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Messi # 1 in the history of football

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The prestigious Dutch magazine Voetbal International chose Lionel Messi for Player # 1 in the history of football. The striker of Barcelona and the Argentine national team outpaced votes compatriot Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff, Pele, Alfredo di Stefano and others. Largest competitor of La Pulga nowadays Cristiano Ronaldo is not even in the top 5.

The publication, which dates back to 1962, explains its choice with the fact that Messi has five “Golden Balls”, 30 trophies as a Barca player and a title with Argentina at the 2008 Olympics.