1. “Comparing CR7 to Messi is an exercise of ignorance in football. Messi is Messi and others, footballers.” – Spanish manager Miguel Angel Lotina
2. “I’ve never seen anyone like Leo Messi, he’s a miracle from God, I do not like it when he does his stuff on the field.” – Arda Turan

3. “Once they said they can only stop me with a gun. Today you need a machine gun to stop Messi.” – Hristo Stoichkov

4. “Messi is the Mozart of football.” – Radomir Antic

5. “It is clear that Messi is on a level above all others. Those who do not see that are blind.” – Xavi

6. “For me, to watch Messi play is a pleasure – it’s like having an orgasm – it’s an incredible pleasure.” Luis Figo

7 “This Barca will be remembered as Messi’s Barca. He’s well above anything else I’ve ever seen. He’s an alien.” – Messi’s former team-mate Carles Puyol

8 “Messi is the best in the world without any doubt and for me the history of football.” Luis Enrique

9 “Messi is God, as a person and even more as a player. I knew him when he was a boy and I watched him grow. He deserves it all.” – Samuel Eto’o

10 “Although he may not be human, it’s good that Messi still thinks he is.” – Javier Mascherano

11 “They tell me that all men are equal in God’s eyes, this player makes you seriously think about those words.” – Football commentator Ray Hudson

12 “Life with Leo is prettier, of another color.” – Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu

13 “There are three or four important things in life: books, friends, women … and Messi.” – Portuguese writer Antonio Lobo Antunes

14 “Barca will never have a player like Messi again. Messi’s greatness is present on and off the field of play.” – ex-Barcelona president Sandro Rosell

15 “He is an anomaly, the rest will have to wait until he falls off a bit.” – Dutch legend Edgar Davids

16 “Messi is class. There is him, and then there is the rest. What he does is extraordinary.” – Franck Ribery

17 “We give him the ball and stand back and watch.” People often say to me they saw Pele and Maradona play. “In the future, I’ll be able to say I saw Messi play.” – Thiago Alcantara

18 “He is always going forwards, he never passes the ball backwards or sideways, he has only one idea, to run towards the goal. – Zinedine Zidane

19 “He does not really seem human to me.” – Luis Enrique

20 “Diego [Maradona] filled us with emotions, but between the cracks, without doubt, Messi is better than Maradona.” – Diego Simeone

21 “There’s no doubt, you’re from another galaxy. Thanks Leo.” – Maxi Rodriguez

22 “Who is the Best Player in the World?” Leo Messi. -Arsene Wenger

23 “Messi or Ronaldo is the best player in the world,” said Ronaldo. “Messi is from another planet.” – Turkish international Arda Turan

24 “Messi does not need his right foot. He only uses the left and he’s still the best in the world. Imagine if he also used his right foot, then we would have serious problems.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Lionel Messi

25 “I played with Romario, Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Laudrup and Stoichkov, but Messi is the best I’ve ever seen.” – Former Barcelona and Chelsea star Albert Ferrer

26 “It feels good to be in the same generation as him. I think he’s the best player in the history of the sport.” – Gerard Pique

27 “Messi defies the laws of anatomy, he must have an extra bone in his ankle.” – Argentina’s 1986 World Cup-winning coach Carlos Bilardo

28 “Who’s better, Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Messi. Ronaldo is good, but Messi is 10 times better.” – Dutch star Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

29 “Lionel Messi is quite clear the best player ever. It’s a pleasure to keep up against him and when I finish my career it’s something I can look back on and know I’ve tested myself against the best.” – John Terry

30 “I’m not crazy enough to compare myself with Messi because he’s the best there ever was and the best there will ever be.” – Mario Gomez

31 “Messi is the best player ever. And this is said by someone who has seen Maradona and Pele play.” – AC Milan chief Adriano Galliani

32 “He’s the best in the world. Football looks easy when he plays it.” – Bacary Sagna

33 “I wear the number 10 Jersey for the US National Team in honor of the Greatest athlete I’ve ever seen: Messi.” – Kobe Bryant

34 “The only bad thing about Ronaldo’s life is Messi. If it was not for him, Ronaldo would be the best player in the world for five years in a row.” – Felipe Scolari

35 “I can not believe anyone can have played the game of football as well as Messi.” – Michael Owen

36 “Is Messi a real player or a PlayStation character?” – Radamel Falcao

37 “Do not write about him, do not try to describe him. Just watch him.” – Pep Guardiola…

38 ” Leo, is that exceptional among all current and past footballers, despite his playing position….. Messi is this humble”


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