The successor to Maradona has taken the world at his feet by his footballing genius.
Perhaps the most gifted players in modern times, Lionel Messi has changed the face of modern football. His skillful dribbles, perfect passes and awesome ball control make him the best player in the world undoubtedly.
The timid Argentine has mesmerized the world till date and will continue to do so in the future, but what makes him all the more lovable is his humble attitude. The Argentine wizard has inspired numerous children around the world to take on football as their goal in life and also is a very popular youth icon.
In the following slides we will look into 25 such youngsters who have the potential to be like their young protege.