Is Messi the best player

Goal poll: Messi's all-time best player

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has the from goal Survey conducted among its users "Who is the best footballer of all time?" clearly gained. The Argentine received more than half (52 percent) of the total of 103,611 votes that were cast.

Messi was one of 18 players who goal had given the users a choice. His long-term rival Cristiano Ronaldo landed in second place with eleven percent of the vote, while Diego Maradona (eight percent), another Argentine legend, completed the podium. As the only German among the nominees, Franz Beckenbauer made it to tenth place.

Messi had already won the prestigious Goal 50 election and received the award for the best player of the past twelve months.

The complete result of the survey:

1. Lionel Messi - 53,904 votes (52%)

2. Cristiano Ronaldo - 11771 (11%)

3. Diego Maradona - 8194 (8%)

4. Pele - 7738 (7%)

5. Zinedine Zidane - 5796 (6%)

6. Ronaldo - 4420 (4%)

7. George Best - 2,373 (2%)

8. Roberto Baggio - 1573 (2%)

9. Alfredo Di Stefano - 1316 (1%)

10. Franz Beckenbauer - 1212 (1%)

11. Johan Cruyff - 1085 (1%)

12. Iker Casillas - 968 (1%)

13. Ferenc Puskas - 709 (1%)

14. Eusebio - 681 (1%)

15. Samuel Eto'o - 574 (1%)

16. George Weah - 478 (below 1%)

17. Bobby Charlton - 412 (under 1%)

18. Hugo Sanchez - 407 (under 1%)