Messi has been performing very consistently for Barcelona ever since he started to play for the club in 2005-2006 season. The Argentinean player's goal scoring record has always been impressive. But one also has to give credit to the number of quality players around him who make things happen for him. Players such as Xavi, Busquets, Fabregas and Iniesta are just few names that crop up among a list of many, who have equally played an important part in helping him find the back of the net.
But, take nothing away from Lionel Messi, who has taken the world by storm and has won a number of matches for Barcelona single-handedly. He is one of the most skilled players on the earth. When the ball is at his feet, he makes life difficult for defenders; ask Spanish team playing in the La Liga for the tough time he gives to defenders, irrespective of being with or without the ball.
He is an excellent dribbler of the ball and his touches are as smooth as silk and seems to caress the ball in the back of the net with ease. The way he cuts the ball from left to his right and vice versa makes him an impossible player to defend. He makes the game look so easy and simple, but it is only he who can make the game look simple, elegant and sexy. With the ball on his feet, it seems he is controlling the game with a magic wand.
Along with this record breaking feat, he is Barcelona's all time top scorer in all club competitions. He has won a number of personal awards such as Ballon d'Or, FIFA World player of the year and UEFA Best player in Europe award, just to name a few.