Lionel Messi has been in the news recently for reasons he wouldn’t have wanted.
Himself and his father were sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud, but won’t serve anytime in prison because of regulations in Spain stating that any sentences below two years for first time offenders are automatically suspended.
The Barcelona star still hopes to appeal the verdict but, according to tabloid reports this week, has set about looking for a move to the Premier League with Chelsea head honcho Roman Abramovich apparently meeting Lionel Messi’s father. We’re still doubtful over that but we wait and see.
The man himself does have undoubted ability and is still rightly recognised as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, footballers of all time.
To celebrate his season gone by, we came across this supercut of 10 of his best goals from the 2015/16 campaign.
Sit back, crack open a beer and take it all in.
Loaded sports writer Pearse Corcoran has covered news, sport and entertainment for several national newspapers and radio stations in Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PearseCorcoran