Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, during the Barça-Juventus in the Camp Nou


Messi beats Cristiano and is chosen the best player of the decade

Published:8/02/2021 - 13:14h

Updated:8/02/2021 - 13:14h

The International Federation of Football History and Statistics published a few weeks ago the best eleven of the decade in the world of football and now it has given Leo Messi as the best footballer of the last ten years as the winner

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The International Federation of History and Statistical of Football (IFFHS) published two weeks ago the best eleven of this last decade. This organisation studied to all the footballers, his attainments and his sportive performance between the years 2011 and 2020 to arrive to his conclusions. In this case, in the best alignment of the last 10 years only included two players of the FC Barcelona, Andrés Iniesta and Leo Messi.

The eleven to the complete was the following: Neuer; Lahm, Sergio Bouquets, Virgil go Dijk, Marcelo; Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Iniesta; Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo. In total, the Real Madrid (5 footballers explaining to Cristiano), and the Bayern of Munich (four names explaining to Kroos), went the big victorious in this historical team that rewarded the IFFHS.

But the Federation of History and Statistics no only has done an eleven of the decade, but it also has chosen to the best players of the last ten years. In this case, the Barça himself goes out like clear victorious, since the best footballer of these last ten seasons for them has been Messi. The '10' barcelonista has surpassed to Cristiano, that has finish second, and to his ex mate Iniesta, that is third.

It seems that to the IFFHS cost him a lot decide between the Portuguese and the rosarino, as they recognised in the communiqué in which they announced the victorious. "The world-wide duel between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the two better players of the decade, was fascinante and uncertain to the end of the votes", commented. Luckily, at the end it was the Argentinian the one who added more votes, showing that it is the best.

Regarding collective titles, between 2011 and 2020, that is the period that has taken into account for this vote, both 'cracks' are more or less equalised regarding numbers, but no regarding the importance of the trophies. Messi carried 6 Leagues, 5 Glasses of Rey and 2 Champions League, whereas Ronaldo won 4 Leagues (2 Spaniards and 2 Scudettos), 2 Glasses, 4 Champions and a Eurocopa. Regarding individual distinctions, the now bianconero carried 3 Boots of Gold and 4 Balloons of Gold, whereas the barcelonista heaved 5 Boots of Gold and 4 Balloons of Gold.​

Neymar, Bouquets or Ibrahimovic, between the best

After CR7, Leo and Iniesta appear, by order, Neymar Jr, Bouquets, Neuer, Lewandowski, Gianluigi Buffon, Ibrahimovic and Modric. They throw in fault other names like the ones of Luis Suárez, Sergio Busquets or Dani Alves, champions of the triplete with the Barça in 2015 and 'top' in his position during a lot of years. Besides, the Brazilian won it almost everything with the Juventus and the PSG, by what is surprising that was not.

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