The debate between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has been going on for a long time. In this regard, the whole football world is divided into two parts. But who is the best footballer of the last decade, the question has been answered recently.
Where the Argentine star Messi has been selected as the best footballer of the last decade. The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) recently held a vote on the best footballer of the decade.
There, Messi was named the best footballer of the decade, leaving Ronaldo behind. Messi’s former club mate and Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta is in third place. IFFHS, a research institute, received votes from members of 150 countries around the world, considering the performance of footballers from 2011 to 2020. During this time, Messi has won two Champions Leagues, a record six La Liga titles and five Copa del Rey titles for Barcelona.
The captains of Argentina and Barcelona did not go less in terms of personal achievement. He has won many awards, big and small, including 5 Ballon d’Ors and six Pichichi trophies.
Despite failing to win any titles for the country during this period, Albiceleste has played in the finals of three major tournaments under his leadership. These are the 2014 Brazil World Cup and the Copa America for the next two years.
The rest of the top ten footballers of the decade are
4-Sergio Ramos (Spain),
5-Gianluigi Buffon (Italy),
7-Manuel Neuer (Germany),
8-Robert Lewandowski (Poland),
9-Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)
10-Luka Modric (Croatia).