Lionel Messi is an Argentine footballer who plays for Barcelona and Argentina. Often considered the best player in the world and regarded by many as the greatest of all time, Messi has now won 4 FIFA Ballon d'Or awards. He has won 29 trophies with Barcelona, including eight La Liga titles, four Champion League titles, and five Copas del Rey. Both a prolific goalscorer and a creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most official goals scored in La Liga. He like Maradona won the golden ball for the best player in the 2014 World Cup and has just single handedly helped Argentina qualify for the 2018 World Cup.