Basketball Player : Lionel Messi Is The Greatest Basketball Player

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F.C. Barcelona player, Lionel Messi, is one of the greatest soccer players to set foot on the pitch. Many people might say today that Cristiano Ronaldo is the better player but one would could disagree. Soccer is the most played sport in the world, about three billion people play the sport and Messi is the top player out of 3 billion players. Messi is not only a talented player but he is a hard worker, a team player, and the stats are on his side.
Moreover, talent can only take you so far into the game until one has to start working hard. Messi was very short at a young age compared to all of the other kids. He was later diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency, which can stunt one’s growth. Because of this height difference among other players, Messi had to depend on his dribbling skills and speed to get around people and not get shoved. By the age of 13, he got contracted to play for one of the best teams in the world, F.C. Barcelona. He played his first professional game at the age of 16, playing beside great players and learning from the best. His hard work and diligence have gotten him to stay in one of the best teams for 17 years and sill has almost every team trying to buy him. Lionel Messi has the record for being awarded the most prestigious cup five times, the Ballon d’Or, which is given to the best player of the year.
Additionally, soccer mainly focuses on teamwork. If the whole team loses you lose and if you lose the team loses. One cannot do everything by themselves and expect to win the game or outshine players. A player is only good as its team and Messi has shown proof of this. Messi almost has the highest number of assists, more than any striker or forward. “Assists with 237 and giving assists every 240 minutes of a game.” (Michel Acosta) Compare that to one of the top soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo who assist every 340 minutes of a game. Ronaldo is more of player who would put himself before his team, as one can see by the stats. Messi has played his whole soccer career at Barcelona, so he has gained a voluminous of chemistry and has gotten close to his teammates. Teamwork is something one cannot master in a week nor month; teamwork is a skill like dribbling or shooting.
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