Argentina and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, still only 25 years of age, won the World Player of the Year award for an unprecedented fourth year running on Monday. The award came after a year in which the Barcelona ace scored a record-breaking 91 goals for club and country.
Here is the compilation of Quotes said by famous personalities on Lio Messi.
“You cannot compare anyone to Messi. Cristiano Ronaldo is a great human footballer, but Messi is a Martian. He can run even faster with the ball than he can without it. It’s as if he’s playing another sport. It’s almost impossible to do the things he does at that speed.”
“My record stood for 40 years – 85 goals in 60 games – and now the best player in the world has broken it. I’m delighted for him. He is an incredible player, gigantic. He’s such a nice and modest professional, and I hope he gets one or two more goals in 2012 and that he can then hold on to the record for the next 40 years. He’s fantastic. He only has one defect and that is that he doesn’t play for Bayern Munich!” Gerd Muller on Lionel Messi after the little Argentinian broke his world scoring record in a calendar year.
Luiz Felipe Scolari
“Some people do not like Ronaldo because he is a great player, good-looking and has sex with all the ladies. People get jealous. The only bad thing about Ronaldo’s life is Messi. If it was not for him, Ronaldo would have been the best player in the world for five years in a row now.”
“The Royal Spanish Academy needs to come up with a new word to define what Messi does out on the pitch.” Alejandro Sabella urges the organisation responsible for regulating the Spanish language to invent a new adjective to describe his Argentina No10
“Messi is a God – as a person and even more so as a player. I hope that he wins the World Cup with Argentina. To the Gods of the world, all I ask is that you give him that chance.”
“Like Michael Jordan in basketball, Messi is dominating his sport. Very few people in history have managed to dominate their sport the way Jordan and Messi have. I feel sorry for those who want to compete for Messi’s throne – it’s impossible, this kid is unique. He doesn’t just score lots of goals, but he scores lots of great goals, each one being better that the last.”
Here is all the goals he scored in 2012 – The no stands as 91
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