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Poll: Is Lionel Messi the greatest football player of all time?

The Argentinian reached yet another landmark last night, becoming only the second player ever to score 200 goals for Barcelona.

Messi won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2009 and 2010.
Messi won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2009 and 2010.

MOST PLAYERS CONSIDER it a significant achievement to score 100 goals for a club.

However, Lionel Messi has a habit of exceeding what is expected of most players.

The Argentinian scored a hat-trick against Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League last night (see video below), helping Barcelona to secure qualification from the group stages in the process.

The star also scored his 200th goal for the club, a feat which even Maradona – the player to whom Messi is most frequently compared – could not achieve.

Messi now looks likely to surpass legendary Barcelona forward Cesar, who scored 235 goals for the club during the 1940s, and become the club’s highest-ever goalscorer.

With this latest achievement in mind, do you think he can now be regarded as the greatest footballer of all time?


Poll Results:

Yes, he's the greatest. (706)
You can only make such judgements after players retire. (398)
Ask me when he wins the World Cup. (129)
No, Ronaldo's better. (53)
Ask me when he breaks the Barca scoring record. (19)






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