by BERNAMA / pic by BLOOMBERG
MADRID – The Argentine genius Lionel Messi (picture) was selected today as the Best Footballer of the World in 2017, according to the poll conducted every year by the newspaper Marca, eminently Madrid-based.
Individual performances have weighed more than titles. At least for the users of MARCA.com, who have voted Messi as the best soccer player in the world in 2017, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, winner of the Golden Ball and the FIFA The Best Award, exposes the newspaper.
To highlight the work of the South American, Marca recalls, ‘the discussion is already about whether Messi is the best of all time. Few words are left to define him. ‘
Golden Boot for the fourth time in his career thanks to the 37 goals he scored in the league. He had a fundamental role for Barça to lift the Copa Del Rey the previous season, but beyond the collective titles Leo returned to perform above excellence, he adds.
The debate over whether Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo happens more and more to a second plane, given the notable difference between both, especially in questions of generation, creation and vision of the game, widely favourable for the Barcelona player.
Behind Messi and Cristiano, the great dominators of football in the last decade were placed on the list of Francisco Alarcón Brand (Isco), Harry Kane, Luka Modric, Kylian Mbappé, Gianluigi Buffon, Neymar, Sergio Ramos and Kevin De Bruyne.