Richarlison Snubs Messi, Names Ronaldo and Neymar in His Ultimate Player

Richarlison Snubs Messi, Names Ronaldo and Neymar in His Ultimate Player

Elijah Odetokun
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Tottenham forward Richarlison has built his ultimate player
  • The Brazilian forward snubbed Argentina captain Lionel Messi
  • He had places for Cristiano Ronaldo and compatriot Neymar Jr

Richarlison appears not to be a fan of Lionel Messi, so he couldn’t pick him to fill any of the eight attributes under which he built his ultimate footballer.

Lionel Messi is arguably the greatest footballer ever to play the beautiful game and one of the few who can boast of completing football by winning it all.

He cemented his legacy at the pinnacle of football after winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and subsequently won his record-extending eighth Ballon d'Or.

Lionel Messi, Richarlison, Argentina, Maracana Stadium, Brazil, Copa America.
Lionel Messi and Richarlison compete for the ball during the 2021 Copa America final between Argentina and Brazil. Photo by Nelson Almeida.
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The 36-year-old also called it quits on his adventure in European football by moving to the Major League Soccer with Inter Miami after running down his Paris Saint-Germain contract.

Richarlison snubs Messi in ultimate player

Tottenham striker Richarlison sat with ESPN UK to build his ultimate footballer, and some of his responses got fans talking.

He rightly picked Kylian Mbappe’s speed and Adriano’s strength. He picked Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos as the intelligent player he adores.

Unquestionably, he named compatriot Neymar Jr his best dribbler and Cristiano Ronaldo his best shooter. Kevin De Bruyne’s passing fascinates him, and he is ever happy to be under Thiago Silva’s leadership.

There is no room for Messi, whom many players have picked under intelligence or passing, while the former Everton forward picked himself for celebrations. Fair to him; he got quite a few funny ones.

@fineboytennyson replied:

“No Messi?”

@Em2Mcfc replied:

“If someone says debruyne for passing you know he knows ball”

@AndyCuomo69 added:

“Why didn’t he name any Spurs teammates?”

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Endrick snubs Messi

Sports Brief reported on Endrick snubbing Messi in his ultimate player while naming Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Real Madrid teenage forward had his build filled with mostly Real Madrid players, and it is a surprise that he omitted the Argentine, whom he had admired before.

Madrid fans bullied the Brazilian into deleting a tweet praising Messi during the 2022 World Cup after the former Barcelona star left Josko Gvardiol for dead.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.