The 50 greatest ever quotes about Lionel Messi — The 'Miracle from God'

Maxime H. - Thursday 18 August 2016 497 Likes

Whether which club you support, you can't deny Lionel Messi is one the greatest soccer player ever.

From Pep Guardiola to Diego Armando Maradona or Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane, here are 50 great quotes that define well what type of soccer player Lionel Messi is:

1) "They tell me that all men are equal in God’s eyes, this player makes you seriously think about those words." - soccer commentator Ray Hudson

2) "I have never seen anyone like Leo Messi. He is a miracle from God! I like it when he does his things on the field. It's not jealousy - I feel good, for instance, when he nutmegs someone." - Arda Turan

3) "Is Messi a real player or a PlayStation character?" - Radamel Falcao

4) "I like Messi a lot, he’s a great player. Technically, we’re practically at the same level." - Pele

5) "Once they said they can only stop me with a pistol. Today you need a machine gun to stop Messi." - Hristo Stoichkov

6) "Messi is the Mozart of soccer." - Radomir Antic

7) "It is clear that Messi is on a level above all others. Those who do not see that are blind." - Xavi

8) "For me, to watch Messi play is a pleasure – it’s like having an orgasm – it’s an incredible pleasure." - Luis Figo

9) "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

10) "This Barca will be remembered as Messi’s Barca. He’s well above anything else I’ve ever seen. He’s an alien." - Carles Puyol

11) "Messi is the best in the world without any doubt and for me the history of soccer." Luis Enrique

12) "Messi is God, as a person and even more as a player. I knew him when he was a boy and I’ve watched him grow. He deserves it all." - Samuel Eto'o

13) "Although he may not be human, it’s good that Messi still thinks he is." - Javier Mascherano

14) "Newton and Einstein had a certain level of autism - I hope that, like them, Messi surpasses himself every day and continues to give us his beautiful brand of soccer." - Romario

15) "Life with Leo is prettier, of another colour." - Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu

16) "There are three or four important things in life: books, friends, women… and Messi." - Portuguese writer Antonio Lobo Antunes

17) "Seeing Messi play is like watching a video game… What Messi does on a soccer field is simply unthinkable… The way he walks from side to side, and once he sees an opportunity, he simply creates magic." - tennis superstar Victoria Azarenka

18) "He is an anomaly. The rest will have to wait until he falls off a little bit.” - Edgar Davids

19) "At this point I’m starting to believe that Messi is tightly related to Clark Kent." - Bar Rafaeli

20) "Messi is class. There is him, and then there is the rest. What he does is extraordinary." - Franck Ribery

21) "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 will be able to say I saw Messi play." - Thiago Alcantara

22) "He is always going forwards. He never passes the ball backwards or sideways. He has only one idea, to run towards the goal. So as a soccer fan, just enjoy the show." - Zinedine Zidane

23) "He sees passes that most people can only see whilst watching the game on TV, not ones that you can normally see on the pitch." - Tata Martino

24) "He does not really seem human to me." - Luis Enrique

25) "For the world of soccer, Messi is a treasure because he is a role model for children around the world… Messi will be the player to win the most Ballons d’Or in history. He will win five, six, seven. He is incomparable. He’s in a different league." - Johan Cruyff

26) "I have played against Platini, Maradona, Cruyff and played with George Best — a lot of big names, but none of them has been able to do what Messi does. Two years ago I said that the best player I played against was Maradona and the best player I have played with was Bestie. But I can now say I have never seen a player as good as Messi. He’s in a league of his own." - Former Tottenham star Gerry Armstrong

27) "Who’s better, Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Messi. Ronaldo is good, but Messi is 10 times better." - Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

28) "Diego [Maradona] filled us with emotions. But between the cracks, without doubt, Messi is better than Maradona." - Diego Simeone

29) "There is no doubt, you’re from another galaxy. Thanks Leo." - Maxi Rodriguez

30) "Who is the Best Player in the World? Leo Messi. Who is the Best Player Ever? Leo Messi." - Arsene Wenger

31) "I have seen the player who will inherit my place in Argentine soccer and his name is Messi. Messi is a genius." - Diego Maradona

32) "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

33) "Fella’s a genius. Best ever by a distance in my life time. Never really saw Pele… Souness, Gullit, Venables and now Rooney agree Messi is the best they have seen. He plays a game with which we are not familiar." - Gary Lineker

34) "I played with Romario, Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Laudrup and Stoichkov but Messi is the best I’ve seen." - Albert Ferrer

35) "It feels good to be in the same generation as him. I believe he’s the best player in the history of the sport." - Gerard Pique

36) "Messi defies the laws of anatomy, he must have an extra bone in his ankle." - Carlos Bilardo

37) "Lionel Messi is quite clearly the best player ever. It’s a pleasure to pit myself against him and when I finish my career it’s something I can look back on and know I’ve tested myself against the very best." - John Terry

38) "In my entire life I have never seen a player of such quality and personality at such a young age, particularly wearing the ‘heavy’ shirt of one of the world’s great clubs... Before a game, you can plan for everything. But Messi can produce a move that no-one expects and change the game in an instant." - Fabio Capello

39) "Messi is better than Maradona; he is more complete, more consistent, more spectacular. He is reinventing the game – a mix of the real and the virtual." - Tostão

40) "I am not crazy enough to compare myself with Messi because he is the best there ever was and the best there will ever be." - Mario Gomez

41) "I was a big fan of Maradona growing up and of the current crop Ronaldo is good but Messi is the best I’ve ever seen. I don’t dish out praise lightly but Messi deserves it. I look for weaknesses in his game and I can’t find them." - Roy Keane

42) "Messi is the best player ever. And this is said by someone who has seen Maradona and Pele play." - AC Milan chief Adriano Galliani

43) "He is the best in the world. soccer seems easy when he plays it." - Bacary Sagna

44) "I wear the number 10 Jersey for the US National Team in honour of the Greatest athlete I have ever seen: Messi." - Kobe Bryant

45) "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

46) "I can’t believe anyone can have played the game of soccer as well as Messi." - Michael Owen

47) "Messi is a genius. He has everything. When I watch him, I see a player who is very, very, skilful, very clever and his left foot is like Diego Maradona’s." - Franz Beckenbauer

48) "Messi or Cristiano? Cristiano Ronaldo is very good, but I prefer Messi. He’s incredible." - Gheorghe Hagi

49) "Comparing CR7 to Messi is an exercise of ignorance in soccer. Messi is Messi and others, soccerers." - Spanish manager Miguel Angel Lotina

50) "The other day I saw one of his games. He was running with the ball at a hundred per cent full speed, I don’t know how many touches he took, maybe five or six, but the ball was glued to his foot. It’s practically impossible." - Real Madrid legend Raul

Bonus: "Don't write about him, don't try to describe him. Just watch him." - Pep Guardiola

Ok then, Pep.

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