- Diego Maradona has been picked as the greatest footballer ever
- The Argentine scored many goals during his playing time and also won the World Cup
- Pele is ranked as the second best while Lionel Messi occupies the third position
Late Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has emerged as the best footballer ever to have played the round leather game in the list of 50 greatest soccer stars.
Football is known to be the most watched sporting activities in the world considering the excitement, joy and pains it bring to the fans and followers.
Over the years, there have been some players who have excelled in the round leather game with the likes of Diego Maradona, Pele and Ronaldo Delima among the greatest.
Pele scored hundreds of goals during his active playing time and also helped his country Brazil to win three World Cup titles which is an incredible record.
Diego Maradona would also never be forgotten in Argentina considering the big role he played in helping the South American nation to win the 1986 World Cup.
However, there are other players who have written their names in gold as far as football is concerned as the likes of Kaka, George Weah, Xavi and Buffon also succeeded in football.
According to the report on Givemesport citing 90 minutes, they rated Diego Maradona as the greatest player ever on earth while Pele is placed second with Lionel Messi occupying third.
See the top 10 list below.
10. Roberto Baggio
9. Michel Platin
8. Zinedine Zidane
7. Cristiano Ronaldo
6. Ronaldo Nazario
5. Johan Cruyff
4. Franz Beckenbauer
3. Lionel Messi
1. Diego Maradona
90 minutes however also published their list of the greatest 50 players on earth.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Argentinian goalkeeper Edgar Bardia was stunned when legendary Lionel Messi requested for his shirt in return after Barcelona recorded a 3-0 win over Elche in the La Liga.
Lionel Messi scored a brace and one of which was his trademark goal as Jordi Alba put the cherry on the cake.
The three points mean Barcelona are still in contention for the La Liga title this season as they are just five points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid.
Immediately after the final whistle against Elche, goalkeeper Badia rushed towards Messi to ask for his icon’s jersey.