Liverpool Legend Crowns Messi as Greatest of All Time as He Names Top 5
- Jamie Carragher has listed his top five players of all-time after the World Cup final
- The former Liverpool player placed 2022 tournament winner Lionel Messi at the top
- A former Real Madrid star Ronaldo anda French football legend also made his list
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has named his top five greatest players of all-time, placing newly crowned World Cup winner Lionel Messi at the summit.
The Argentina star grabbed the headlines after leading his country to their first World Cup in 36 years, finally winning the trophy that has eluded him for so long.
The debate over who the greatest player of all-time was raging until last night, when Messi lifted the trophy at the Lusail Stadium.
In as much as others think otherwise, Messi is by far the most decorated of the list of some of the best to have played the game.
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In a list shared on social media, Carragher named the Argentine captain as his all-time best, on a list which also includes Messi's compatriot Diego Maradona.
"1: Messi, 2: Maradona, 3: Pele, 4: Ronaldo, 5: Zidane," he wrote on Twitter.
Pele remains the only player to have won the World Cup three times, while Ronaldo sits behind Messi as the player with the most Ballon d'Or awards. Zidane won the World Cup as well as the Ballon d'Or in 1998.
Messi wins World Cup
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Messi capped a brilliant international career with the only trophy that has eluded him, after winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Argentina star led his country in what was to be his final game, as the South Americans dethroned France to become world champions for the third time.
Messi scored a brace in a thrilling encounter that travelled 120 minutes and had to be settled on penalties.
Peter Drury's perfect Messi commentary
British commentator Peter Drury had the perfect words to describe Messi upon his World Cup triumph with Argentina.
The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner led the South Americans to their first Mundial in 36 years, after netting a brace in the final against France, Sports Brief reported.
His Paris Saint-Germain teammate, Kylian Mbappe forced the game to penalties with a sensational hat-trick.
Source: Sports Brief News