I am nominating this for featured article because I think i meets the Featured article criteria Taro-Gabunia (talk) 12:03, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
Oppose. From a very quick skim of the article, what is there looks okay, but there's no way this can be complete with a section on his playing style. Discuss his balance, ball control, finishing, weaker right-foot, etc.; and this can include quotes from teammates and managers about his ability and importance to the barca team. Trebor (talk) 13:11, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
Comment I have checked all images and, at first sight, seem to have correct licences. However, I'm not sure whenever they are all legitimate photos or if there are cases of "own work" deception (uploading as own work a file that isn't owned by the uploader) or flickr-washing (same process in Flickr, and then moved to Commons). Consider for example File:Lionel Messi goal 19abr2007.jpg: the photo was taken from the field (it couldn't be taken with zoom from the spectators chairs, the angle does not allow so) and has no metadata. MBelgrano (talk) 13:20, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
Comment Article is solid, but not yet a featured article material. After a quick skim through article,I think it suffers from recentism issues. Utinsh (talk) 19:07, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
Oppose Nominator is not a significant contributor to the article and has made no attempt to contact those who are. wackywace 21:37, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
Unless the primary editor(s) are notified and approve of the FAC continuing, this should be withdrawn. Giants2008 (27 and counting) 03:29, 21 December 2010 (UTC)
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