The World is enjoying a new brand of football delivered by stars of the modern game. Soccer fans tune in every weekend to watch the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe among others. However, the question about who is the best footballer of all time divides opinions. A number of stars can be put in that category but the truth of the matter is that they are not many. Today, in the spirit of the beautiful game, we want to look at six legends ranked by many as the best of All-Time in football.
6. Gerd Muller- Germany
— Social Ghana (@socialghana) June 13, 2018
German goal machine Gerd Müller scored 1461 goals in 1216 matches between the years 1962 to1983. The goals came during his time at Bayern Munich and also Germany.
There is no conversation that can be complete in Bavaria without mentioning his name. He was a special player that normally comes around after a century. He scored more than one goal per game which is a phenomenal return. He also won the coveted Ballon d’Or award in 1970. He lifted 4 Bundesliga titles among other club trophies. He was a key player in 1974 when Germany won the World Cup.
5. Lionel Messi- Argentina
Leo Messi [on becoming the only player in history to win the award four times]: “Many thanks to all of the @OnzeMondial readers for the 2017/18 Onze d'Or award. I'm proud to receive it and send you all a big hug!” pic.twitter.com/KwTnzheJ15
— Quotes on Messi 💭 (@MessiQuote) June 12, 2018
Five times World Player of the year Lionel Messi takes the fifth place on the list. The Barcelona magician has delivered everything to the game apart from the World Cup. He has scored many important goals in all competitions he has participated. They include 389 goals in La Liga, 105 in Uefa Champions League, 48 in Copa del Rey and rest come from Spanish Super Cup, Uefa Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup. The 31-year-old total is now 563 goals. He has also netted 65 goals in 128 appearances for Argentina.
He has helped the Catalan giant win 4 UEFA Champions League titles and 9 La Liga crowns among others in a period that has seen the Catalans dominate European football in a manner not seen before.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo- Juventus/Portugal
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Cristiano Ronaldo scored 15 goals in 2017/18 UEFA Champions League season to help his former club Real Madrid lift their third crown in a row. CR7 also lifted 2017 Ballon d’Or award to go level with Lionel Messi. Unlike the Argentine, he helped his country lift UEFA EURO 2016 held in France. The only medal missing in his cabinet is FIFA World Cup. He joined Serie A giants Juventus this summer to win more trophies. He also lifted all trophies available in club level with Manchester United.