Friday, April 20, 2007
The New Messi(ah)
Lionel Messi is quickly becoming one of the top soccer players in the world. At only 19 years of age he dazzles with the ball and after this weeks super goal he has been getting some really high praises from the soccer world. Being compared to the likes of Maradona isn't an easy feat, but Messi has the ability to become the best player in the world. Playing alongside the current best in the world* (Ronaldinho) doesn't hurt either.
Messi is the youngest player to ever score for FC Barcelona and the youngest player ever to play for Argentina in a World Cup. He didn't get much playing time in last years World Cup, but when he did he made the most of it.
If you haven't seen the video everyone is raving about then click here. That boy got skills!
Here is a detailed picture showing Messi's goal alongside Maradona's goal:
My top 10 soccer/football players in the world (right now):
1. C. Ronaldo
10. Van Nistelrooy
* I think C. Ronaldo has become the best in the world but Ronaldinho is 1A.
The Greatest Goal Ever? (Telegraph UK)