About five or so years ago, I decided that it'd be a good idea to pick a favorite team/player. I didn't know much about international soccer at the time so I picked Barca after watching some YouTube footage of Ronaldinho. After he left I decided to pick a new favorite player so I did some more research and decided that Zlatan Ibrahimovic was one of the greatest players in the world even though nobody was talking about him.
I was excited as hell when he signed with Barca last year and had a ton of fun watching them dominate. Unfortunately, he left due to some personal reasons but That's cool. Xavi and Iniesta are fantastic and creative as he'll. Villa is an adequate replacement for Zlatan, and Messi is Messi.