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Footballers And Legends Have Been Ranked From ‘GOAT’ To ‘Overrated’

Footballers And Legends Have Been Ranked From ‘GOAT’ To ‘Overrated’

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has beaten fierce rival Cristiano Ronaldo to be crowned the 'GOAT.'

SPORTbible used TierMaker to rank different footballers and legends from GOAT status to overrated.

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And the Argentine ace, 32, came out top of the pile to claim the top spot.

Behind Messi in the legend category was none other than Juventus ace Ronaldo, who featured alongside the likes of Ronaldinho, Diego Maradona and Johan Cruyff.

Other world-class stars and former superstars featuring below the legends include Steven Gerrard, Ryan Giggs, Didier Drogba and Robin van Persie.

SPORTbible also created a tier for underrated players who haven't received the praise they should have done.

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Bayern Munich legend Arjen Robben is included alongside the likes of Manchester United all-time scorer Wayne Rooney, Barcelona's Sergio Busquets and Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min.

Credit: SPORTbible/TierMaker
Credit: SPORTbible/TierMaker

But not everyone received praise as some footballers had the unfortunate pleasure of falling into the overrated tier.

And it will no doubt cause controversy as it features the likes of Brazil legend Pele, Real Madrid wantaway Gareth Bale and Barcelona new boy Antoine Griezmann.

Posted below are all of the players featuring in the different tiers.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

GOAT: Lionel Messi

Legend: Zinedine Zidane, Paolo Maldini, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima, Cristiano Ronaldo, Johan Cruyff, Carles Puyol and Diego Maradona

Great: Gianluigi Buffon, Rivaldo, Ryan Giggs, Thierry Henry, Steven Gerrard, Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Roberto Carlos

Good: Sergio Aguero, Didier Drogba, Virgil van Dijk, Robin van Persie, David Beckham and Kylian Mbappe

Underrated: Sergio Busquets, Wayne Rooney, Arjen Robben and Son Heung-min

Overrated: Alexis Sanchez, Antoine Griezmann, Mesut Ozil, Gerard Pique, Pele, Neymar, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema

TierMaker has also been used to rate different positions in the Premier League, from centre-backs and midfielders to wingers.

Agree or disagree with the picks from GOAT to overrated?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: SPORTbible/TierMaker

Topics: Football News, Ronaldinho, Paolo Maldini, Football, Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, Johan Cruyff, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, Carles Puyol

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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