He is so great at what he does that he has overshadowed his predecessors. We no longer hear about Pele or Diego Maradona. The new kid on the block who is doing it big is Lionel Messi. The magic that Messi oozes while he is playing is compared to the joy of a kid playing with his new ball on the street. It is this same joy that has seen the man score over four hundred goals in an average of six hundred games that he has played.