Lionel Messi

Who else?
Lionel Messi is the best player of his generation. He’s already won just about everything at the age of 24. If he can add a World Cup title to his resume, he’ll join the discussion of the greatest players of all time.

We’ve all seen him play. No one can dribble at a defense like Messi. No one can create a chance out of nothing the way he does it routinely. He can score great individual goals from open play or set pieces. Or he can engineer a jaw-dropping team goal. Pick your poison. He’ll beat you any way he can.