If we can find a way of defining the best soccer player, who could it be? Regardless of the stats of Cristiano Ronaldo this season , there is no doubt that Lionel Messi is the player who has dominated the last few years of soccer. It has done likewise benefited from the best ecosystem , so we have to understand the figure as a contribution of the dominant era of Spanish football , so close in time and so far in the collective memory of the Spanish.
I do not think i would ever think this, but I’m starting to think if Messi is better than Maradona. Messi always steals the show in every game and shows a great performance. I think Messi is one of the best players in the history of world soccer.
Messi is a great team player. I have seen Diego Maradona games in his prime, but Messi has more speed and is much faster. His ball skills are second to none, his runs from midfield are usually lethal and he is almost impossible to tackle when he gets his head down. His balance when running at speed is incredible.
His stats speak for themselves. He has won 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 awards for the best player in the world. Messi is the first football player in history to win four FIFA/Ballons d’Or, all of which he won consecutively, and the first to win three European Golden Shoe awards. With Barcelona, Messi has won six La Ligas, two Copas del Rey, six Supercopas de España, three UEFA Champions Leagues, two UEFA Super Cups and two Club World Cups.
Even Maradona was quoted saying: “Messi is my Maradona.”