Its an impressive picture, Lionel Messi with 5 FIFA Golden Balls, the last won yesterday for season 2015. The interesting thought is that if the Argentinian avoids serious injury & maintains his form we could see 2 or 3 more Golden Balls added to his trophy shelf before he retires from Football, & that would be unbelievable (at this moment).
Lionel Messi the Best Football Player in the History of Football - Soccer? If Awards are the mark, Yes! However, as with everything context is of vital importance along with tastes & preferences, with some saying Alfredo Di Stefano was the Greatest because he played everywhere on the field & scored. While others will say Pele was the biggest & most brightest natural talent that ever played Football.
I was not around to see either, but have seen Cruyff, Maradona, Van Basten, Ronaldinho, Romario, Zidane, Platini, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi. I am - we all are - privileged to see so many good & wonderful players co-existing in the last 30 - 40 years.
Lets keep enjoying the Sport!