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10 Stars Who Were Once Dubbed The 'Next Messi'

10 Stars Who Were Once Dubbed The 'Next Lionel Messi'

By Keegan Kruger - Oct 05, 2016 07:00 PM @KeeganKruger

Through the years, many footballers have had the pressure of being called the "next Lionel Messi", but we are yet to see anyone live up to that tag. Today, we look back at 10 footballers who were expected to take the torch from the FC Barcelona star, but failed. 

Note: The list was compiled by the Daily Mirror.

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KNOWLEDGE JR Joined: 25 Aug 2016
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KNOWLEDGE JR Oct 06, 2016 02:47 PM
No one can reach the level of Messi so forget labeling young and upcoming player Messi.
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KNOWLEDGE JR Oct 06, 2016 02:47 PM
No one can reach the level of Messi so forget labeling young and upcoming player Messi.
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Mo_TheDreamer Oct 06, 2016 02:12 PM
none of them lived up to the expectation
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vpclekukela Oct 06, 2016 10:26 AM
Atsu ke African Messi but Sala ke Egyptian Messi, kgane Egypt emo kae? Ase Africa? Ibile le yona "next Messi" ke bo gafi
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Guardiola the return-coweditor hates me Joined: 09 Feb 2016
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And none of them even came close to it
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malesetati Oct 06, 2016 09:32 AM
There will be No Messi n there will be only One Messi on this Planet earth
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THORESMO-301 Oct 06, 2016 08:43 AM
Jesus was said to return n now they claim that there's a next messi? Haikhona! There will never be another Messiah
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ihatechiefsmancitymadrid Oct 06, 2016 08:36 AM
Thabiso Kutumela
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blackmail Oct 06, 2016 07:15 AM
Messi is Messi and cannot be duplicated. Stupid comparism.
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gmoselana Oct 05, 2016 10:19 PM
All players with potential have been dubbed names,even Messi was dubbed the next maradona
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deadly trio msn Oct 05, 2016 10:04 PM
ok
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Malinda Dankie San Oct 05, 2016 10:03 PM
Dane Klate the South African Messi
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Pogba15 Oct 05, 2016 09:13 PM
Mxm
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Maj Oct 05, 2016 08:52 PM
Nxm Nonsense!!!!
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zamoxaba Oct 05, 2016 08:44 PM
I don't know any of them at all
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KBY10 Oct 05, 2016 08:36 PM
Brilliant Khamaldinho(South African Messi)
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Mabotsa_Shabza_Khosi Oct 05, 2016 07:46 PM
oh yah
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Nebza_iambucs Oct 05, 2016 07:42 PM
Ohho
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Oreabetse Oct 05, 2016 07:41 PM
1 Messi
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Copy and Paste Oct 05, 2016 07:13 PM
There is only 1 Messi

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