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If This Incredible Record By Messi Remains Unbroken Then He Will Be The Greatest Soccer Player Ever

Vickimbaba 06/29/2020

"He may never win a World Cup in his career ( in fact some people see him as a failure because of this), but he is at least one of the best. It's really hard to understand or imagine how a player of Messi's caliber can retire without one senior international trophy."

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Lionel Messi Clinched his sixth Ballon D'or in 2019 setting a record that may stand for a long time.

The Ballon D'or is seen as the most prestigious award today in football. It has come to define greatness of football careers, and only the elite are awarded the award. Forget about the World Cup, a great footballer can fail to win the world cup, but if he fails to win the Ballon D'or award, how on earth can you call him one of the greatest footballers of all time? This issue is non-arguable.

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has the most Ballon D'ors of any other player in history. Eleven Ballon D'ors combined has been won the two players.

May be you are a fan of Messi and Ronaldo. Yes, many people see both of them as the greatest footballers to ever exist on the planet, or in all history. Two of them have eleven Ballon D'ors combined.

Ballon D'or Interesting Fact 1: Do you know that Barcelona is the club to have most Ballon D'ors more than any other club in the world. Barcelona players have won the award a record 11 times. Real Madrid is behind with 10 Ballon D'ors. Think of players like Ronaldinho, Messi, Zidane, C. Ronaldo, Delima Ronaldo, etc they are the club ones who made it happen.

Lionel Messi has one Ballon D'or award more than his arch-rival, Ronaldo. As you can agree, both of the two super footballers have spent up the better part of their careers. Hanging their boots is something of serious consideration.

So as a Messi fan you are happy your soccer idol has the most Ballon D'or. That's a record breaking achievement. The truth is if this record set by Lionel Messi stands for a long time, then Lionel Messi will become the greatest player in history.

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Michel Platini is one of the only few players to have won the Ballon D'or multiple times. He won it consecutively from 1983 to 1986.

There are other great players in history who have won the Ballon D'or award multiple times. For example the great Platini or the incredible Brazilian super footballer Ronaldo Delima. But they have less of the awards than even Cristiano Ronaldo who falls behind Messi in this aspect.

The most potential threat to this Lionel Messi record is Cristiano Ronaldo who is just one Ballon D'or behind Lionel Messi. I know every Messi fan is seriously worried about that possibility.

Interesting Ballon D'or Fact 2: Lev Yashin is the only goalkeeper in history to win the Ballon D'or award. He won it in 1963 ahead of great players like Eusebio and Jimmy Greaves. Yashin is Tottenham Hotspur all-time goalkeeper.

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Lev Yashin is the only goalkeeper to win the Ballon D'or award

But let's not forget, other great footballers will emerge with time and some may even exceed the two best of our generation in greatness. There are Mbappe and Harland to consider. Or even Thiago Messi and C. Ronaldo junior.

So the bottom line is if Messi keeps his record he will be the greatest footballer even seen on the planet.

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The super footballer Johann Cruyff predicted Messi's record-breaking Ballon D'or wins before it happened

He may never win a World Cup in his career ( in fact some people see him as a failure because of this), but he is at least one of the best. It's really hard to understand or imagine how a player of Messi's caliber can retire without one senior international trophy. 

As Messi performs the last part of his outstanding career, fans and faithfuls are looking forward to see him seal his glorious career with one or two or more Ballon D'or wins. Messi will definitely deliver. That Argentine footballer rarely ever disappoints.

Of course there are other great players, some even greater than Messi in many aspects, but overall it wouldn't be bad to refer to the Argentine monster as the G(reatest) O(f) A(ll) T(ime). 

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Top Comments
CasioBright · 06/30/2020
waste of time
DoguboExcellent · 06/30/2020
It will remain unbroken

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