Lionel Messi poses with GOAT

Lionel Messi the "G.O.A.T."  and GOAT Covers PAPER MAGAZINE 

PAPER unveils its first-ever sports-centric issue in partnership with adidas. To commemorate the release, Barcelona FC‘s Leo Messi stars on the landmark cover aside a goat — a straightforward representation of Messi’s legendary status.

The cover story runs through Messi’s brief, yet successful, career on the pitch. From humble beginnings at La Masia 
       “He was extremely short,” 
Messi’s teammate Gerard Piqué notes — to his jaw-dropping run in 2009, which saw Barcelona nabbing all six possible titles it could have earned in one single year. 

     Elsewhere, the star forward touches on a host of different topics, from his favored tea to his take on his own Argentinian national team: 
         “We still have to make ourselves stronger as a team to be in the running to win and be at the same level as other teams like France, Germany, Brazil or Spain,” Messi notes. 
      “But we have a good group of players and the Argentine team is always going to be a candidate to win, it doesn’t matter how we get there.”