Lionel Messi

Who Are The Most Popular Football Players In The World?

We all know that being voted homecoming king or queen is just a lame high school popularity contest with no implications for one’s future (say nerds like me). So which footballers in 2015 deserve a crown and the first slow dance?

Takeaways From Mexico's 2-2 Draw With Argentina

Mexico tied Argentina Tuesday, 2-2, in a lively match that got more interesting as it went. Mexico took a 2-0 lead into the 85th minute via a Chicharito Hernandez penalty kick and a nice shot from Hector Herrera, but Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi proved too much for Mexico to contain near the end. Here are our takeaways.

It was mostly positive for Mexico, given they drew with one of the best teams in the world.

They played 85 minutes of solid soccer.

Carlo Ancelotti Has A Simple, Stunning Belief That Ronaldo Will Outscore Messi…Again.

Carlo Ancelotti has seen it all. If you think that the Real Madrid team he coached last year was the most talented team he has ever managed, then you haven’t heard of the AC Milan sides of the mid 2000s. Yes, the 2014/15 version of Real Madrid had Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, and Toni Kroos; yes, all of those players could be the best player at a top club.

Messi Just Met His Female Counterpart: The Best In The World.

This is just too much soccer talent for one meeting. Lionel Messi, hands-down the best male soccer player in the world, was in Houston training with the Argentine national team. Carli Lloyd, hands-hown the best female soccer player in the world, was also in Houston, because she plays for the Houston Dash of the NWSL. A rendesvous seemed obvious. And it happened. 

Eden Hazard: I Will Never Score 50 Or 60 Goals Like Messi And Ronaldo

Despite his status as one of the most celebrated young players in the world, Chelsea's Eden Hazard still fights his own mental demons.

In a recent interview with Sport / Foot Magazine, Hazard opened up about what he sees as the difference between him and modern day legends of the game like Messi and Ronaldo:

Wayne Rooney's Son Just Had The Kind Of Vacation We All Dream Of.

While Wayne Rooney was not exactly having the game of his life in Swansea, his family was in Barcelona on holiday. Rooney's son Kai got to take a break from the usual crew at Manchester United and hang out with a different collection of footballers than normal, the likes of Neymar, Messi, Suarez and Gerard Pique.

Jose Bautista Is A Huge Lionel Messi Fan

Jose "Joey Bats" Bautista is a big deal to Major League Baseball fans, but Lionel Messi is a big deal to Jose Bautista.

At a recent Toronto Blue Jays practice, Bautista swapped his Blue Jays jersey for a fan's Messi Barcelona jersey, then practiced with the Messi jersey on.

Messi Reveals What Allows Him To Be So Good

You can't do it all alone, even if you're the best player in the world. This was the message Lionel Messi gave when interviewed after winning the UEFA Player of the Year award (again).

"What we all achieved is all thanks to this great team," Messi said. "When you manage to achieve all your objectives with the group, then your personal objectives can also be achieved."

Messi cements his reputation as a humble superstar here, knowing that even he can't win every game by himself (although in truth he could probably get close).

Stay classy, Messi.

Messi Named UEFA Player Of The Year, To The Surprise Of Nobody

Lionel Messi is good at soccer. UEFA has acknowledged Messi's goodness at soccer by giving him the UEFA Player of the Year award for the 2014-2015 season.

Presumably you already know who Messi is and why he won this prestigious award, but just in case you forgot or want to watch some cool goals, here's every goal from Messi this season.

Messi beat out fellow nominees Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Messi Isn't The Only Professional Soccer Player In His Family

The Spanish League has just begun, and once again the favorites are Lionel Messi and Barcelona. However, Messi isn’t the only professional soccer player in his family. Messi’s cousins ​​have made headlines during the last 30 days in Brazil.

Maximiliano Biancucchi Cuccitini plays as striker for Bahía and turns 31 in September, while his brother Emanuel, who is 27 years old, plays midfielder for Vasco da Gama. Both are sons of Messi’s mother’s sister.