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Drogba Makes Big Messi Claim

Didier Drogba Makes Big Lionel Messi Claim

By Kurt Buckerfield - Mar 22, 2018 07:29 AM @KurtLaduma

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has made a massive claim about Lionel Messi's status in world football, and it might surprise many of the Argentine's fans.

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Many around the world regard the 30-year-old as the greatest footballer of all time, despite the player having never won a FIFA World Cup.

Drogba, however, despite praising Messi, feels the Blaugrana forward is not on the same level as Albiceleste icon Diego Maradona and Brazil hero Pele.

"He could stop now and he would have done a lot for football," he said, according to the Daily Express.

"He is not yet up to Maradona and Pele, but it is not far at all.

"Winning a World Cup would make him even more legendary. He is a player who is out of the ordinary."

There are many who feel that Messi does not need to win the biggest trophy in world football to earn himself a ranking alongside the aforementioned Pele and Maradona.

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The five-time Ballon d'Or winner reached superstar status in world football a long time ago, and has scored 542 goals and assisted a further 245 strikes in 626 matches for Barca since making his senior debut in 2005.

Do you agree with Drogba's claim? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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KhothaKhosi Joined: 15 Feb 2018
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KhothaKhosi Mar 27, 2018 11:54 AM
Players must be compared to those of their generation. Leo is something despite no world cup trophy for him. I am not sure if he is the best in history, there has been many greats before him but his consistency has never been seen before. He is one of the greatest , no doubt. I saw Maradona, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Romario, etc. Am privileged to have watched such great talents. I know nothing about Pele though, so no comment on him.
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Zothani_Linda Mar 26, 2018 05:54 AM
Pele won his forst world cup at the tender age of 16. Pele has won 3 world cups. Messi will never beat those records. Oh! And Pele has more than a thousand professional goals. So Messis not the best ever, not by a long shot.
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Mshaba12 Mar 24, 2018 10:07 AM
If Messi can play with new players in the Argentine team, he can win the World cup, the players who are old there hate him so if Dimaria is injured, he has no support on the field... Demaria is the only 1 who likes Messi, Aguero hate Messi that's the thing
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Mshaba12 Mar 24, 2018 10:04 AM
They just hate Messi, he is beating well known defenders, he plays like no one else in the world, he can take 5 players in 20 seconds and score by beating a keeper in the tight angle,World cup trophy is not the thing that can make u a real king... Why Rinaldo from Brazil is not considered the greatest as he won the world cup n played so well in the clubs like Madrid... They hate Lord of football "Messi".
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mrishowantanzania Mar 23, 2018 08:24 PM
@JOMMAK whatever LM10 has won, CR7 has won, but you said we shouldn't talk about penaldo (regarding LM10 being g.o.a.t). Now you have to support your (and others) claim as being the g.o.a.t by proving through facts that he's above DM10 & Pele, you say its a four week tournament. LM10 is better than CR7 when it comes to dribbling, but with stats, you can't say LM10 is better. IMO they're equal
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paulkgasane@gmail.com Mar 23, 2018 02:50 PM
Some of us live in the epoch of LEO! That is why I regard him as simply the best.
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Deftman05 Mar 23, 2018 12:23 PM
It is unfair to compare Messi to Pele and Maradona because Maradona took drugs to perform where as Messi is always sober like a ajudge. On the other hand, Pele played under different rules, there were no offsides during his time, so it was easy to score a lot of goals. Therefore comparing him to the two who had an unfair advantage against him is totally unfair.
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45calibre Mar 23, 2018 07:23 AM
Ronaldinho belongs to planet Mars not earth.
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Matt93 Joined: 07 Apr 2015
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Matt93 Mar 22, 2018 08:19 PM
its not fair to say a player who played in the 50s defines the all eras of football,pele played some of his games in a league where no offside laws were not applicable. There has been a great bunch of players since the Pele days. Platini Cryuff Van basten Di stefano Nedved figo Eusebio Mathias
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Zingisa1 Mar 22, 2018 06:39 PM
@Ricworld I watched Maradona playing in 1990 World Cup, he is incomparable. He would carry entire national team in his shoulders single handedly. Messi and the rest have good support players at domestic team level hence they fail delivering at international level. I never watched Pele probably Drogba never did as well due to age.
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Ricworld Mar 22, 2018 05:31 PM
Soccer is all about FairPlay and l think nobody does that better than Messi.Maradona scored with his hand to lift the World Cup,most highly status players like Penaldo and Neymar always dives all over the pitch to win games.The only players that deserve to be mentioned in the same category as Messi are Pele and Ronaldinho.It’s sad that Messi is being failed by his Argentina teammates.
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Mystique-Luu Mar 22, 2018 03:46 PM
King Leo Still
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JOMMAK Joined: 25 Aug 2017
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JOMMAK Mar 22, 2018 03:38 PM
Try UEFA champions league with real teams, with real players...then we can start a conversation about football.
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JOMMAK Joined: 25 Aug 2017
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JOMMAK Mar 22, 2018 03:36 PM
You win world cup in 4 weeks with a handball against rubbish like South Africa, Honduras and Angola and you profess to be the greatest? Nonsense!
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JOMMAK Mar 22, 2018 03:31 PM
Have Maradona and Pele won four UEFA champions league titles and five real Ballon D'or...not Penald'ors? Then we can talk
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Matayitayi Mar 22, 2018 03:31 PM
Only the world cup medal that is missing
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mccrobert Mar 22, 2018 03:15 PM
world cup is a one month tournament,only one month not 10yrs tournament,if messi does not win this one month tournament,he will never surpass pele n maradona?if the answer is yes,which mean we are mental sick,from 2004 -2018,messi plays the same football with the sam constancy,barcelona won everything with him,everything with him as the best player all these years,he surpassed maradona n pele
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115045259 Mar 22, 2018 03:10 PM
Drogba is raet.He must win de world beker
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link&iviwe Mar 22, 2018 01:52 PM
People compare messi to maradona and pele ronaldo is out of picture here
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fanist Mar 22, 2018 12:59 PM
True legends do anything to make it sure his team succeed. Players like Suarez and Maradona I respect them, though I was hurt n disappointed by what Suarez did to Africans denying them a chance to go to semi's bt he was eager to for his nation to go through he used his hand though he was totally wrong. Messi should do anything to make it sure he lays his hand to that trophy to be a true legend and hero of his nation and the world

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