Lionel Messi and Tom Brady are two of the athletes who most marked the new century. Although Cristiano Ronaldo was recently chosen as the player of the century, he could easily have been Lionel Messi. The FC Barcelona player and the former Patriots player have more in common than one might imagine.
To begin with, Tom Brady betrayed the Patriots after having played almost 20 years in that franchise and something similar could happen if Lionel Messi decides to leave FC Barcelona to continue with another team. Incredibly Lionel Messi and Tom Brady (until last season) had only played for the same team.
Tom Brady began his career in 2000 when he was chosen in the draft by the Patriots and in that same year, FC Barcelona convinced the Messi family that the best place for Lionel Messi's career was Spain. That year began the legacy of Tom Brady in the Patriots and that of Lionel Messi in FC Barcelona.
Both Tom Brady and Lionel Messi are multiple champions with their teams but they were also personally awarded. Lionel Messi is the top Ballon d'Or winner and scorer with the same team, while Tom Brady is the top TD scorer on the same team as well.
Finally, Lionel Messi knew how to be a leader for FC Barcelona and guide him to win all the competitions in which he participated and change the course of his history. Tom Brady did something similar with the Patriots since he began leading the team they have reached nine Super Bowls and won six.