For my money Messi is only 2nd to Garrincha.
You can bring the "he hasn't won a world cup" into all you like. Winning a tournament means nothing, does it make you a better player if you win a world cup? Is Guivarc'h better than Shearer? Of course not.
If he wins a world cup will he magically become faster, more skilful, a better finisher, a better header, a better passer, a better tackler? Fuck it Fontaine has scored most goals in a single world cup, so he's the greatest that ever lived because YOLO!
"he's hasn't played in England" Garrincha/Pele didn't play in Europe, Maradona didn't play in England, Di Stefano didn't play in England, Eusebio didn't play in England, Kempes didn't play in England, Zidane, Beckenbauer, do I need to go on? So why is it an arguement with Messi?
Last edited by kingfunkel; 12-09-2012 at 06:18 PM.