Arguably one of the greatest goalscorer and playmaker, Lionel Messi, has mentioned about his favourite players in his past interviews over the years. Here’s the list of his favourite players of each league and his idol.
Lionel Messi has admitted that Pablo Aimar was his childhood idol.
According to Messi, Aimar is one of Argentina’s best players. He has inspired him a lot and became his idol during his childhood. When Aimar decided to retire, Messi even thanked Aimar for giving his magic on the pitch.
“Pablo Aimar will always be my idol. I enjoyed his game, and I’ve followed his journey since he was at the River, ”
“He is the best player in the world. I am very grateful to him”
Aimar’s journey was much in demand by the world of football lovers but he ended his career less desirably. To some players, including FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi, he managed to be an inspiration.
Messi also enjoyed watching many other argentine greats such as Maradona.
In La Liga Messi’s favorite player Ronaldinho who played with Messi and they shared a great bond together. Messi on Ronaldinho “ I don’t consider myself the greatest player in Barcelona’s history because I know it’s Ronaldinho.”
Messi said in an interview that he has great respect for Wayne Rooney who currently plays for Everton he also said that “Rooney has played at a great level for many years and is one of the special players of this generation.”