5 Players with the most trophies in the 21st century
- These five players have been immensely successful in the 21st century
#4 Lionel Messi: 34 trophies, all with Barcelona
Lionel Messi is the joint-best player of his generation and arguably the best in any era, and the diminutive Argentine magician has the trophy cabinet to back his otherworldly talents and ability.
Ever since making his debut for Barcelona in 2004, the club have grown leaps and bounds and despite taking a gamble on a young child with certain growth hormone issues, it cannot be denied that they have reaped the dividends hundredfold.
The 21st century has been an immensely successful one for the Blaugrana (evidenced by their high representation on this list) and Messi has played a key role in establishing their pedigree at the summit of the game.
With the exception of maybe Johan Cruyff, no other player has had a telling impact on the fortunes of the club like the Rosario native and he has always led the way with goals, assists and physics-defying moves as Barcelona won title after title.
The one drawback to Messi's career is his lack of international success but with some years left in the tank, the 32-year-old could still rectify this anomaly.