When discussing the greatest athletes of the 21st century, two names that are sure to come up are Lionel Messi and Patrick Mahomes.

These two individuals have reached the pinnacle of fame, influence, and dominance in their respective sports, making them indispensable to the story of modern sports.

Messi, widely considered one of the greatest soccer players to ever grace the field, has been the driving force behind Barcelona’s success and led Argentina to a historic victory in the 2022 World Cup final.

On the other hand, Mahomes is hailed as one of the most talented players to ever play the quarterback position in American football, the most popular sport in the country.

When Messi and Mahomes crossed paths at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday evening, the meeting was nothing short of quiet yet transcendent.

The Argentine soccer star greeted the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback with a friendly “What’s up, man?” before the start of Inter Miami’s game against Sporting KC, a team that Mahomes is affiliated with through its ownership group.

“Good luck, man. Have fun out there,” Mahomes responded, encapsulating the mutual respect and camaraderie shared between these two sporting icons.

Despite the outcome of the match, the fans in attendance at this momentous occasion were the true winners, witnessing a rare and special convergence of greatness on the field.


David Mawuli is an award-winning journalist and blogger with over 10 years of experience in the field. He is the founder of DM Network Services and NFL FAQs. Even though NFL is not popular in his country, he developed his love for the game due to the massive hype around the Super Bowl. He is a bit biased toward Cooper Kupp because he is his favorite player, however, his favorite NFL team is the 49ers. R.I.P. to legendary John Madden. Follow his social media handles for personal updates.