English publication ‘FourFourTwo’ has listed the top 100 players of all time
based on their historical importance. According to the magazine, Diego Maradona is the best player in history.
“If you’ve seen Diego Maradona with a football at his feet, you’ll understand. The force of his exceptional talent and willpower bent the football world to his reality. At Napoli and for Argentina, he was the greatest,” it explained.
On the subject of Messi it said: “Aged 30, he’s broken all-time records while lifting a host of personal and club awards – yet it’s only in watching Messi you can appreciate a one-off genius”
Ronaldo meanwhile was described as: “Dazzling talent, unrelenting dedication, a big-game match-winner – and he isn’t finished yet…”
9: Ferenc Puskas
8: Zinedine Zidane
7: Franz Beckenbauer
6: Alfredo Di Stéfano
5: Cristiano Ronaldo
4: Johan Cruyff
2: Lionel Messi
1: Diego Armando Maradona