Lionel Messi and the 10 Best Left Feet Ever in South America

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Lionel Messi and the 10 Best Left Feet Ever in South America
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It is amazing how revered left-footed players can become. A good left-foot is generally referred to as "cultured", whereas their right-footed counterparts are never quite afforded the same level of praise.

South America is perhaps the natural home of the cultured left-footed player. From Gerson to Maradona and Rivaldo to Messi, some of the most gifted players the continent has ever produced have been naturally more inclined to use their left side.

They are held in almost mythical status. Every side needs them, despite their relative rarity. The left-footer is an essential member of any side, with this balance a necessity at the top level.

So, then, let's take a look at the 10 best left feet that the continent has ever produced.

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