Marko Marin born 13 March 1989) is a German footballer currently playing for Chelsea in the English Premier League. He primarily plays as a winger and an attacking midfielder. Marin is known for his acceleration, dribbling, agility, creativity, versatility, technical ability and as an assist-maker. He has been described as a "player who can decide a game on his own". Marin has earned critical acclaim for his playing style, which has led to the media and fans drawing comparisons to FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, with Marin often being nicknamed the "German Messi."