Fitfteen years after making his Barcelona debut in a friendly, Lionel Messi is still going strong. So strong, there is a theory he is an alien
Almost half a lifetime ago, Messi played against Porto at the Nou Cam – and has gone on to break countless records.
The record goalsocerer for Barcelona (566), La Liga(392) and Argentina(63), the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has won 33 trophies with Barca.
Now 31, and showing so signs of slowing down, Messi has scored 14goals in 13 games in all competitions this season – and is the joint scorer in La Liga with a goal every 87 minutes- despite being out for three weeks with broken arm.
But how does he do it?
One potential explanation was raised by Spanish football writers, Andy West and Guillem Balague – who have both written books on the Argentine.
Andy West – There is a theory that Messi is an elien.