At 31, Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has nothing much left to achieve, except for maybe international glory, but that too is subject to a never-ending debate.
The little Argentine started playing professional football for Barcelona at the age of 17, and ever since, he has never looked back. The world has been seeing him score goals after goals week-in, week-out, winning tens of individual and team awards throughout the years.
From a youthful and energetic Messi to a pioneer of the sport itself, the superstar has evolved into an unstoppable force. He has, however, had to make great sacrifices, and put a lot of blood and sweat to achieve what he has.
Here is how Lionel Messi evolved throughout the years
And sure, there will be many more years of Lionel Messi to come, we hope. Genius such as the little Leo is rare and all we can do is enjoy while it lasts.