Arsene Wenger (Coach, Arsenal) - “Who is the Best Player in the World? Leo Messi. Who is the Best Player Ever? Leo Messi!”
Diego Maradona (Ex Argentina) – “I have seen the player who will inherit my place in Argentine football and his name is Messi. Messi is a genius and he can become an even better player.”
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) – “Messi is a Joke, for me the Best Ever!”
Pelé (Ex Brazil) - “At the moment, Messi is the Best!”
Ferrer (ex-Barcelona, Chelsea): “I played with Romario, Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Laudrup and Stoichkov but Messi is the best I’ve seen”
Eidur Gudjohnsen (ex-Chelsea, Barcelona) – “Messi’s control is the best I have ever seen, it is truly breathtaking.”
Krankl (ex-Barcelona) - “Messi is the world’s number 1. Cruyff was my youth idol, him and Messi are the best players I saw in my life.”
Rafael van der Vaart (Ex Tottenham) - “Best football player I played against? I think Messi. He killed us.”
Ivan Helguera (ex-Real Madrid) - “For me, Messi is the best player in history”
Joan Laporta (Ex President, Barcelona) – “Messi is the best player in the world right now and the best ever. Together with Cruyff and Maradona, he’s the best we’ve seen at the club.”
Klaas jan Huntelaar (Schalke) - “Who’s better, Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Messi. Ronaldo is good, but Messi is ten times better.”
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – “Messi won 3 Ballons d’Or and is competing for another one. He will be the best player in the world until he retires.”
Antonio Cassano (Ex AC Milan) – “Messi is the best player in the history of football, and that’s why I prefer Barça over Real Madrid.”
Arda Turan (Atléti, Ex Galatasaray,) - “Messi or Ronaldo best player in the world? In the world, I would say Ronaldo. Messi is from another planet.”
Sandro Rosell (Ex President, Barcelona) - “I think Barca will never have a player like Messi again. Messi’s greatness is present on and off the field of play.”
Roy Keane (Ex Manchester United) – “I was a big fan of Maradona growing up and of the current crop Ronaldo is good but Messi is the best I’ve ever seen. I don’t dish out praise lightly but Messi deserves it. I look for weaknesses in his game and I can’t find them.”
Bacary Sagna (Ex Arsenal) – “Best Player I played against? Messi, when he plays wide. He is the best in the world. Football seems easy when he plays it”
Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) – “Although he may not be human, it’s good that Messi still thinks he is. Messi plays some another sport.”
Fabio Capello (Ex Coach, Juventus) -“In my entire life I have never seen a player of such quality and personality at such a young age, particularly wearing the ‘heavy’ shirt of one of the world’s great clubs.”
Raúl Gonzáles (Ex Real Madrid) – “The other day I saw one of his games. He was running with the ball at a hundred percent full speed, I don’t know how many touches he took, maybe five or six, but the ball was glued to his foot. It’s practically impossible!”
Gerard Pique (Barcelona) -“It doesn’t matter where Messi plays, if it’s cold or hot, he always proves that he’s the best.”
Marcello Lippi (Ex Coach, Italy) - “The best? Messi”
Antonio Cassano (Ex AC Milan) – “Ronaldinho is better than Cristiano Ronaldo, but neither are as good as Leo Messi.”
Fernando Gago (Ex Real Madrid) - “For me, the best in the world is Messi because of the way he plays, moves with the ball and changes matches, Messi has incredible ability and I love the way that he plays.”
Theirry Henry (Ex Arsenal, Barcelona) - “I have the possibility to watch Messi in training each morning, and because of what he demonstrates he is the best player in the world”
Arjen Robben (Ex Real Madrid) - “Messi is on another planet.”
Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) – “If he continues like this then I think Messi will be the best player in the history of football,”
Sir Alex Ferguson (Ex Coach, Manchester United) - “Critics have always questioned whether players like Pele from the 50s could play today. Lionel Messi could play in the 1950s and the present day, as could Di Stefano, Pele, Maradona, Cruyff because they are all great players. Lionel Messi without question fits into that category.”
Paulo Maldini (Ex AC Milan) - “When I see Lionel Messi playing, I think he should win it (Ballon d’or) every year. I have no doubt. He is an unbelievable player”
Pep Guardiola (Ex Coach, Barcelona) – “It has been an honour to be the coach of the best player (Messi) I have ever seen and probably the best I will see”
Ryan Giggs (Ex Manchester United) - “He is probably the best player of the last 20 years. He is such a slippery player. Because of his height and quickness he is difficult to pin down and his balance is exceptional.”
