After celebrated his 34th birthday on June 24, Lionel Messi is now 34 years old, and we don’t have much longer to savour probably the best footballer of all time.
Assuming Messi continues to play until he is 40, fans will have a maximum of six more years to watch his brilliance firsthand.
After that, we’ll be left with innumerable wonderful moments and hours upon hours of footage displaying his talent. However, football will not be the same without him.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who will turn 37 in February, is in the same boat.
The renowned Portuguese forward, on the other hand, keeps himself in such incredible shape that you wouldn’t rule out his playing for another five or six years.
Both Messi and Ronaldo, along with Pele and Diego Maradona, are in the running for the GOAT conversation , and that is all they can ask for. It is up to individuals to determine their place in the pantheon of all-time greats.
Twitter crowns Messi the GOAT
Twitter Sports (Twitter’s official sports account) has, on the other hand, declared Messi the GOAT for the second time.
@TwitterSports tweeted on Thursday to commemorate the six-time Ballon d’Or winner’s 34th birthday: “The [goat emoji] is 34 today.”
Fans of Ronaldo react to Messi being dubbed the “GOAT” on Twitter.
For Ronaldo’s ardent admirers, though, it was like a red rag to a bull…