when the question has come for describing the greatest of all time, the Italian World Cup-winning captain has chosen the former professional Argentine forward Maradona. Fabio Cannavaro, not Messi, Maradona is the greatest of all time.
Lionel Messi who has won the record six Ballon d’Or in his professional career. Some say he is the greatest of all time. Yes, the former Italian defender Fabio Cannavaro is very fond of the Argentine left foot magician also.
To the English news portal Sky Sports, the former Italian footballer has given an interview. There he has praised the two Argentines and he is very impressed with Messi and Maradona. In recent times, he is the manager of the Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande. To the 46 years old former defender, Lionel Messi is one the best in recent times. And the 1986 FIFA World Cup winner Diego Maradona is the greatest of all time.
The former Real Madrid center-back has utmost respect on the Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi. To the new generation, he is one of the best footballers. But Diego Maradona is different. When the former Napoli playmaker Maradona played, football was different. The opponents fouled so much against him but all the time, he kept control of the game.
🎙 Fabio Cannavaro: “I respect Messi a lot, and for the new generation he’s one of the best, but Maradona was different. They kicked him constantly but he was always in control and he was tough. Messi is top but Maradona is another world. He’s not one of the best, he’s the best”. pic.twitter.com/eVoF6MwJWJ
— Everything Napoli (@NapoliAndNaples) May 9, 2020
Yes, Lionel Messi is on the top no doubt. But Maradona is on another level. The former Juventus player Fabio Cannavaro cannot compare Maradona with any player still. The 46 years old did not witness the wrath of the Brazilian legend Pele. So, he did not consider the name of the legendary striker.
In the year 2006, Fabio Cannavaro won the FIFA World Cup. And at the same time, the former Italian defender won the FIFA Best Player award. He did not see Pele on the ground but witnessed the wrath of the Argentine great Diego Maradona. For the seven long years, he has seen every match of the former Argentina national football team captain. Maradona is not one of the best, he is the best!
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) May 11, 2020
Wearing the shirt of the Catalan club Barcelona, Maradona won a Copa del Rey, a Copa de La Liga, and a Spanish Super Cup title. But the World Cup-winning player spent his golden time in the Italian side Napoli. With the Italian side, Maradona won two Italian Serie A titles, a UEFA Cup, an Italian Cup, and an Italian Super Cup title so far.