Manuel Pellegrini (Ex Coach, Villarreal) – ”I don’t know the parameters for the Ballon d’Or. I only know that Messi deserves to win every trophy”
Marco van Basten (Ex AC Milan) – “There is no doubt about it, Messi’s clearly the best player in the world. He’s a phenomenon who has already won everything, but is still hungry for more. His humbleness only makes him greater”
John Terry (Chelsea) - “For me, Lionel Messi is quite clearly the best player ever. It’s a pleasure to put myself against him and when I finish my career it’s something I can look back on and know I’ve tested myself against the very best.”
Vicente Del Bosque (Coach, Spain) - “Messi or Ronaldo? I prefer Messi because he is more of a street player.”
Zinedine Zidane (Ex France, Real Madrid) – “Messi makes the difference most of the time. In particular, he is always going forwards. He never passes the ball backwards or sideways. He has only one idea, to run towards the goal.So as a football fan, just enjoy the show.”
Filipe Scolari (Ex Coach, Portugal) – “The only bad thing about Ronaldo’s life is Messi. If it was not for him, Ronaldo would be the best player in the world for five years in a row.”
Robin Dutt (former Coach Bayer Leverkusen) - “You won’t see anyone else like Messi. People said that Di Stefano, Maradona and Cruyff were the best when they were playing. And now it is the same for Messi. He is on the throne and it is down to him how long he stays there.”
Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) – “Ronaldo is good but I am #TeamMessi all day everyday! Everyone is allowed 1 bad game in 300 right?”
Radamel Falcao (Athletico Madrid) – “Is Messi a real player or a Play Station character?”
Neymar (Brazil, Barcelona) – “It is very simple, Messi is the best in the world, and if you give him a little bit of space, he can do whatever he wants.”
Gheorghe Hagi (ex-Madrid -Barcelona) – “Messi or Cristiano? Cristiano Ronaldo is very good, but I prefer Messi. He’s incredible.”
Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) – “Messi is the best that’s played the game. Streets ahead of Maradona.”
Sid Lowe (Editor, Guardian) - “To compare Lionel Messi to anybody else is unfair on them”
Jorde Valdano (Ex Real Madrid) - “I believe that we have the first genius of the 21st century, Leo Messi.”
Michael Owen (Ex Liverpool) - “I can’t believe anyone can have played the game of football as well as Messi.”
Franz Beckenbauer (Ex Germany) - “Messi is a genius. He has everything. When I watch him, I see a player who is very, very, skilful, very clever and his left foot is like Diego Maradona’s.”
Manuel Almunia (Arsenal) - “Messi is very skilful and can do whatever he wants at any moment. He’s the best player in the world.”
Ronaldo (Brazil) – “There is no doubt that Messi is the best player in the world.”
Hristo Stoichkov (Ex Barcelona) – “Once they said they can only stop me with a pistol but today you need a machine gun to stop Messi.”
Romario (Ex Brazil) – “Messi has all the conditions to be the best.”
Oliver Kahn (Ex Germany) – “Messi is undoubtedly a gifted footballer, like Maradona and Pele, and he’s playing for the best club side in the world at the moment. He’s successful and he’s winning trophies, so it’s only logical that he’ll be voted the best player in the world.”
Thiago Silva (Brazil) - “Messi is a special player, certainly the best attacker I’ve played against to date, but I think comparing players from different generations is difficult. All I know is that he’s spectacular and already is definitely among the best ever.”
Michel Platini (President, UEFA) - “Messi is the great player of this generation, like there were great players in other generations.”
Alessandro Pato (Brazil) – “When Messi plays, he is the best.”
Ander Herrera (Athletic Bilbao) - “I’m not sure Messi is a human.”
Ganso (Brazil) - “Without doubt he is on another planet, because he does things others can’t.”
Luis Figo (Ex Portugal) – “For me, to watch Messi play is a pleasure – it’s like having an orgasm – it’s an incredible pleasure.”
Thiago Alacantara (Barcelona) - “We can give him the ball and we can stand back and watch him. People often say to me they saw Pele and Maradona play. In the future, I will be able to say I saw Messi play.”
Ruud Gullit (Ex Netherlands) - “He is already the best in the world. He is an exceptional talent. I still think Diego Maradona is the best player I have ever seen, but Messi is closing in fast. He’s a wonderful sight in full flight and we are lucky to have him around.”
