Lionel Messi – Barcelona & Argentina
FIFA 15 Rating – 93
Predicted FIFA 16 Rating – 93
Yet another fantastic season for Lionel Messi and Barcelona as they aim for a La Liga, Spanish Cup and Champions League treble. Thirty seven league appearances have yielded an astonishing 43 goals and 18 assists as Messi, along with his attacking counterparts Neymar and Suarez, have conspired to score 115 goals in all competitions. In the Champions League Messi has again been in scintillating form, scoring 10 goals with five assists in 12 games as Barcelona have again made the final.
Along with Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi is one of the greatest footballers of his generation. Consistently performing to the highest of levels, he is blessed with fantastic ability. Pace to burn with quick feet makes him a nightmare for opposition players and he is lethal at exploiting any space either for himself or to play in a teammate. His goal scoring record is exemplary and can only be matched by Ronaldo – it is fair to say that both are footballing geniuses.
For Argentina, Messi has scored 45 goals in 97 appearances and will be certain to add to that tally in this summers Copa America.
Barcelona will be looking forward to the new season with relish as they will again be looking for domestic and European domination. With Messi at the heart of their attacking options they again will provide formidable opponents.