Lionel Messi's top 5 teammates at Barcelona
Lionel Messi is quite simply the greatest player to ever play for FC Barcelona. Making his debut in 2004, the little magician has gone on to become the most decorated player in the history of the Catalan club.
Every major Barcelona record belongs to the Argentine captain, and by the time he is done, he might go down as the greatest to ever play the sport. Recently, Messi won his 6th career Ballon d'Or, making him the player with the most Golden Balls in history.
Messi has also won 10 La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies, amongst numerous others trophies. However, as good as the forward is, he has had some great help over the years. From legendary centre-backs such as Carles Puyol to brilliant strike partners such as Neymar and David Villa, there has been no shortage of greatness next to Messi.
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In this list, we take a look at the five best teammates which the player has had besides him in his Barcelona career -
5) Jordi Alba
Jordi Alba has been an integral part of the Barcelona team since his arrival at the club in 2012. Competent defensively and brilliant on the offensive end, the Spanish international has been a consistent presence in Barcelona's back four.
Messi and Alba both enjoy playing with each other, as they share certain chemistry that is often lacking in even the best of strike duos. When Alba moves forward, he just knows where Messi will be or what run he is going to make.
Due to his great passing ability, the left-back has been involved in many one-twos with his team captain which have presented trouble for the opposition defence.
After the departure of the other club legends such as Andres Iniesta, Alba is one of the most long-standing Barcelona players, and his connection with Messi is to be envied and appreciated.