Lionel Messi vs. Diego Maradona: Who's Greater and Why

Will TideySenior Manager, GlobalJanuary 17, 2013

Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi have a few things in common—they’re both left-footed, Argentine and will be remembered as football geniuses who defined their generations.

Do we really have to ask who’s greater? Can we ever really say? Of course we can’t, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth having the debate, if only to shine light of their respective achievements.

In this clip, B/R’s Will Tidey plays devil’s advocate and argues for Maradona—citing his 1986 World Cup win with Argentina and the two Serie A titles with Napoli he made possible.

Michael Cummings votes for Messi. The four-time Ballon d’Or winner scored 91 goals in 2012 and has achieved a consistent brilliance that is truly astounding.

Listen to their arguments then make your call. Or don’t.

Either way, have your say on the debate in the comments section below!