Argentina’s star, Lionel Messi, has been considered the world’s best footballer of all time, ahead of Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi and Ronaldo, two of the world’s greatest attackers at the time, have been at the forefront of a long debate over their title of the best footballers of all time, which has so far failed to reach a definite conclusion even from people. In soccer, most of the Latino players are considered superior.
Until recently, on June 8, Dr Ian Graham, Director of the Liverpool Research Centre, confirmed that statistics show that Messi is better than Ronaldo because he creates more benefits for his teammates.
“Messi is that person. The difference is that he is not only a world-class attacking midfielder. But he also creates opportunities for his teammates, which is what makes him better and Ronaldo Messi does a great job of both. This is the difference,” said Dr Graham at the Cheltenham Science Festival.
However, with Messi, 35, choosing to move from Paris Saint-Germain to Inter Miami, while Ronaldo has been relegated to the Saudi Arabian league with Al Na. Describing his career as a decline, Dr Graham added that PSG star Kylian Mbappe and Manchester City striker Erling Haaland are on the way up and replacing the big two.
“Every model’s statistics will tell you that Kylian Mbappe is the best player in Europe right now,” said Dr Graham.
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