5 Reasons Why Messi Should Be Considered The Undisputed GOAT As a football fanatic, you must have come across the acronym “GOAT”, which means Greatest Of All Time. And this acronym has been tagged to some of the greatest players to ever grace the game of football. However, over the last decade, the ‘GOAT’ status has been divided between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Meanwhile, with the conclusion of the latest edition of the FIFA World Cup, Lionel Messi has largely been tagged the GOAT by many. A lot of football fans now believe that by winning the world cup, the Argentine skipper has secured the ‘GOAT’ title.
5 Reasons Why Lionel Messi Should Be Considered The Undisputed GOAT
Before Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi busted into the football scene, there have lots of great players like Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo Nazario, Pele, Cruyff, and many others.
However, due to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s incredible displays over the last decade, many fans have been divided on who the GOAT is between the pair.
Well, below are 5 Reasons why Messi should be considered the undisputed GOAT. 16 years of chasing dreams have finally become a pity! There is no Ronaldo in the World Cup!
• Pele Never Played In Europe:
European football leagues are arguably the best in the world, and it takes the best to strive there. However, Pele is no doubt considered one of the greatest footballers in history but he did not play in Europe, which many consider being more competitive than other continental leagues.
• Maradona Never Won The Copa America:
Diego Maradona was another football great who achieved a lot of things during his active days.
However, the Argentine never won the prestigious Copa America cup, South America’s continental cup despite appearing in 3 editions of the competition.
• Ronaldo Nazario Never Won The Champions League:
Ronaldo Nazario is widely regarded as the greatest striker in history due to his exploits around Europe. However, throughout his successful career, the Brazilian failed to win the champions league.
• Johan Cruyff Never Won The World Cup:
Johan Cruyff is another football great who achieved lots of things in the game. However, he never won the world cup throughout his career despite winning the player of the tournament in the 1974 world cup.
• Cristiano Ronaldo Has never won the world cup:
Last but not least is Lionel Messi’s greatest football rival when it comes to the GOAT status, Cristiano Ronaldo.
And despite the Portuguese’s numerous records and achievements, he has not won the world cup title.
In conclusion, Lionel Messi has achieved won all these things these great players failed to achieve or win.