6 reasons to think Lionel Messi will be the greatest player in history at his coronation

Lionel Messi is preparing for his second World Cup final against France this Sunday, December 18. A title that means a lot to the Argentinian and could allow him to be considered definitively the best player in football history at the time of his coronation.

Lionel Messi is above all a player who knows his sport perfectly. A child born with a ball looks like he’s playing with the kids when he’s on the field today. Messi gave emotions to all football fans with his gestures, genius and passion. Whether we love Messi or hate him, we can only appreciate what he has achieved and the way he plays. He is just one step away from being unanimously considered the best player in the history of his sport.

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Lionel Messi after his hat-trick against Bolivia / Pool/GettyImages

If many consider Lionel Messi to be the best player in the history of football for a long time now, it is because of his talent. Unprecedented talent for the world’s most popular sport. A disturbing ease in making gestures so simple, they become so effective and dangerous. The ability to know how to do everything and well. The 1m69 player, born in Rosario, soon went into exile in Spain, but never forgot his Argentinian roots.

Pulga knows how to do everything. Goal, pass, dribble, create, win. But above all, Messi has more passion than anyone else, and even a little more, with this World Cup in Qatar. When he retires or is no longer with us, we will always talk about Messi. Like Pele or Maradona.

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Messi is the most decisive player in the history of Argentina / Elsa/GettyImages

Since his first match for Argentina in 2005, Messi has broken (almost) all records with his selection. Although he is yet to win the World Cup, the 35-year-old is consistently on his quest to return his country to the top of the world. Despite everything, Pulga had to face many setbacks. Losing World Cup final, three cup finals in which he failed. In 2021, Messi finally won the Copa América title with the Albiceleste.

If he is Argentina’s top scorer (96), top passer (53) and most capped player (171), Messi still lacks the world crown to definitely surpass Maradona in the hearts of the Argentine people. Messi always gave his all for Argentina until he was criticized by his own supporters who doubted his dedication. Now there is no doubt, La Pulga is the undisputed idol of a nation.

Lionel Messi, Alejandro Gomez, Leandro Paredes

Messi lifts the Copa America / Alexandre Schneider/GettyImages

Messi has already won 41 titles. But there is only one thing missing from his trophy cabinet: the World Cup. In 2014, the race slipped through Pulga’s fingers. If the man with 11 World Cup goals manages to lift the trophy this time around, he will have made a significant impact and won all the trophies possible.

The World Cup is the last tournament Messi has left to be declared the best player in history. The debate with Cristiano Ronaldo will (perhaps) be definitively closed.


Messi with his sixth Ballon d’Or in 2019 / FRANCK FIFE/GettyImages

This is information that is taken into account. The title, which has been awarded to the player of the year since 1956, has only been awarded to non-European players outside the old continent since 2007, and despite being criticized for his often questionable selections, the PSG player has turned it into a dictatorship. Won 13 podiums in a row, including four Golden Balls.

15 years of hegemony. Figures that make your head spin, but above all, reflect how the Argentinian, despite his sometimes-reprehensible shyness and unusual style, has put public opinion in his pocket. Football spoke.

Lionel Messi, Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Andrej Kramaric

Messi has more assists than any other player in football history / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Messi is not only a great goalscorer but also an exceptional passer. In fact, it may even be the largest in the field. As player statistics are analyzed, Rosario is the player with the most assists from his homeland. He has 350 spawns to his credit just before the 2022 World Cup finals.

The former FC Barcelona player undoubtedly has one of the silkiest left feet. His touch on the ball, vision, passing quality are above all. Messi is a surgical operation in front of goal, but also when it comes to sending a pass to a teammate from elsewhere.

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Messi is the second highest goalscorer in Champions League history / Matthias Hangst/GettyImages

As we mentioned earlier, football is not only about statistics. But they are still an important indicator of what a player has achieved. And Messi is something. Trained at Newell’s Old Boys, the player won 41 titles, including four Champions League titles and eleven domestic titles. 791 goals including 129 in Copa Amercia, C1.

Only Cristiano Ronaldo does better in terms of goals scored (819 goals). In 2012, Messi scored 91 goals in one calendar year. Record. He broke more than 100 records. He won with seven wins, including the Golden Ball count. Messi, the top scorer in the history of Barça, almost single-handedly elevated the Catalan club to the ranks of the legendary team.

If Messi wins the World Cup, he will have nothing left to prove and will be done with football.

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