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8 Footballers Who Were Once Called "The Next Cristiano Ronaldo." What Became of Them?

35-year old Cristiano Ronaldo and 33-year old Lionel Messi are two of the most consistent footballers in history. For close to fifteen years, both players have continued to make headlines year in, year out. And despite age catching up with them, they still manage to put up some exceptional performances on the field of play. As in most cases, when a young player with great potential breaks into the scene, he is likely to be dubbed "The Next Ronaldo" or "The Next Messi," depending on whose style his game play

  1 year ago ago
8 Footballers Who Were Once Called

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10 Footballers Who Were Once Called "The Next Messi". What Happened to Them?

Argentine playmaker Lionel Messi has been dominating the football scene for over a decade, together with Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo. They have been to the Ballon d'Or awards ceremony more than any other contemporary footballer. And even as they grow older, they still retain most of their abilities, as they still manage to put up excellent displays on the pitch. Football fans are always eager to see a replacement for an extraordinary footballer, who might hang those boots in some years to come. Just as

  1 year ago ago
10 Footballers Who Were Once Called

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(Opinion) How The 5 "Next Messi" Footballers Ruined Their Careers

Over the years, there have been many players that have impressed so much in their youth years that the media goes overboard and start drawing comparisons and calling these young players, "The Next Messi." Most of these young players don't live up to the hype and eventually disappear from the spotlight.

  1 year ago ago
(Opinion) How The 5

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10 Footballers Who Were Once Called "The Next Messi," What Became of Them?

In my previous article, I talked about footballers, who were once dubbed "The Next Cristiano Ronaldo." Now, we will be looking at footballers who were once dubbed "The Next Lionel Messi," since it's almost impossible to have a football discussion about either of these two players, without involving the other. So like I'm every field of life, when someone has similar styles or attributes to a veteran in the field, they are often nicknamed "The Next so and so." Just like in wrestling, Bray Wyatt was once called

  1 year ago ago
10 Footballers Who Were Once Called