The Football world has been lucky to witness the rise of probably the greatest player of all times in the form of Argentine international, Lionel Messi. Having joined professional football at an early age of 14 in Barcelona. From the beginning, Messi possessed unique and extraordinary talent in dribbling, making significant runs, assists and scoring amazing goals from any angle. The argentine has managed to score incredible 50+ goals every year for a decade while assisting an unbelievable amount of goals throughout his entire career. Winning Ballon d’Or award for a record sixth time in his career sets the bar very high for other footballers bar Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi has won every winnable price within club ranks with Barcelona scoring an unbelievable number of career goals for the past decade.
Messi has managed to maintain his form over the decade by adjusting his way of play to preserve energy by knowing when to exert himself, hence playing at a walking pace. The argentine ditched playing in his natural position, number 9, which demands a high working rate and embarked on dictating and controlling the ball from deep positions. Knowing the effects that fast food, improper diets, and fizzy drinks can cause on the body of an athlete, Messi works with a professional Nutritionist to help keep his body fit . Barcelona also adopted a system of play that helps their talisman preserve a significant amount of energy.