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5 current players who share their playing style with legends from the past

  • Football is a sport that looks to create idols of the players. We have seen many footballers being recognised as examples for future generations to em ...
Mohammed Sami
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 12:34 IST

Football is a sport that looks to create idols of the players. We have seen many footballers being recognised as examples for future generations to emulate, both due to their playing styles and also due to their achievements on the field.During the course of the evolution of the sport, we have seen players emerge who have very closely resembled legends from the past, specifically in terms of their playing style. It is great fun understanding how football has worked to recreate stars from previous eras. Here's a look at 5 players that very closely resemble stars of a previous age:

#1 Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi

Many young Argentinian players have regularly drawn comparisons with Diego Maradona, but few lived up to the expectations till Messi burst onto the scene. His technique, dribbling, vision, creativity and eye for goal are very much like the Argentinian World Cup winner. If that wasn't enough, the two of them are similar in terms of their height and gait as well. 

Messi first drew comparisons with Maradona, as a 19-year-old, after replicating Maradona's goal of the century in a La Liga match against Getafe. His brilliance since then has led even Maradona to assert Messi as the heir to his throne. 

Messi is not only similar in his appearance and style of play, he has also surpassed Maradona’s at the club level, having won three Champions Leagues and six La Liga titles, apart from the four Ballon d’Ors he has been awarded.

The four-time Ballon d’Or winner is also only a World Cup title shy of being proclaimed the greatest ever Argentine sportsman.

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Published 16 Feb 2015, 13:50 IST
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