1: Lionel Messi:
Whenever there is the discussion about legend of football, the first name that hits the mind is Lionel Messi.He is professional Argentine footballer and considered as the most famous football player of modern generation. He Plays for FC Barcelona too. He has the record of winning FIFA world player award for 4 times. He started playing form very early age. He first appeared in league in 2004 and become the youngest player to score the league.
He is best known for his performance. In FIFA championship 2005 he led Argentina to victory. He participated in world cup 2006 and became the youngest Argentina football player to play in world cup. He won gold medal for Argentina in Beijing Olympiad 2008.In 2010, he played well for Argentina and reach in quarter final but unfortunately they lost. In 2012-13 Messi made a world record of scoring 33 goals from 21 games. Till 2014 he has scored 343 club goals out of 434 appearances.
Due to his outstanding performance he has been the target of many football clubs offering him handsome budget but he continued playing for Barcelona. He is among the highest paid footballer having net year salary of €16 million. He is also popular among his fans for his style and ranked first position in our list of top ten famous football players 2016.