Former Manchester City Star Carlos Tevez Compares Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona

Former Manchester City Star Carlos Tevez Compares Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Carlos Tevez has delivered his own verdict about the greatest player among Messi, Ronaldo and Diego Maradona
  • The Argentine footballer played with Messi in the national team as he was also teammate with Ronaldo at Manchester United
  • Tevez refused to compare Messi and Ronaldo with Maradona, but admitted that the duo are out of the ordinary

A former Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez has branded Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as ‘out of the ordinary' while comparing the greatest footballers of all-time, 90min reports.

He refused to pick between the duo and legendary Diego Maradona who passed away on November 25, 2020 back home in Argentina.

Tevez was teammates with Ronaldo at Manchester United between 2007 and 2009 as he was also international teammates with Messi for his country between 2005 and 2015.

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Carlos Tevez brands Messi and Ronaldo as 'out of ordinary'. Photo: Shaun Botterill
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Tevez told ESPN via Football:

“They are two greats. I felt comfortable with them both. I enjoyed both and learned from them. They are both out of the ordinary.
“With Cristiano, I lived the day to day and with Leo, it was with the national team. They are from another planet. They are still part of football’s elite and that is very difficult. It’s something to admire. You have to tip your hats off to those kinds of players.”

Ronaldo and Messi split a staggering 13 Ballon d’Or between themselves with many comparing them with Maradona.

Comparing Messi with the late legend as regards whom the greatest is, Tevez added:

“Both. They are both Argentine. At times, we fight about it more than the people from outside of the country. The argument has always been made by us. We have to enjoy it.”

Haaland names best players in the world

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund hotshot Erling Haaland has shunned Cristiano Ronaldo and named Lionel Messi among the three best players in the world of 2021.

Haaland also included Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema and Bayern's Robert Lewandowski in his list of top three players of 2021.

The trio of Benzema, Messi, and Lewandowski had a fantastic 2021, with each of them, except Benzema winning top individual prizes.

Who are the best strikers in the Premier League

Meanwhile, Sports Brief Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been named in number one position as UK outlet 90min ranks the top 10 strikers in the English Premier League currently.

Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, Ruud van Nistelrooy are among the greatest strikers who have graced the English topflight in recent years.

It is believed that the league still has some of the best goal scorers on the planet right now and Liverpool star Mo Salah has been truly incredible since joining Liverpool from Roma in 2017.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.