Lionel Messi, who recently won the 2022 FIFA World Cup with Argentina, has been voted the greatest footballer of all time by 90min football. As per the report, Messi occupies the first spot, followed by fellow Argentine legend Diego Maradona and Brazil’s once-in-a-generation player Pele.
Lionel Messi has a lot of extraordinary achievements to his name. But the World Cup trophy eluded him. Now with the World Cup win, the forward has cemented his G.O.A.T. status. The greatest goal-scorer in Barcelona’s history has been voted UEFA Men’s Player of the Year in 2011 & 2015 and won the 2014 & 2022 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball. He was also voted the 2005 Young European Footballer of the Year, among many other achievements.
The year 2012 saw Messi in his prime. At his peak, he scored 91 goals in a calendar year, won six Ballon d’Or, and a boatload of club honours; in his relative decline, he won another Ballon d’Or and guided Argentina to their third World Cup triumph by putting in one of the greatest individual tournament performances we’ve ever seen.
As per the report, Franz Beckenbauer and Johan Cryuff are ranked 4 and 5, respectively. The other footballers who are ranked in the top 10 comprise Ronaldo Nazario, Zinedine Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo, Michel Platini and Roberto Baggio.
With Messi being ranked as the greatest footballer of all time, the debate about Ronaldo vs Messi should be put to an end. Do you think Messi is truly the greatest footballer? Share your thoughts in the comments section.