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Carefree Tom

Messi: not just great, but the best?

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Is Lionel Messi the best player that has ever graced a football pitch?

For the past 5 years, you hear the name Messi mentioned several times a season. If it's not something spectacular he's done in La Liga, it's something which we witness in the CL. At the age of 23, he is already a legend in his own rights... and just think about what he could achieve in the next 10 years.

But can he really be as good as, or even better, than the legendary names of the past 50 years? i.e. Pele, Maradona, Best, Cruyff etc.

:chelsea2:

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Is Lionel Messi the best player that has ever graced a football pitch?

For the past 5 years, you hear the name Messi mentioned several times a season. If it's not something spectacular he's done in La Liga, it's something which we witness in the CL. At the age of 23, he is already a legend in his own rights... and just think about what he could achieve in the next 10 years.

But can he really be as good as, or even better, than the legendary names of the past 50 years? i.e. Pele, Maradona, Best, Cruyff etc.

:chelsea2:

just my opinion ..but he is certainly one of the best Ive seen and thats in watching for over 65 years...certainly for his age he is

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The best player of this generation, by far! For me, he's already up there with Maradona, Pele, Cruyff & Best

Ronaldo too.

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we do it all the time ..it is a reasonable question

OP is a new member ,,no need to mock his first thread

Please point out the part where I mocked his thread.

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1.Maradona the greatest.

2.Messi without Xavi and Iniesta is nothing, with Xavi and Iniesta he is best in the world, just watch his games for Argentina.

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One of the best to play club football. I want him to excel on national level also, but nowadays it's harder, I don't think there is a standout player at the moment on national football level. It's too soon to label him as the best ever, if he keeps at it for years to come, then I might consider saying in the future "I witnessed the greatest player ever". Of modern football I think he's fairly on par with the two Ronaldos and Ronaldinho. I actually think Fat Ronaldo surpasses him for the moment being and Ronaldinho was more entertaining to watch, but Messi is still young and has scary talent... I won't compare him to Peles and Maradonas, because they played in different eras.

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1.Maradona the greatest.

2.Messi without Xavi and Iniesta is nothing, with Xavi and Iniesta he is best in the world, just watch his games for Argentina.

Speculative.

Just because he doesn't play as well with the Argentines doesn't mean Xavi & Iniesta make him who he is. He still shines when they don't play with him at Barca. Of course they are a factor, but he's still very, very good individually.

In the end.. All they provide is a very accurate pass. But what Messi does is.. Extraordinary.

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The best of this era yes!

And please stop bringing up the excuse of nationals, cause that's not worth mentioning anymore. 20 years ago and into the past was when Nationals where the best.

Now there is no point in playing them. We only play them just to represent our country and be happy for our country.

But as far as a spectacle for this sport, it's a joke!

The CL has now become the most important tournament of this sport. And in that event, Barcelona Messi has been one of the best i ever seen play.

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You're all talking rubbish. Paul Scholes was the best ever. I should know I managed him all through his career.

Mind the boy Rooney might become as great if I stay on another 10 years. By which time I should be Lord Ferguson

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