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10 Big Names Who Said Messi Is The Best In History

10 Big Names Who Said FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi Is The Best In History

By Kurt Buckerfield - Feb 28, 2018 07:15 PM @KurtLaduma

Although FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is tied on five Ballons d'Or with Real Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, here are 10 top names in football who believe the Argentine is the best player in the history of the game.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see 10 football people who have claimed that Messi is the greatest player in the history of the beautiful game.

Over the years, the forward has wowed crowds with his dribbling style, reminiscent of the legendary Diego Maradona, who many feel he has surpassed.

Messi's numbers in front of goal play a huge role in the current status he holds in the game, although it is his all-around play that leads supporters and pundits alike to believe that he could very well be the sport's greatest player ever.

Luis Enrique, the player's former manager at Barca, certainly features among them, along with the late Johan Cruyff, who once famously predicted that Messi would win at least five Ballons d'Or titles – a feat he has already achieved.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is also among those who believe Messi is the best ever, as is former Chelsea skipper John Terry and the Argentine's current club manager Ernesto Valverde. The Spanish tactician used to go up against the Argentine with Athletic Bilbao in LaLiga, and is now relieved to be on the same side he is.

Former Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria also features, along with Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery, who was previously among those challenging Messi for the Ballon d'Or.

Ex-AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani once insisted the Argentina captain is the sport's best player ever, and backed up his claim by saying he has seen Maradona and Pele play.

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A quote from one of Messi's former Blaugrana colleagues Carles Puyol also features, as does Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone.

Who do you think is the best player to have ever played football? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Mar 06, 2018 05:30 AM
Those who understand soccer have seen it in really messi is the messiah of football
bucsman14 Joined: 05 Sep 2016
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bucsman14 Mar 05, 2018 12:03 PM
Only a fool can disagree
Golden Boots Joined: 08 Feb 2015
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Golden Boots Mar 01, 2018 11:28 AM
It is what it is!
Schweinstriker_31 Joined: 15 Sep 2015
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Schweinstriker_31 Mar 01, 2018 10:28 AM
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And he's the best of all time..
Pasodoble Joined: 11 Jan 2013
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Pasodoble Mar 01, 2018 07:44 AM
@Romeo Maps88 not even CR7 himself thinks he is the best ever. lol his family, except his son. classic
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indidane Mar 01, 2018 07:41 AM
@Romeo Maps88 , kikikikiki, G00d 0ne member
mccrobert Joined: 24 Sep 2017
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mccrobert Mar 01, 2018 06:25 AM
with no doubt im saying leo messi is the best ever,no one can come closer,maybe maradona,pele,cruff
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Evergreenmessi Feb 28, 2018 09:50 PM
@Kurough hahahahaha kikikiki wenaaaa mfethu
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clemz7 Feb 28, 2018 09:48 PM
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TrueLegend Feb 28, 2018 08:27 PM
Do you even have to ask cowditor, King Messi is the best to have ever played the game.
Kurough Joined: 23 Dec 2017
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Kurough Feb 28, 2018 08:01 PM
Please guys this article is about Messi neh!!!!Please don't contaminate comments with other names. If you wanna comment only comment about Messi. Ndiyanicela! !!
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Myaka weliPhefeni Feb 28, 2018 07:49 PM
Loool legends and coachies hv spoken
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Romeo Maps88 Feb 28, 2018 07:35 PM
Big names who said Cr7 is the best (not in history though): R Madrid players, former R Madrid players, portugal players, former Portugal players, former man U coach sir AF, none of the Man U players (unless there's one I don't remember), Family (except his son), friends(a few), none of the football legends except Portuguese and Madrid if any ever said...

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