Messi and C.Ronaldo are undoubtedly the 2 players who are considered to be the best from the past 10 years. This past decade has been a battle between both performers with each player marking their name in the history-books not only for their respective clubs but for the sport in its entirety as Lionel Messi became the only player ever in winning 4 Ballon d’Or titles meanwhile C.Ronaldo is following him closely behind as the Portuguese star has the prestigious individual award on 3 occasions and he became the first player hailing from Portugal that has managed on accomplishing that.
Both players have dominated the world of football for the past years and this can be evidenced by the fact that Ricardo Kaka has been the only other player who has been able to lift the Ballon d’Or title and the Brazilian attacker was capable of doing that back in 2007. From there on out the world of football has been pitted in a war with Messi and C.Ronaldo being at the center of the spotlight.
However, according to the former Everton player Andy van der Meyde he believes that ZlatanIbrahimovic is right up there along with Lionel Messi and C.Ronaldo in terms of ability and talent.
Andy van der Meyde said: “Ibrahimovic is one of the best players in the world with Messi and Ronaldo. He is such a big and strong guy. He can be an intimidating figure. Plus he has amazing technique as well for someone with a big body like his. He’s the type of player who wants to win at all costs. He is arrogant, but that’s him. It’s a positive sort of arrogance if you ask me. He is a true great.”
The Dutchman Andy van der Meyde retired from playing professional competitive football in February of 2011 but the retired footballer still remains up to date in the world of football and a few months ago he even refereed a match in his home soil on the Netherlands.
ZlatanIbrahimovic certainly is one of the best forwards in the world at the moment but taking him into the same level as Messi and C.Ronaldo might be a little too far-fetched.