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Messi Named World's Best Playmaker In 2017, CR7 Not In Top 10

Lionel Messi Named World's Best Playmaker In 2017, Cristiano Ronaldo Not In Top 10

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By David Kappel - Dec 11, 2017 07:09 PM @kappilinho

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been named the World's Best Playmaker in 2017, while his rival Cristiano Ronaldo finished outside the top 10.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see the 2017 World's Best Playmakers, according to the IFFHS.

The Germany-based International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) has announced its annual World's Best Playmaker ranking, and Messi defended his title for a second time.

The Argentine, who also won the 2015 and 2016 versions of the award, finished on 247 points – 157 points more than second-placed Toni Kroos.

The German, who was the 2014 winner, received 90 points from experts in 91 countries, beating his teammate Luka Modric to second spot. The Croatian shares third position with Neymar after both received 81 points.

Other high-profile names among the top 10 include Isco and two-time winner Andres Iniesta, while Ronaldo finished in 11th position.

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Messi's triumph ensured that Barca have now won the award in nine out of the past 10 editions – Xavi Hernandez between 2008 and 2011, Iniesta in 2012 and 2013 and now the Argentine for the last three years, while Kroos won it in 2014.

Do you agree that Messi is the best playmaker in football right now? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Khetha29 Joined: 12 Dec 2017
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Khetha29 Dec 18, 2017 02:47 PM
Someone Stole Messis Ballon D'or With Back Door Votes.Viva Messi Viva!
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ardil.alleyinteriors@gmail.com Joined: 01 May 2017
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ardil.alleyinteriors@gmail.com Dec 16, 2017 09:18 PM
@wolly153 You cannot honestly say CR7 works harder than Messi. Come on guy that's crazy talk right there. Messi works much harder to get the ball than CR7. He createst n assists in more plays and goals. What game r u watching of CR7. Must be CR7'edited footage of himself. Please he is a cry baby if he doesn't get the ball or if others score. That's why he want Benzene n Bale out of RM. Why because he dictates who shud stay n who shud go. Now that is self gratification at its best
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ardil.alleyinteriors@gmail.com Joined: 01 May 2017
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ardil.alleyinteriors@gmail.com Dec 16, 2017 09:13 PM
@Shillos10 I agree with you 100%. Yes CR is a brilliant individual player but if you talk about a team player who is also a wizard then look no further than Messi. If he was as selfish and a prima donna like CR he would have one twice as many awards as CR has won. My personal opinion is that Messi is the most complete player currently playing. I'm not surprised CR didn't make the top 10. He will probably throw his toys out the cot so to speak
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lucky555 Joined: 12 Jun 2015
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lucky555 Dec 14, 2017 11:03 AM
@wolly153 coz u don't knw football thts why u said that in 2014 it was won by Toni kroos
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lucky555 Joined: 12 Jun 2015
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lucky555 Dec 14, 2017 10:44 AM
@Tcha15 is Messi a play maker?no he isn't but it's in him nd his is doing all at once while the so called Best player scores nd assits only but he calls himself the best while others are doing more than him
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Shillos10 Joined: 02 Nov 2016
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Shillos10 Dec 14, 2017 07:30 AM
All Ronaldo knows is making noise to his teammates to pass him the ball to score goals...All he thinks about is breaking records n individual awards...Messi put team first,he is so complete..He can do everything,he creates n he scores.When Ronaldo score goals,Hes compared to Messi but now Messi is no1 playmaker,Ronaldo is out of top 10...Messi competes with Ronaldo with goals but they cnt compete when it comes to play.If Messi cn b as selfish as Ronaldo n focus only on scoring goals,he will score brace at every game
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Pholish Moyana Dec 13, 2017 10:20 PM
You see, this is it, he scores he create goal scoring opportunity, the other one scores penalties n tap ins,
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Tcha15 Joined: 10 May 2015
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Tcha15 Dec 13, 2017 05:55 PM
Ronaldo is not a playmaker.
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Dec 13, 2017 01:01 PM
Messi is the best of them all in the soccer history!
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Makarina Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Makarina Dec 13, 2017 02:47 AM
The best player in history is not in the top 10 playmakers. Shame...
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Redbeard Joined: 30 Nov 2011
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Redbeard Dec 12, 2017 08:46 PM
Winger or number 9,it doesn't matter he is no where as a playmaker ,tap inn Queen qha ke!
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lucky555 Joined: 12 Jun 2015
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lucky555 Dec 12, 2017 08:24 PM
@Mpankie wa lekhosi we undrstnd Khosilami but Messi do all those three while Cr7 scores nd assits
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lucky555 Joined: 12 Jun 2015
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lucky555 Dec 12, 2017 08:22 PM
@wolly153 Loooool Messi creates,scores nd assist he brings more to Barca than Cr7 in short Messi is unique he do things Cr7 can only dream off
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wolly153 Joined: 21 Nov 2017
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wolly153 Dec 12, 2017 07:56 PM
you people can continue creating award for messi all you want. you'll can keep on making him relevant while other hard working footballers are at work. fact still remains, CR7 is a way superior complete player. all men are created equally, some just work harder in preseason.
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Mpankie wa lekhosi Dec 12, 2017 06:09 PM
Cr7 is not playmaker, peoples must understand.
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#eddie Joined: 16 Dec 2016
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#eddie Dec 12, 2017 03:25 PM
Ppl cr7 is a useless coward.....10 players are better than him but he calls himself the best in history....this guy deserves an award for being really useless.....
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lucky555 Joined: 12 Jun 2015
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lucky555 Dec 12, 2017 03:06 PM
Cr7 can't be there he just assists nd score goals thats it
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Schweinstriker_31 Dec 12, 2017 01:25 PM
so called best player in history cant even make it to top 10, now i see his ass lickers are trying harder to protect him. i've never seen the most overhyped player like this one
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Megathrone Dec 12, 2017 12:55 PM
Well-deserved.
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Ezequienho Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Ezequienho Dec 12, 2017 12:32 PM
@Zakes2324 CR7 is a striker, no 9. David Kappel is as bitter as you are that CR7 won Ballon d or. Do you even understand the meaning of "complete"?

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