PulseSports asked fans who the greatest player in football was between Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona. The response spark a debate on its own
For the current generation, the debate of who the best player between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has been ongoing since the current generation of football fans can remember.
FIFA World Player of the Year Lionel Messi has been named the best footballer on the planet for five times as opposed to Cristiano Ronaldo’s three wins. With the two players having a career timeline almost simultaneously, the debate never gets old.
But there is a bigger debate that kind of settles the debate between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Argentina captain and Barcelona star Lionel Messi is very often put in the same bracket as former Argentina World Cup winner Diego Armando Maradona as to who is the greatest player ever.
Cristiano Ronaldo is not in the ‘greatest ever’ debate and that in reference could mean Messi has won the battle between himself and the Portuguese captain. Ronaldo fans will say otherwise … obviously.
PulseSports run a poll on who the greatest player was between Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona and opinions were divided as ever.
Some fans made their point choosing Maradona’s FIFA World Cup winning heroics as something Lionel Messi of Barcelona is yet to achieve.
“Till end of de word and another word to come is Diego maradone because for A no word cup gold medal”
“Maradona still stands tall despite drugs issues in days. Even back den we had gifted players dan we c today”
“Even Messi can collect world's best as many times as possible,Maradona remains a.legend,icon and the greatest footballer of all time.”
“Kid's will hurriedly write Messi; MARADONA is the greatest,” a fan who supposedly watched both players wrote.
Lionel Messi fans were however not going to go down with putting their point across. A fan wrote:
“You just heard of maradona, that means you're not a good football watcher...MESSI is far far better without even taking drugs”
“I watched Maradona and am watching Messi now. Mara was was greatest until Messi surfaced. Messi is the best with or without world cup glory,” another added.
“Messi has broken al maradona records xcpt liftin d trophy for Argentina though he came close twice.Messi is still d numba one and wil be the numba one for al times.Bad belle pple go n hug transformer,he doesn't even knw u.Imagine hw he gave his 300th goal away to suarez,dats to tel u he is a team player and nt a soloist lik maradona and ronaldo.his humblin attitude puts him ahead for al times.pls I recomend u watch his documentary,u wil b humbled.”
Some fans also had to be pushed to the wall before choosing with one fan writing:
“Very hard to decide. But if I'm pushed to the wall, I will go for Maradona.”
And as expected, fans came up with their own options of how either Cristiano Ronaldo or Pele should be the greatest player ever.
“None of them........! It's CR7, i didnt see Maradona play....I've seen CR7 and Messi play and of the two, my bet will always go for CR7,” one person wrote.
“Pele with 1281 goals n three Fifa world cup#### Infact is pele,” another said on Pele.