The guy is an absolute genius and a magician on the pitch; he plays for Barcelona and Argentina.
Leo, as he is commonly known, is still young and has won a number of titles in his career to go with several personal accolades to his name.
The superstar won the World Player of the Year during his Manchester United days. Nevertheless, the Portuguese has done even better at Real Madrid and is considered the closest rival to Messi. Many believe that he is even better.
Iniesta is the most influential player for both club and country (Spain). He rarely fails to shine for Barcelona and Spain and was named the best player of the 2012 European championships.
Robin van Persie
The Dutch star have been the top scorer in the English Premier League for the last two seasons. This year he won the golden boot helped his new club Manchester United reclaim the league title from defending champions, Manchester City.
The Colombian is a very lethal striker and has plenty of goals under his belt to prove it. He is kmown as the king of the Europa League helping Atletico Madrid win the tournament twice.