Lionel Andrs Messi is an Argentine footballer who plays for Spanish La Liga club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He has drawn comparisons to Diego Maradona; Maradona himself declared Messi his "successor". By the age of 21, Messi received Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations. The following year he won both the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year in 2009, and won the inaugural FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2010 and 2011. He also won the 2010–11 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. His playing style and small stature have drawn comparisons to Diego Maradona, who himself declared Messi as his "successor".
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