The leader of the Catholic Church was in Krakow, Poland for the celebration of the World Youth D...
The leader of the Catholic Church was in Krakow, Poland for the celebration of the World Youth Day and was asked to give an answer to the never ending debate of- “Who is the greatest footballer of all time, Maradona or Pele?”
Pope Francis would answer: “For me, Messi”
Call it a divine selection or not, no further explanation was needed; It was clear who, to him, he believed was the greatest footballer of all time as he went outside the options given to him.
Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Pope Francis is a huge football fan and his pick drew surprise as it was expected he would go for Maradona.
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The 79 year old Pope is definitely old enough to remember Maradona, Pele, and Messi all in their primes with Messi the only one currently active.
Messi would be hoping for some divine intervention going into this campaign after having one difficult summer that included him losing out in the Copa Final, a loss that would see him retire from the national team, being sentenced to court, and just recently a sex scandal.
The greatest player of all time debate has always had the national honor tag attached to it and given Messi’s retirement, it means his detractors would never consider him as such but for the Pope, his mind is certainly made up!