Why Lionel Messi is the greatest player of the past decade

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of 90min, we decided to relaunch a debate as old as the time when the Pulga exploded in the face of the world. Is Leo Messi the best player of all time? But 10 years of anniversary oblige, we decided to restrict this debate to the last decade (2011 – 2021).

For many, the question is already quickly answered: Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccitini, by his full name, is the best player of all time. For some, he is not even the best Argentinian player. For others still, it does not arrive at the first abs of a second monster, him Portuguese and known for his locks, his brand of boxer shorts and perhaps a little also for his footballing skills, among others.

This week, we will wonder if at least Lionel Messi is the best player of the last ten years. According to the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), the Pulga is indeed the best player of the decade (2010 – 2020) … but at 90min, we care about things well done and we have decided to postpone this period of one year (2011-2021), anniversary obliges. Then we also decided to study the subject in detail. Here are our arguments.