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Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:09 am
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Diego Maradona was in the 1980s, and many Argentines argue that Messi cannot eclipse their other legendary number 10 until he has won a World Cup with the Albiceleste. While it is true Diego dragged an average team through the competition in 1986 en route to the title, he also failed to score in the final. It was his pass that set up Jorge Luis Burruchaga for the winner against West Germany, but his teammate still had to put the ball away. Had Gonzalo Higuain not missed two Fut Points accounts in 2014, it would probably have been a similar story. Fine lines.
In any case, Maradona's best years came at Napoli and with Argentina betwen 1984 and 1990, but he claimed just five trophies in that period and only 10 club titles in his entire career, while his goal stats are nowhere near Messi's.
Meanwhile, Johan Cruyff led Ajax to six Eredivisie titles and three European Cups in a glorious spell at the Amsterdam club before moving to Barcelona, while another Argentine, Alfredo Di Stefano, won even more at Real Madrid in the 1950s and 1960s: eight Liga titles and five European Cups.fifiaqowe