- Lionel Messi has been named as the world best player by Vicente del Bosque
- The World Cup winning coach stated that Lionel Messi is above all the players on earth
- Messi has won the Ballon d'Or award six times in an incredible achievement
Former Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has named Barcelona legend, Lionel Messi, as the current best footballer on earth thereby snubbing his big rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
For more than ten years now, Messi and Ronaldo have been involved in serious rivalries on and off the pitch.
Messi who has never played for any other club than Barcelona has won six Ballon d'Or awards, while Ronaldo who is a journeyman has five.
As far as coaching is concerned in the world, Vicente del Bosque is one of the best managers in the world considering his achievements in football.
The 69-year-old steered Spain to win the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and also the European championship two years later.
While speaking with TYC Sports, Vicente del Bosque rated Messi as the best player claiming that the Argentine has proven himself for years.
''Lionel Messi is a player from the neighborhood who has the vision of the game from the streets. A dominance and a dribble that is not seen in today's world and he does it where he needs to.
''He is presently the best player in the world,'' Vicente del Bosque explained.
Ronaldo won the Serie A title with Juventus at the 2019/20 season, while Messi failed to win the League with Barcelona.
Messi and his teammates are already in the Champions League quarterfinal where they will face Bayern Munich.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Barcelona superstar Messi defeated arch rival Ronaldo in the battle of who the best footballer in the last ten years was according to the latest statistics.
Messi and Ronaldo have been involved in serious rivalries for more than ten years during which these two players have won 11 Ballon d'Or awards.
However, the discussions and debates on who is the best footballer between these two world stars have been on ongoing for years and there is no definite date that it will end.
Fans of Ronaldo always claim that the Portuguese international is the best with many facts backing their assertions, while Messi's faithfuls have also been naming him the best.
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