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5 reasons why Lionel Messi is the most famous footballer on the planet

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 11:20 IST

#4 Best player of perhaps the best club team ever

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 05:  Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona (2ndL) hugs his Head coach Josep Guardiola of FC Barcelona after scoring his team
The best player of the best team

Barcelona under Pep Guardiola were a magical team. Yeah, sure, they had their fair share of luck in crucial games, but that team was something special. The likes of Xavi, Iniesta and Dani Alves made it a treat for the eye of the fans and the neutrals.

That team was so efficient that Pep Guardiola could play Adriano in central defence and still come out with a clean sheet and a thumping win. It was basically a single unit made by a group of players who were trained so well that they became telepathic.

And Lionel Messi was the best player on that team, the only player allowed to be an individual just because he was – and still is – that good. While some say that Guardiola made that Barca team special, the other perspective would be that Messi gave Guardiola made his resume legendary.

So when you are the best player of the best unit ever assembled, you are bound to be famous.

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Published 07 Jul 2017, 15:47 IST
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