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Players From All around the World that Were called "Next Messi" including Nigeria Stanley Okoro

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Lionel Messi is often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Messi has won a record six Ballon d'Or awards, and a record six European Golden Shoes . He has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he has won a club-record 34 trophies, including ten La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and six Copas del Rey . A prolific goalscorer and a creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most goals in La Liga (440), a La Liga and European league season (50), most hat-tricks in La Liga (36) and the UEFA Champions League (8), and most assists in La Liga (177) and the Copa América (12). He has scored over 700 senior career goals for club and country.

It is not surprise that a huge number of players have been given the moniker of the 'Next Messi' But none have ever reached the heights scaled by the Argentina star.

Here are the 'Next Messis' from all around the world;

Mexican MessI - Luka Romero

He made his debut for Mallorca age 15 becoming the youngest player to play in the Spanish league, when he came as a sub last night in game against Real Madrid.

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The English Messi - Patrick Roberts

The Manchester City star is on loan at Norwich.

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Mini Messi - Fran Kirby

England star Fran Kirby has been dubbed Mini Messi - and is one of the best players in the women's game

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Scottish Messi - Ryan Gauld

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Turkish Messi - Abdulkadir Omur

Trabzonspor teenager was Manchester United transfer target last summer. Liverpool are currently monitoring the star.

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Swiss Messi - Xherdan Shaqiri

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Egyptian Messi - Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah is now at the level were other players are dubbed the 'Next Salah

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Catalan Messi - Gerard Deulofeu

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German Messi - Marko Marin

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Croatian Messi - Alen Halilovic

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Norwegian Messi - Martin Odegaard

Martin Odegaard was one of the most hyped teenage players ever - and could get a serious chance at Real Madrid next season

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Irish Messi - Alan Judge

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Peruvian Messi - Raul Ruidiaz

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Kosovan Messi - Edon Zhergova

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Indian Messi - Lallianzuala Chhangte

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Japanese Messi - Takefusa Kubo

Takefusa Kubo (left) came through the ranks at Barcelona and is expected to be a big star in Japan

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Greek Messi - Giannis Fetfatzidis

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Iranian Messi - Sardar Azmoun

Iranian Messi Azmoun has been linked to Arsenal

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Indonesian Messi - Egy Maulana Vikri

He had scored 15 goals in 16 matches for Indonesia Under-19s, attracting attention from big clubs in Europe.

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Another Mexican Messi - Diego Lainez

Diego Lainez, 18, is already a full Mexican international and moved to Real Betis for £9m in January

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South Korean Messi - Lee Seung-woo

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Malaysian Messi - Faiz Nasir

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Nigerian Messi - Stanley Okoro

Nicknamed 'Little Messi", Okoro spent time in Spain with Almeria but struggled to make a breakthrough.

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Thai Messi - Chanathip Songkrasin

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South African Messi - Tebogo Tlolane

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Source: opera.com
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Top Comments
DailyClock · 06/26/2020
he the GOAT of football
DailyClock · 06/26/2020
no one can be messi
DailyClock · 06/26/2020
others can try but can't be him
GUEST_W6v5aGv9J · 07/7/2020
plz stop this comparison because it wouldn't help these players let them be who God wants them to be

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