When it comes to football, it’s not just the game that fans follow and adobe, but the players themselves. Some players have become household names thanks to the game of football and their amazing skill and talent has led them to not only make fortunes from their salary but also through endorsements and sponsorships they have accumulated due to their fame. Fans can also check out tips for both teams scoring which makes there footy heroes all that more exciting. But it’s not the money for the fame that truly makes a player, it’s their passion, drive and love for the game that fuels their natural skill and the sport of football has plenty of that, so here at the ultimate footy heroes that grace the field today.
No list of football legends would be complete without Messi and for good reason, as well as being La Liga’s number one goal scorers, with 423, he also holds the record for most goals scored in a season – 50 – not to mention the record for most goal assists, where is he currently at the top with 173.
Messi is one of the most talented footballers the game has seen and he has not gone unrewarded for his skill as his trophy case is more than full of prestigious awards for both club and country. The Ballon d’Or is an annual award given to players and is one of the oldest and most prestigious that can be won and Messi has taken home six of them and been the awards runner up on five other occasions.
Messi is loved for his passion and determination for the game, he is not in it for the fame but to do what he loves ad it is clear to see when he plays. His skill has been with him throughout his life as he was always a cut above the rest even before kick-starting his professional career.
Some will argue that Cristiano Ronaldo should be above Messi and other will disagree as their professional rivalry has kept fans intrigued as the two very talented players began their professional careers at very similar times and to this day continue to fight for the top spot in the sport. It is hard to definitely determine which of the two is better than the other as they both golf many great achievements, as much like Messi, Ronaldo also has his fair share of awards, with five of his own Ballon d’Or awards.
Although the dispute of which player is truel the best when it comes to football talent, there is no confusion in terms of fame as Ronaldo is without a doubt the most famous athlete in the world and even arguably one of the most famous celebrities. As well as earning himself many lucrative sponsorships and endorsements such as Nike and Tag Heures, he is the most followed user on Instagram, with more than 224 million followers, more than than the likes of other famous faces, such as the Kardashians, Ariana Grande and Selena Gomes; many more than any other football player in the world