Before Messi Was Messi: How He Became The Best

The 2013-14 campaign for Lionel Messi was a disappointment for a player of his stature. He didn't win the World Cup, the Ballon d'Or, or the Champion's League - and even winning the Golden Ball as the best player of the World Cup left many Messi fans wanting for more. These, however, are the standards that Messi's past successes have set.