Hey Gilligan. As an FC on Bleacher we are often tasked by editors to craft articles. The "25 reasons for Messi' was one such article. I could've just as easily been given the 25 for Ronaldo or Ribery. Thanks for writing.
Hey Gilligan, I know you're not trying to be an ass. The only reason that 11 seasons are mentioned is because 10 years (in the non-football world) runs across 11 seasons, really. The last time I wrote a piece like this, I got grief for not including the present season. Can't win!! L