Luis Figo (Ex Inter) - “Player I would like to sign for Internazionale? It’s easy, the strongest in Europe at the moment is Lionel Messi, so I would say him. Messi has amazing qualities, he is the best of all, number one. That is unquestiionable.”
Johan Cruyff (Ex Barcelona) – “For the world of football, Messi is a treasure because he is role model for children around the world.”
Maxi Rodriguez (Ex Liverpool) - “There is no doubt, you’re from another galaxy. Thanks Leo”
Demba Ba (Newcastle United) - “Is Messi a human being?????”
John Heitinga (Everton) - “Mejores jugador del Mundo Messi! Best player in the World!”
Gary Linekar (Ex England) - “Fella’s a genius! Best ever by a distance in my life time! Never really saw Pelé. Wait til he grows up! Souness, Gullit, Venables and now Rooney agree Messi is the best they have seen. He plays a game to which we are not familiar.”
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – “Is Messi the best player of all times?”
Mano Meneses (Ex Coach, Brazil) – “Messi? We will play against the best in the world.”
Johan Cruyff (Ex Barcelona) – “Messi will be the player to win the most Ballons d’Or in history. He will win five, six,seven. He is incomparable. He’s in a different league.”
Rio Ferdinand (Ex Manchester United) - “Who were the best players I had ever played against? Raul,Messi, Zidane.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) : “Messi is more naturally gifted than Ronaldo. Messi does not need his right foot, though. He only uses the left and he’s still the best in the world! Imagine if he also used his right foot, Then we would have serious problems!”
Rivaldo (Ex Brazil) – “Between Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, I go with Messi. For me he is the best in the World.”
Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers) - “I wear Number 10 Jersey for the US National Team in honor of the Greatest athlete i have ever seen, Messi.”
Miguel Angel Lotina (Ex Coach, Deportivo) – “Comparing Cristiano to Messi is an exercise of ignorance in football. Messi is Messi and others, footballers.”
Radomir Antic (Coach, Serbia) - “Messi is the Mozart of football.”
John Carlin (Journalist, Argentina) – “Messi is much more than being clever. He is a genius who reserves all his expressiveness for football.”
Mario Balotelli (Ex Manchester City) - “There’s only one that is a little stronger than me: Messi. All the othersare behind me.”
Massimo Moratti (President, Inter Milan) - “Messi is the only player for whom I would go crazy.”
Antonio Lobo Antunes (Writer, Portugal) - “There are 3 or 4 important things in life: Books, Friends, Women……and Messi.”
Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich) – “I am not crazy enough to compare myself with Messi because he is the best there ever was and the best there will ever be.”
Jürgen Klopp (Coach, Dortmund) - “Messi is the Best. There must be life out there somewhere, on some other planet. Because he is too good and we are just too bad for him.”
Ray Hudson (Commentator) - “They tell me that all men are equal in God’s eyes, this player (Messi) makes you seriously think about those words. ”
Gianluigi Buffon - ‘’Messi is an alien, that dedicates himself to playing with humans.’’
Tata Martino - “He sees passes that most people can only see whilst watching the game on TV, not ones that you can normally see on the pitch.”
Carles Puyol - ‘’This Barca will be remembered as Messi’s Barca. He’s well above anything else I’ve ever seen. He’s an alien and better than four years ago because he reads the game better. He’s unstoppable’’
Raúl - ‘’I was lucky enough to play with Zidane, Ronaldo, Figo, Cristiano… but Messi is different; he makes everything look so easy, so effortless – even the impossible.’’
Henk Ten Cate - ‘’It’s too bizarre for words to see how good and consistent Messi has played. Of course he scored all these great goals, but in the end he has always served the team interests. I can hardly imagine what’s coming for him next. At least he is so intelligent that he is also of tremendous value as a playmaker. You see in everything he does that he is not individualistic, and is happy when another score.’’
César Luis Menotti - ’What Messi does is terrifying. It’s indescribable magic. You can’t analyze it’’’
Gary Lineker - ‘’I never ever thought I would say that there was a better player than Maradona since he was in my time and I was in awe of him, but I honestly think for a number of reasons that Messi has surpassed him. He can do anything that Maradona did, and he does it more frequently and consistently.’’
