The Footballing God that is Lionel Messi has had his name etched into folklore for many years now, and despite missing the majority of Barcelona’s opening fixtures this season, the Argentine superstar was back amongst the headlines after he won the player of the year award at FIFA’s The Best ceremony yesterday.
Mercurial attacker Messi has been bringing joy to football fans around the world for the best part of 15 years now, and despite having scored over 600 career to date, the 32-year-old has looked as sharp as ever in recent times and shows no signs of slowing down just yet.
Here are 10 of the best quotes about Lionel Messi…
“I have seen the player who will inherit my place in Argentine soccer and his name is Messi. Messi is a genius.” – Diego Maradona
“Messi does not need his right foot. He only uses the left and he’s still the best in the world. Imagine if he also used his right foot, Then we would have serious problems.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic
“Once they said they can only stop me with a pistol. Today you need a machine gun to stop Messi.” – Hristo Stoichkov
“It is clear that Messi is on a level above all others. Those who do not see that are blind.” – Xavi
“Is Messi a real player or a PlayStation character?” – Radamel Falcao
“For me, to watch Messi play is a pleasure – it’s like having an orgasm – it’s an incredible pleasure.” – Luis Figo
“We give him the ball and stand back and watch. People often say to me they saw Pele and Maradona play. In the future, I will be able to say I saw Messi play.” – Thiago Alcantara
“Although he may not be human, it’s good that Messi still thinks he is.” – Javier Mascherano
“Don’t write about him, don’t try to describe him. Just watch him.” – Pep Guardiola
“For the world of soccer, Messi is a treasure because he is a role model for children around the world… Messi will be the player to win the most Ballon d’Ors in history. He will win five, six, seven. He is incomparable. He’s in a different league.” – Johan Cruyff
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