is arguably the best player of all time. Here is some background and some facts about him:

His full name is Luis Lionel Andres Messi

He was born on June 24, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina

Messi's father, Jorge, was a steelworker and coach of the local youth football team.

Messi had growth hormone deficiency, which was stopping his normal growth rate at a tender age of 11.

Some people disagree and say that perhaps Ronaldo is the best player, Shayne says, "I like Messi but I think that he is celebrated too much. Ronaldo has had a great career too and there is plenty more left in him. Messi is incredibly good, but not the best player ever."

Alison said: "I can see that Messi has had a brilliant career to date and not many people would be able to come close to such a celebrated career. The thing is, football always progresses, he is at the top only until another young footballer comes and knocks him off of the top of the leaderboard."

Mark said: "There is a common debate about whether Ronaldo is better than Messi, but if you look at the Balloon D’Or awards, Messi has won seven whilst Ronaldo has only won six. It is a close debate but I do think that Messi comes out on top. It is interesting to know that he had a growth hormone deficiency when he was young. That obviously did not hold him back, perhaps it worked in his favour."