Lionel Messi scored 72 goals for Barcelona in all competitions this season, but this year's performance has probably not been his best at Camp Nou.
The Argentine has won every trophy and personal accolade apart from the World Cup, and he is only 24—at least for one more month. His eight seasons at Barcelona have seen him transform from footballing prodigy to, arguably, the best player in the world.
Given the number of players who never manage to fulfill their promise and potential, the fact Messi has surpassed all expectations should be celebrated.
Ranking Messi's best seasons proves to be a difficult task. Performance, awards and the success of his team all have to be taken into consideration.
Messi has contributed to four La Liga titles, three Champions League winning sides and led Barca to numerous other cups. He has also won the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards on three separate occasions.
From Messi's debut, to his record breaking exploits this season, here are the Atomic Flea's best seasons at Barcelona.