- Xavi has stated that Lionel Messi is the best player on earth
- The 40-year-old picked Messi ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo
- Xavi also stated that Ronaldinho is among the greatest stars
Former Barcelona superstar Xavi has claimed that his ex teammate at the club Lionel Messi is the greatest footballer on earth rating the Argentine above Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldinho.
For many years now, there have been serious debates among fans on who is the best footballer between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
These two players have established themselves and hardly is there any nation where their names have not been heard due to their brilliant performances.
Lionel Messi has won six Ballon d'Or awards in his career, while Cristiano Ronaldo has won five so far.
These two players have won all the titles any player will ever dream of winning with only the World Cup missing in their cabinets.
Xavi who is now a coach has however decided to join the train of discussion about who is the greatest naming Lionel Messi as the one.
"Perhaps he lacked constancy in being at his peak. For me, only Messi is above Ronaldinho because of the constancy of the last few years."
"Messi is the best in history, but Ronaldinho is with the best. The rest follow.
"Ronaldinho is with the best with Ronaldo 'Fenomeno', with Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, that group,''. Xavi told Globo Esporte.
Before the Spanish La Liga season was suspended, Lionel Messi had scored 24 goals in 31 games in another battle for the 2020 Baloon d'Or.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Cristiano Ronaldo was named as the greatest player of all time by fans beating his arch rival Lionel Messi of Barcelona in a World Cup voting style set up to pick the winner.
The Portugal international and Lionel Messi have been into serious rivalry for years in which seven Ballon d'Or awards have been won by these two players.
But the arguments of who is the greatest or best footballer between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is what will continue among football fans all over the world and even pundits.
Some pundits will come out to say Cristiano Ronaldo is the best footballer, while some will say Lionel Messi is the best in heated discussions.
However, Spanish medium Marca set up a voting World Cup style for fans to pick who they think is the best or greatest footballer ever.
The voting pattern starts from the round of 16, where Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo moved from each from the group.
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