Lionel Messi is the greatest player of all-time, according to his former Barcelona team-mate Samuel Eto’o.
Real Madrid and Croatia star Luka Modric claimed the main prize, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah.
Regardless, Eto’o – who played alongside Messi at Barca from 2004-09 – said the Argentina star was the greatest of all-time.
🔊 Samuel Eto’o: “For us Leo #Messi will be the greatest football player of all times. The three finalists are great too but this doesn’t change anything. The best will be always Leo Messi.”
— Unstoppable Messi ™ (@UnstoppableLM10) September 25, 2018
‘Leo, for us, will always be the best player in the world ever,’ he said.
‘The human beings have to choose and they chose those three players, who have done well this year too.
‘But for people like me and others, it doesn’t change the fact that Leo is the best player in the world ever.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 24, 2018
Messi has won nine LaLiga titles and four Champions League crowns among numerous other trophies at Barca, while he is a five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or.
-This story originally appeared on FourFourTwo.co.za
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