Kathmandu 28 August 2015– Messi was announced UEFA Player of the Year for the second time following a final vote during the Champions League draw in Monaco on Thursday.Â Argentine professional footballerÂ who plays for Spanish club FC BarcelonaÂ and the Argentina National teamÂ Â as a captain and is also the captainÂ of the national team.
At the age of 24, Messi became Â Barcelona’s all- time top scorerÂ in all official club competitions. In September 2014 he scored his 400th senior career goal for club and country. In November 2014, Messi became theÂ all- time top scorerÂ La LigaÂ Â and the all time goal scorer Â in the UEFA Champions League.Â Messi is the only player to top-scorer in four consecutive champions League seasonsÂ Â and also holds the record for the most hay-tricks scored in the competition. In March 2012, he made Champions League history by becoming the first player to score five goals in one match.
Messi is often considered the best player in the world and rated by some in the sport as the greatest of all time.Â Messi is the first and only football player in history to win four FIFA/Ballon d’Or, all of which he won consecutively, and the first to win three European Golden ShoeÂ awards. With Barcelona, Messi has won seven La Ligas, three Â Copas del Rey, six Supercopas de Espana, four UEFA Champions LeaguesÂ three UEFA super cupÂ and two FIFA Club World Cups.
“Lionel Messi is the best player in the world and we know that he desires, he works, he makes a lot of effort in all the matches and his confidence is incredible,” Bartomeu said.