Lionel Messi: Five Reasons Why He Is the Michael Jordan of Soccer

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Lionel Messi: Five Reasons Why He Is the Michael Jordan of Soccer
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I was asked to write a piece comparing a soccer player to Michael Jordan and to be quite honest, I really didn't know what to do. 

Initially, I was going to pick a player from the past, but I would have had to have chosen Maradona or Pele. Articles comparing those two with greats from different sports have been done to death, so I decided to avoid them.

I decided instead to pick a current player and, of course, the obvious choice is Lionel Messi. While the choice of player was obvious, I thought I'd focus on the less obvious reasons that I see a connection between these two sporting greats.

Rather than focus on the championships they've won with their teams, the endless individual honours they've both won, or the fact that they may both go down in history as the greatest of all time in the respective sports, I thought I'd focus on some other aspects to try and make it a bit more interesting.

I hope you enjoy.

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