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Barcelona's Greatest Players Of All Time Have Been Ranked, Lionel Messi Only Third

Barcelona's Greatest Players Of All Time Have Been Ranked, Lionel Messi Only Third

Diego Maradona has been voted Barcelona's greatest player of all time by fans - with Lionel Messi ranking in third.

Maradona takes top spot on Ranker's list with 582 up votes, over 100 more than second place Ronaldinho who sits on 440 votes.

His Argentine compatriot Messi has more up votes with 663, but his 337 down vote total gives him a lower average than both Maradona and Ronaldinho.

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Check out the top 25 below.

25. Patrick Kluivert (1998-2004)

24. Gheorghe Hagi (1994-1996)

23. Laszlo Kubala (1950-1961)

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22. Deco (2004-2008)

21. Michael Laudrup (1989-1994)

20. Victor Valdes (2002-2014)

19. Hristo Stoichkov (1990-1995, 1996-1998)

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18. Romario (1993-1995)

17. Ronald Koeman (1989-1995)

16. David Villa (2010-2013)

15. Rivaldo (1997-2002)

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14. Samuel Eto'o (2004-2009)

13. Sergio Busquets (2008-present)

12. Dani Alves (2008-2016)

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11. Luis Suarez (2014-present)

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10. Gerard Pique (2008-present)

9. Neymar (2013-2017)

8. Ronaldo Nazario (1996-1997)

7. Carles Puyol (1999-2014)

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6. Xavi (1998-2015)

5. Andres Iniesta (2002-2018)

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4. Johan Cruyff (1973-1978)

3. Lionel Messi (2004-present)

2. Ronaldinho (2003-2008)

1. Diego Maradona (1982-1984)

While there is no doubting Maradona's status as one of the game's greatest ever players, his two year stint at Barcelona didn't produce as many accolades as other names on the list.

He joined the Catalan giants for a then world record fee of £5 million from Boca Juniors but suffered an injury plagued two years at the Nou Camp.

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Maradona left for Napoli in 1984 where he would go on to become a bonafide superstar.

Many will argue that Lionel Messi is the one who deserves top spot.

The 32-year-old has smashed all kinds of records during his 16 year stint at the club and has won the Ballon d'Or six times.

He's won 10 La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies alongside some of the world's best players.

Two of the best he played with are Xavi and Andres Iniesta, who are sixth and fifth on the list respectively.

Other players from recent history in the top 25 include Neymar and Luis Suarez, with the trio making up the deadly 'MSN' strike force between 2014 and 2017.

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Neymar is still looked upon fondly at Barcelona despite his controversial exit for Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.

Rumours have swirled that the Brazilian is wanted back at the club but a move is yet to materialise.

Who do you think is Barcelona's greatest player of all time?

Sound off in the comments below.

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Topics: Football News, Ronaldinho, Football, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Lists, Legends, reactions

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