Cerezo (president Atletico) - I’ve seen amazing players, but Messi is unique. Special. He’s a global player, he defines this sport’’
Alessandro Del Piero - ‘’Messi is the number one. He has talent, instinct, passion and magic. He is part of football heritage and we’re so lucky that he’s living in our time and that we can enjoy watching him.’’
Jamie Carragher - His achievements over the last decade have been so breathtaking that you could say he has outstripped those who have gone before — and it is quite possible we will never see them bettered
Graham Hunter -That’s how I like to think of it. It’s not Messi running toward a yawning goal net thinking “must score, must score.” It’s the entire history of football, the gods of football drawing him magnetically to the net with one refrain in their celestial minds: “This is the guy we invented football for … this is the man we want to dominate the history of goal scoring for all time.”
Juan Bernat - ‘’Messi is the best player in history. Anyone who understands football, even a little, thinks the same.’’
Mario Götze - ‘’He’s achieved so many great things and set the bar so high that practically nobody is ever going to reach it.’’
Javier Mascherano - ‘’I am too much ‘Messisist’ to compare his performances’’
Escribá (Elche coach) - ‘’ve never seen another player like Messi and I don’t think I ever will. It will be hard to imagine another player like him. I’ve seen Maradona and Cruyff play and Messi is better than both of them.’’
Angel di Maria - ‘’Having him as a rival is complicated. You see game after game that it is impossible to take the ball off him, impossible to stop him. There are no words to decribe his talent.’’
Diego Simeone - ‘’Messi alone is more dangerous than Real Madrid’s attacking trio Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale.’’
Franz Beckenbauer - ‘’We should not compare humans to God, but Messi is a godly player.’’
Paul Scholes - ‘’Let me tell you what it is like playing against Messi. You are up against a footballer who can take the ball either side of you, and you have no idea which side that might be from any hint about his body-shape. Unfortunately, there is also a third way that he might go past you – the worst of the lot – and that is through you, as Fernandinho and James Milner discovered to their cost.’’
Gary Lineker - ‘’Messi is indisputably the greatest player ever to don a pair of football boots. Don’t even attempt to argue the point.’’
Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi (Spanish pronunciation: [ljoˈnel anˈdɾes ˈmesi]; born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Often considered the best player in the world and regarded by many as the greatest of all time, Messi is the only player in history to win five FIFA Ballon d'Or awards,
FC Barcelona players arrive with their partners at Rosario’s airport, Santa Fe Province, Argentina on June 29, 2017 to attend the wedding of Argentine football star and player of Spanish Barcelona, Lionel Messi, on Friday.
Greats Of The Game - Juan Román Riquelme, Attacking-Midfielder
Considered one of the most talented Argentine players of his generation, Riquelme was best known for his creative passing. An offensive midfield playmaker, he combined passing, vision, and technical skills with goalscoring ability from midfield; he was also capable of playing as a deep-lying playmaker. He spent most of his career with Boca Juniors, but also had a significant spell in Spain with Villarreal. He is considered one of the best playmakers of his generation, and he has been recognised as one of the “last true number 10s” due to his playmaking abilities and unique playing style, which drew comparisons with Diego Maradona, in his youth. Riquelme was named the Argentine Footballer of the Year four times.
Everyone calling Crispy Ronald a diva but let me tell you this piece of
alligator jerky is humble as fuck. “I’m handsome, rich and a great
footballer: people are jealous of me”
‘The most searched for player on the
Internet is me,’ You right boo
boo. Ain’t nothing will get you on the cover of that tabloid faster than
associating with your action figure for toddlers with no moving parts
to avoid choking hazards self.
I’m sorry there was a typo up there. Humble as a donkey fuck on gold
spun sheets under palm frond bearing eunuchs.
This is a ProfessionalTM. Professional when he’s
throwing reporters’ mics into lakes. Professional when refusing to shake
opponents hands because their defense had the gall to keep him and his
balls out their goal. Professional when physically threatening
And if you be
celebrating playing a solid game for 90+ minutes when he be looking?
Boy, Crispy about to take out his earrings, call all his moth friends
and stage a fight like he on the WWE. He not like that punk Messi who
save his physical and verbal assaults for the locker room.
He not gonna be outdown by Messi. Messi blaming the Argentine
football association cause his flight be late but everybody refusing to
control the weather? No, no. The weather’s not allowed to get in
Crispy’s way. Crispy takes it to the next level with some on the
field Marlon Brando Streetcar Named Desire domestic abuser drunk ass
raise your fists to the sky STELLAAAAAA shit.
