The remarkable story of Lionel Messi
27 May 2011 Last updated at 12:02 BST
He has been voted Fifa's World Player of the Year twice in a row.
He has two European Champions League winners' medals and he gets a chance to earn a third when Barcelona take on Manchester United in the Champions League final.
Lionel Messi, the 23-year-old Argentinian, comes from a humble background and overcame a serious health issue which makes his story even more remarkable.
Vladimir Hernandez has been to his home town of Rosario in Argentina to see where it all began.