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10 similarities between Maradona and Messi that you should know.

Maradona and Messi are one of the best players in their respective generation.


Diego Armando Maradona is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Born, 30th October,1960 and won World cup in 1986 with the national team


while Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini,born 24th June 1987 has never won the world cup with his national team.

Both players are known for terrorizing their opponents,where Maradona once said Messi could be his reincarnation.

These are 10 similarities between them;


1. They are both Argentine and represented Argentina at the world cup and captained their national team.


2. They both wear number 10 shirt for their national team.


3. They are both stars in Barcelona FC where maradona played from 1982-1984 breaking the world transfer record and Messi currently plays for Barcelona.

4. They are both left-footed footballer and they say,left-footed players have inverted brain hemisphere functions, which gives them an extra dose of unpredictability.

5. They both played FIFA under 20 world cup and won. Maradona won the cup in 1979 in Japan and Messi won the cup in 2005 in Netherlands.

6. They both won Golden Ball at their respective FIFA under 20 world cup tournament.

7. Both of them didn't win Copa America for their country.

8. They both started playing for their national team when they were teenagers. Maradona started playing when he was 16 years and Messi started playing when he was 17.

9. They both played for Argentine club,Newell's Old Boys where messi started his youth football, maradona played there briefly in 1993 after he left Europe.

10. They both won Golden Ball at Senior World Cup where Maradona won it in Mexico 1986 and Messi won Golden Ball in Brazil 2014 world Cup.

Kindly share to people who desire to know more about these two great players.

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