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Is Messi the greatest soccer player ever?

Is Messi the greatest soccer player ever? - with so many players having played the game through out the years, is it safe to call him the greatest of all time?

 

So I am watching Messi score 5 goals in a Champions League match, and all we heard after that  was: "Messi is the greatest player ever!" 

This got me thinking about some of the greatest soccer (futbol) players of all time.  To think about some of the great players: Pele, Maradona, Hugo Sanchez, Rinus Michels, Johan Cruyff, and even older players, like Garrincha and Alfredo Di Stefano.

All have brought something to the game to make it beautiful, and with younger players now bigger and stronger (and richer), players like Beckham, Thierry Henry, Ronaldo, Kaka, and Rooney (along with others) have also added so much. 

Giving Messi the title of greatest ever, would take away from what everyone has brought to the game, from previous generations, to generations to come. 

To call him a great player would be more appropriate and a better compliment, as he stands next to his peers, having been lucky enough to play a game that we all love, while also leaving such a drastic impact on the game.

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Dely De Leon March 17, 2012 at 07:38 PM
People will always feel that the greatest player ever is in their own generation. I agree that there are a number of great players out there and that we should not take from their talents and abilities.
Jaime Garcia March 18, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Excellent point Dely, exactly what I was aiming for... sure we all have our heroes, but giving something away like "greatest" just seems to take a little away from everyone else that had an impact on the game.. thanks for the reply..

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