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Maradona Makes Bold Messi & Ronaldo Claim

Diego Maradona, who is considered one of the greatest players in football history, has now made a bold claim about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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The 59-year-old was arguably the best footballer of his generation, and is always mentioned in debates about the greatest players in history.

Messi and Ronaldo usually feature in those debates too, and Maradona now insisted that no one will come close to the two superstars.

"Messi and Cristiano, Cristiano and Messi. For me, these two are a cut above the others," Maradona told France Football.

"I don't see anyone approaching them. Not a single person [will] achieve half of what they do."

Scroll through the images below to see the top club goalscorers in 2020 so far, with Ronaldo far ahead of Messi: 

Maradona also seemingly could not resist making a joke at England's expense when asked about his dream gift for his upcoming 60th birthday.

"I dream of being able to score another goal against the English, with the right hand this time," he said, laughing.

The 1986 FIFA World Cup winner famously scored his "Hand of God" goal against England in the quarter-finals of that competition.

Read: Ex-MDC Striker Bags Five Goals In Historic 13-0 Win Abroad

Argentina would go on to win the tournament, and it is that World Cup title that often sets Maradona apart from Messi and Ronaldo in the "greatest player ever" debate.

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