Barcelona star Messi, 26, was named the world’s best player for four successive years before Real Madrid’s Ronaldo ended his run by claiming 2013 award. He lifted the Scudetto. With Pele receiving an honorary Ballon d'Or last week, fans knew Maradona … The information contained in Goal.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Goal.com, COMMENT: The Argentine is universally regarded as one of the greatest players in history but he played at time when non-European players were ineligible for the prestigious prize. Have your say with a comment below or tweet @R_Tolmich with your opinions! Beckenbauer and Cruyff were also excellent players. Did Maradona score the best goal of all-time? In an age in which one can only seemingly enjoy the sublime skills of Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo - but never both, trying to have an objective debate on such matters can be a maddening exercise in futility. Pele will always be second, be it in international football or in Brazilian sports. ", Pelé was also quick to play down any comparisons between him and Messi, saying: “How can you compare them? ”. Maradona hit 19 goals in 50 games, a strike rate of 0.38. The sad thing is that he is second best and he will continue to stay in that position. Indeed, looking up old footage of Diego Maradona at his brilliant best offers an instantaneous and undisputed reminder of the Argentine's footballing genius. Bola.net - Legenda sepak bola Argentina Diego Maradona yakin dengan skill yang dimilikinya, ia akan bisa mengoleksi banyak penghrgaan Ballon d'Or, seperti Lionel Messi. The No.10's year was probably better, overall, but the World Cup-winning Matthaus took the big individual prize. Namun Maradona juga mengakui bahwa Lionel Messi memang layak meraih banyak penghargaan Ballon d'Or tersebut. However, it was Ruud Gullit, who started the year at PSV and later moved to Milan in a world-record transfer, who won gold. I think Neymar is more complete than him, but in Europe everyone talks more about Mbappé.”. Tak Puas Jadi Juara Empat, Sadio Mane Incar Trofi Ballon d'Or Tahun Depan, Van Dijk Dipuji Baresi, Klopp: Rasanya Seperti Dinobatkan oleh Raja. While presenting the award (this year’s Ballon d’Or) to Cristiano Ronaldo, Pele uttered his name as ‘Cristiano Leonardo’. Why did Maradona never win a Ballon d’Or? Official retro t-shirts English football clubs, be inspired by the most important moments of the premier. Maradona’s performances as Argentina won the 1986 trophy cemented his status as the best player of his era, but he said Messi does not need to replicate his own World Cup heroics to secure his standing among the greats. 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As it stands, then, Maradona will never be remembered for his bulging trophy cabinet - however, as a footballing icon, he is peerless. El Diego had one of the greatest individual World Cups ever, with five strikes and sensational solo performances, against Italy, England, Belgium and Germany. The following season the Frenchman would lift the Scudetto and also another Ballon d'Or.In 1986, however, Maradona would have received probably the only unanimous vote in the award's history (Lionel Messi came close in 2009 with 98.54 percent). Argentina legend Diego Maradona said he was “delighted” Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or as he believes it will inspire Lionel Messi to success at this summer’s World Cup. The weight of the World Cup was too strong in 1990. There also appears little doubt that Maradona would have retained his title as the game's greatest player the following year. 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That year, the Ballon d'Or winner was Michel Platini, who finished second in Serie A with Juventus and was the league's top scorer, with 16. “Thanks to his age and the experience gained in these years, this is the World Cup which is best for [Messi],” Maradona, who coached Argentina at the 2010 finals, told La Nacion. Diego Maradona kemudian ditanya, jika ia bermain di era sepak bola modern saat ini, berapa trofi Ballon d'Or yang kira-kira akan ia dapatkan. He netted 16 goals in 28 games, finishing behind Van Basten, who bagged 19. On the other hand, Maradona has long been Pele's biggest competitor when it comes to determining the greatest of all time, as the Argentine was so good, even God would intervene in his favor. Report (0) (0) | Marco Van Basten, however, lifted the Scudetto, the European Championship and the Ballon d'Or and it is only fair to admit that the Dutchman richly deserved his individual recognition. Diego Maradona kemudian ditanya, jika ia bermain di era sepak bola modern saat ini, berapa trofi Ballon d'Or yang kira-kira akan ia dapatkan. The following season he would lift the Scudetto and also another Ballon d'Or. This was the worst possible start to his first full season in charge for newly-appointed manager Neil Lennon. Lantas, apa yang membuat Messi sangat mahir dalam melakukan tendangan bebas saat ini? In the 1980s, the Argentine's golden years, France Football magazine did not consider players born outside of Europe, an oversight only corrected in 1995 and one which begs the question: how many trophies would Maradona have won had he been eligible for the most prestigious individual honour in football? What you do complicates it.'". Lothar Matthaus, a star at title-less Inter, was one of the leading lights of Italia 90 for Germany. 2 With Pele receiving an honorary Ballon d'Or last week, fans knew Maradona comments couldn't be far behind. In the interview, the Brazil great also spoke about Neymar and his perceived play-acting at the World Cup, but sympathised with him for being unfairly "singled out" after Brazil’s poor showing at the tournament. I am happy with what I am doing for football and for myself. “Saya pikir saya akan memiliki sejumlah [Ballon d'Or],” katanya pada TyC Sports' Libero, seperti dilansir Goal International. answers. "It's difficult to defend Neymar for all the things he does besides playing football. They were all thinking about the return, about their tickets... and he was there, distraught, crying.