Sports Illustrated names Lionel Messi the “Best Player on the Planet”

Posted at 1:29 PM, May 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-27 13:29:49-04

BARCELONA, SPAIN - Sports Illustrated is proclaiming soccer forward, Lionel Messi, as the "Best Player on the Planet".

The soccer legend plays for the popular FC Barcelona club team and is captain of the Argentinian national team.

What a boss! Messi's considered the best current player in the game.

The forward says he's ready to take on the U.S. national team during next month's "Copa America" tournament.  He's hoping Argentina takes the gold.

Maybe while he's in the U.S. he'll finally get to meet his long lost brother, Steph Curry.  The two often get compared and they're actually big fans of each other.

Congrats on the S.I. title Messi, keep ballin'.