Luka Modric chooses ‘greatest’ player between Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona

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Croatia captain Luka Modric has chosen Argentine icon Diego Maradona as the greatest player ahead of La Albiceleste great Lionel Messi.

The late Maradona and Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi are constantly suggested as being the greatest players of all time.

The duo have had incredible careers and are heroes in Argentina.

Modric, 37, has had the opportunity to play against Messi for Real Madrid and knows the enormous talent the former Barcelona attacker posseses.

However, in an interview with ESPN Argentina, Modric claimed that Maradona was the better of the two.

He said (via Veronica Brunati):

“For me, Maradona is the greatest. With Messi , Maradona and Leo are the two greats, but Diego is Diego”.

Maradona was an extraordinary talent who played 490 official club games during his 21-year professional career, scoring 259 goals.

He earned 91 international caps for Argentina, scoring 34 goals.

The Napoli legend won the FIFA World Cup with La Albiceleste in 1986.

He lifted the Serie A title twice with Napoli and won the Spanish Super Cup with Barcelona in 1983.

Maradona was renowned for his dribbling abilities, quick feet, vision, and creativity.

He was a stocky gem of a footballer who could make magic out of nothing.

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