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Maradona is light years behind Messi, Sergio Ramos

The Real Madrid and Spanish national team captain has proclaimed the Barcelona forward as the La Albiceleste greatest player of all time.

Sergio Ramos has said that Lionel Messi was the best player in the Argentine football history.

Speaking on various issues after his country’s hard-fought 1-0 victory over Iran on Tuesday, the former Sevilla man, who described Maradona as ‘one of the greats of the game,’ said Messi remained the number one player in Argentina.  

“I respect Maradona because he’s one of the game’s greats,” Ramos, as quoted by AS .

“In my opinion he was a genius, but I’d also add that in Argentinian football everyone knows that Maradona is light years behind the number-one, which is Messi.”

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