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This is what happens if Lionel Messi played for Grimsby Town on FIFA 17

You'd think the Argentine would take them to promotion, right? Well, you'd you be wrong...

Lionel Messi is arguably the greatest player in the world.

So, what would happen if he left Barcelona and signed for League 2 side Grimsby?

Well, YouTuber FNG decided to find out – using FIFA 17’s Career Mode.

Could the mercurial Argentine lead them to promotion? Or would he struggle to make an impact?

Before we kick off, let’s take a look at just how good he is.

Lionel Messi is the second best player on the game behind Cristiano Ronaldo

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Lionel Messi is the second best player on the game behind Cristiano Ronaldo

The 29-year-old has an incredible 93 overall rating, with 92 acceleration and 87 sprint speed.

His dribbling is a near perfect 97 (it should really be 99) while his finishing, ball control and free kick accuracy are all rated in the 90s.

In other words, the man’s a machine.

Sadly, at the end of season one, it’s been a disastrous season for the Argentine.

Grimsby finish in 22nd in league 2 winning 11 games and losing 22.

But it’s Messi’s stats that are the biggest cause of concern. He fails to feature in the league’s 25 top scorers – picking up just 11 goals in 45 appearances across all competitions.

It’s a terrible start for the Argentine, who can only help the club finish in 22nd place

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It’s a terrible start for the Argentine, who can only help the club finish in 22nd place

Maybe it’s just teething problems… surely the Argentine can pull it back in season two?

Nope.

Grimsby do even worse – finishing 23rd.

Things go worse for Grimsby in season two – with the club languishing in 23rd place

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Things go worse for Grimsby in season two – with the club languishing in 23rd place

So, it seems – on FIFA anyway – that Messi can’t perform miracles.

However, in real life we think it would be very, very different.

NOW WATCH THE HILARIOUS VIDEO BELOW.