Messi, Beckham, and Ronaldo Make Antoine Griezmann’s Perfect Football Build

Messi, Beckham, and Ronaldo Make Antoine Griezmann’s Perfect Football Build

Elijah Odetokun
updated at January 20, 2024 at 11:50 AM
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  • Antoine Griezmann has built his perfect footballer under eight attributes
  • The Atletico Madrid star named different players, including himself
  • There was space for eternal rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Antoine Griezmann has an eye for unique attributes in both past and present footballers, and he displayed this when building his perfect player with eight qualities.

Griezmann is one of football’s most underrated players who has won it all, including the FIFA World Cup. Only the European Championship and UEFA Champions League are missing from his cabinet.

Antoine Griezmann, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Wanda Metropolitano, Copa del Rey.
Antoine Griezmann celebrates after scoring against Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey. Photo by Guillermo Martinez.
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Per RFI, he became Los Rojiblancos’ all-time top scorer (174 goals) with his goal against Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final played in Saudi Arabia.

He improved his tally by scoring a brilliant solo goal against the same opponent to eliminate Carlo Ancelotti’s men in the Copa del Rey with a 4-2 victory.

Griezmann builds perfect footballer

The versatile France international attacker sat with ESPN to build a perfect footballer using eight different attributes, and he was allowed to use players past and present.

Astoundingly, he named England legend David Beckham as his favourite ball passer, while he admired Cristiano Ronaldo’s strength of all the attributes possessed by the Portuguese.

Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets is his definition of intelligence, while he is a fan of his own endurance, exhibiting perfect self-awareness to pick that out.

He picked his club captain, Koke, for work rate, while he preferred Thierry Henry’s speed, surprisingly, because most footballers have picked Kylian Mbappe.

The 32-year-old named technique his favourite part of former teammate Messi, while he named Italian legend Filippo Inzaghi his favourite finisher.

Fans in the post's comments section applauded his ball knowledge, particularly the part of being a Beckham fanboy.

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Richarlison snubs Messi

Sports Brief reported on Richarlison snubbing Lionel Messi in his perfect player build but included his archrival, Ronaldo.

The Brazilian forward did not consider his South American counterpart worthy of a mention in any of the categories, though he included Toni Kroos and Thiago Silva.

He won fans’ hearts by naming Manchester City striker Kevin De Bruyne as his favourite pass machine.

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