Who is the greatest soccer player of all time, ‘GOAT (The greatest of all time)’? Is it Pele (Brazil), Diego Maradona (Argentina), or Argentina’s Lionel Messi (35, Paris Saint-Germain)? An overseas media outlet put an end to the controversy.
On the 20th (Korean time), British media 90min released a list of the top 50 players, saying, “The ranking of the best soccer players of all time has been updated.”
The main characters from 1st to 3rd in this ranking are not ‘Felmema (Pele-Messi-Maradona)’ or ‘Mapelme (Maradona-Pele-Messi)’, but the so-called ‘Memapel’, in order of Messi, Maradona, and Pele. .
Messi reached the pinnacle of his career through the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. On the 19th, he started in the World Cup final against France and led the championship by running all over the ground. It was the first time in 36 years that Argentina had won the World Cup since the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. Including winning the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, it was the moment when he became the champion three times in his career.
Messi first stepped on the World Cup stage in Germany in 2006 and stood tall in his fifth challenge. He was the first in the World Cup to win the Golden Ball twice (2014 and 2022). He also became the first player in World Cup history to score goals in the group stage, round of 16, quarter-final, semi-final and final. Messi played a big role in this tournament with 7 goals and 3 assists.
Furthermore, he became the first player to reach the top at the World Cup, Olympics, UEFA Champions League, and Ballon d’Or awards. Messi won a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He won the Champions League 4 times (2006, 2009, 2011, 2015) and won the Ballon d’Or 7 times (2009-2012, 2015, 2019, 2021). 토토사이트
Previously, Pele had lifted the World Cup trophy three times (1958, 1962 and 1970). After Argentina’s victory was confirmed this time, he said through his social media, “Today’s football, as always, continues to tell the story in a way that captivates everyone.” was well-deserved,” he congratulated. Maradona also kissed the trophy at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.
Compared to the two in the meantime, it was true that Messi was not highly evaluated because he did not always have the World Cup trophy. However, by winning this competition, he was finally evaluated beyond the two.
Meanwhile, they are followed by Franz Beckenbauer (77, Germany) at 4th, Johan Cruyff (75, Netherlands) at 5th, Ronaldo (46, Brazil) at 6th, Zinedine Zidane (50, France) at 7th, and 8th. Cristiano Ronaldo (37, Portugal) took the 9th place, Michel Platini (67, France), and Roberto Baggio (55, Italy) took the 10th place.