Lionel Messi: Barcelona star crowned greatest footballer of all-time in recent ranking

Lionel Messi: Barcelona star crowned greatest footballer of all-time in recent ranking

- Lionel Messi has beaten Cristiano Ronaldo to another landmark in recent ranking

- The Barcelona talisman has been adjudged the greatest footballer of all-time

- Surprisingly, the ranking saw Brazilian icon Ronaldo was ranked one of the most overrated in history

Lionel Messi, Argentine hitman, has been ranked the greatest footballer of all-time in TierMaker's ranking of big names in football from GOAT status to overrated.

The Barcelona ace beat his greatest challenger Cristiano Ronaldo to the landmark that set him out as the only outstanding player in the history of football befitting of the greatest title.

In the list compiled by Sportbible, the Argentine came up top of the pile with greatest icons including, Maradona, CR7, Ronaldo de Lima, Ronaldinho coming behind him in the legend status.

The list also saw Brazilian legend Pele surprisingly ranked among most overrated in football history alongside Neymar, Gareth Bale and Benzema.

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Lionel Messi ranked greatest of all time by SPORTbible/TierMaker

Lionel Messi ranked greatest of all time by SPORTbible/TierMaker
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Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon, Frenchman Henry, and Steven Gerrard lead names of stars who fall under the 'Great' category.

Man City's Sergio Aguero and retired Chelsea star Drogba spearhead the list of footies falling under the 'Good status.'

The list also saw Barcelona ace Busquets and former Man United hitman Wayne Rooney fall under the 'Underrated category.'

The list also has Arjen Robben and Son Heung-min included but there is a ripple of controversy over the inclusion of the Tottenham star .

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has overtaken Gerd Muller on the top goalscorers in football history list, with the Portuguese beating the Germany legend to fifth position after his goal scoring run for Juventus.

Ronaldo's outstanding brilliance was brought into the discussion again after he singlehandedly inspired Juventus to a comfortable yet narrow 2-1 victory over Parma at the Allianz Stadium last weekend.

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