The History of football can never be complete without mentioning some great players who spiced up the event. They contributed to their own quota to make football memorable to its lover.
The question is very difficult to answer, and after a lot of surveys and questionnaire rolled out by our correspondence online.sportyleagues created time to collate opinions of many football lovers, who in their own opinion mention the likes of Pele, Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, Johan Cruyff, Ribery, Cristiano Ronaldo and of course the 6th Times ballon dor.
From the Survey done, SportyLeagues concluded that there is no way to just pick one particular player as the greatest footballer of all time, reason been that every footballer has made one record or the other during their own time or prime.
Individual records of each player vary, as they have records of their own that surpass each other.
Let’s take a look at the era of Pele of Brasil
Pele is the only player to win three FIFA world cups, he won it in the year 1958,1962, and 1970. He has scored over 1000 goals in his career, which as of now, no one has gotten to that level. He is regarded as one of the greatest footballers that have ever existed.
on Maradona, He singlehandedly raised the Image of Napoli, he won the Serie A for Napoli and still went on to win the UEFA Champions League.
Johan Cruyff he won the ballon dor 3 times, 1971,1973,1974. He has GOAL Tactics.
Many people still believe Maradona is better, because he explored, moving from different leagues, he left his own continent to another continent.
This shows how better off Maradona could be, we all know we cannot compare European football with other leagues, in terms of technicalities and the competition there. Unlike Pele that played on his own soil, not tasting what football is like in other leagues.
Then coming down to the era of the likes of Zidane, Luis Figo, Raul, and Ronaldo. According to the history of football, that is the most competitive set of footballers in the history of football, because they were so many and great hence competition was extremely high and they all made football interesting during their own time.
Ronaldo of Brazil was the youngest player to have ever won the ballon dor at the age of 20, it is a record that is yet to be broken. He won the FIFA wORLD BEST 3 TIMES.
Some players like Zidane played for famous clubs like Real Madrid of Spain, Juventus of Italy, and was able to win the Champions League with Real Madrid. He also led France to win the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
Zidane won the Champions League 3 times and was named FIFA’s best player 3 times.
Looking at the era of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Football lovers refer to both as football wizards, due to the record both has, Lionel Messi has six ballon dors while Cristiano Ronaldo has five, no player has ever achieved this.
checking all these things and trying to put it as a cumulative record, it will be very difficult to pick out a footballer as the greatest footballer of all time.
No doubt there is always one player that will be outstanding, but are we going to push away the other players that have also broken records upon records?, but no matter how difficult it is, we will always give preference to Pele, because he opened the eyes of football lovers to good football
After his era, football has given birth to great players, that have been doing extraordinary things in the world of football, which Pele himself cannot even think of doing.
That is why you see him always, giving credits to the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when they break records.
Although some records of Pele are still holding and no player has ever come closer to breaking it. Talking about total Free kicks, Pele still has it.in his lifetime of playing football, he scored over 70 Freekicks, which no player has ever come close to, Ronaldinho scored only 67.
Putting all these facts and records together, it is really hard to pick the greatest footballer of all time.