Dani Alves Snubs Lionel Messi, Names Former Barcelona Teammate Who is World’s Most Skillful Player

Dani Alves Snubs Lionel Messi, Names Former Barcelona Teammate Who is World’s Most Skillful Player

- Dani Alves says PSG star Neymar is the world's most skillful player at the moment

- The Brazilian has played with the winger at Barcelona, PSG and with their country

- Alves also believes Lionel Messi is a better player than his rival Cristiano Ronaldo

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Former Barcelona right-back Dani Alves has named Neymar as the world's most skillful player ahead of Lionel Messi.

The 37-year-old defender spent eight seasons at the Nou Camp where he was able to play with the two exceptional stars.

Apart from the Catalan club, Alves also shared the dressing room with the former Santos star at Paris Saint Germain and the national team.

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The current Sao Paulo player while responding to questions during a question-and-answer session on Instagram, he insisted that Neymar remains the most skillful player out there.

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Dani Alves snubs Messi, names the Barcelona star who is world’s most ‘skillful’ player
Dani Alves, Messi and Neymar during Barcelona's Champions League clash against Manchester City in March 2015. Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Mark Leech Sports Photography
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And when he was asked if the world's most expensive player is the most skillful player in world football right now, Alves simply replied as reported by Metro UK:

"Without a doubt."

Alves was also given an opportunity to speak on the age-long debate about who is better between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and he didn't waste time picking the Argentine over his rival.

The legendary defender also named Sergio Ramos as the toughest defender he has ever played against but claimed Cafu is the greatest right-back of all time.

He picked Xavi Hernandez as the smartest midfielder.

The defender also opened up on the reason behind his Barcelona exit after eight trophy-laden seasons with over 400 appearances.

"‘I did not believe in the leaders who were in charge at that moment."

This was confirmed years after and then joined Juventus in 2016 where he spent just one season before heading to PSG in 2017. He spent two years with the Paris-based club after which he returned to his home country.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Lionel Messi has been ranked as the second-best Barcelona player in a poll conducted by the supporters of the club.

In a ballot from fan poll site Ranker, no fewer than 30 players were shortlisted for the contention of the Catalans greatest player of all-time and the six-time Ballon d'Or is not the preferred one.

Instead, the fans chose to vote for legendary Diego Maradona who spent just two seasons at the Nou Camp.

Source: Legit Newspaper

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