People always be coming at Crispy.
That time his tighty whity wearing ass had to share the cover with some
taller footballer with better skin. Y’all Crispy did not fake tan his
waxed ass and contour his abs just to be on the same cover as some other
football dude who don’t even have his own underwear line. He about to throw all the chairs up in here at Vanity Fair
for this kind of disrespect.
Or when Crispy visiting a statue of
Buddha on his hourly selfie taking ritual. He just trying to multitask, culturing hisself
and tying his shoe at the same time. People getting mad
as hell saying he disrespectful to their god. Ain’t no god but Crispy.
Who the fuck Buddha think him is.
And how dare people trying to ask him
questions about his job when he trying to hawk his side shit. There Crispy is
trying to promote his line of headphones but
these hoes just wanna talk about Fifa and its slave
state international tournament awarding ass. Like shit y’all. He just
and collect his half million dollar bonus from said governing body. For real he just wanna stay out of trouble. “If
I said everything I think, I’d be in prison” Girl, you tripping.
Footballers don’t go to prison.
On or off the
field, Crispy is committed to maintaining that botoxed glean.
Flopping around the field like a beached catfish but his hair still
looking like a bottle of super glue exploded on a shaggy bath mat. He
even boinked Kim Kardashian just to figure out how to get his eyelash
tinted and eyebrows threaded like that. Only the best for this boo.
After all the work he put in to pave over those acne pot marks, cap his
scraggly teeth with some
veneers. Even suctioned out that baby fat to make himself a Crispy. Jr.
And this guy. Listen. This guy doesn’t just go to the drug store and
grab some reduced buy hair dye box. No, no. He cooks himself up some
organic almond flour spaghetti and puts that good shit right in his
hair. Keeping it fashun and nutritionally responsible. But the one thing
he never lost was those beady little buy you a tamale and churro and
then feel you up in the back of his 1995 pinto eyes.
“Uhm… Hi” echoed that shy greeting from Leo on the terrace of a mansion where Cristiano was celebrating his birthday, which consisted of a small gathering with his closest friends, and the Portuguese was very happy because he could see all the people he missed.
Even he missed him, that little soccer player who never fails to get his attention, that little man that interrupted Marcelo and Benzema when they were going to do an impromptu and very original toast.
But someone stole the microphone.
All the guests were surprised to see Leo and instantly their gestures were confusing. First, the famous Argentine footballer arrived late, something that did annoy Cris, but when he saw his pretty face all anger disappeared from his body.
And secondly, what the hell does Messi on a platform saluting everyone? Will he make a speech before the toast?
¿Messi, making a speech?
Well, it seems that it is not something he chose to do so badly because the poor guy was shaking like a jelly.
He was nervous. No, too nervous. This is the first time that Messi is invited to a birthday party of Cristiano since they started talking more often and they exchanged phone numbers.
Luckily, if someone could say, they all received him very well, as if he were part of the team.
Leo gave a small laugh and Cristiano blushed when he heard that. And for some strange reason, he also felt some nervousness.
“God, Leo. What will you do?” Cris whispered.
“I’m glad you are fine” the argentinian smiled, that smile that reassures Cristiano.
“Sorry if I interrupt the toast… I just want to say a few words, well, it has nothing to do with the toast. But I promised not to say anything stupid…”
Gentle laughs echoed in the place.
“And well, here I am.”
Cristiano began to feel warm, he does not know if it’s the wine or the embarrassing scene he’s watching in front of him.
“Uh… Hi, Cris. Happy Birthday” Leo said in his melodious voice. “I just wanted to congratulate you on this special day for you and I’m proud of you. Take care of yourself, you are awesome”
And with those words, Leo winked at Cristiano and then he returned the microphone to Marcelo.
Cris couldn’t do anything but blush to turn red as a tomato and he showed a smile from ear to ear. He felt the need to hide his face when he listened the loud applauses and cheers the other guests gave to the simple speech of Lionel Messi. Well, as is he.
And that is something that this portuguese man loves.
“Idiot, why you didn’t approached me to tell me that?” Cris said, laughing in a very low tone.
me on the inside: Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi (Spanish pronunciation: [ljoˈnel anˈdɾes ˈmesi]; born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Often considered the best player in the world and regarded by many as the greatest of all time, Messi is the only player in history to win five FIFA Ballon d'Or awards,