Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the best football players in the world. No one really knows who is better. Some say its Ronaldo, while others say its Messi. Its very difficult to say who is better, because they are quite different players. Some say, that Ronaldo is more complete, while others say that Messi is a better team player. They are football equivalent of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. It is practically impossible to say who is the best in the world, but everyone knows that they are number 1 and number 2 in the world. This begs the question of who is the number 3 in the world?
The problem with number 3 in the world is, that there are a lot of different options. There isn’t a player that stands out as much as Ronaldo and Messi. No player can match their statistics nor their achievements. They are literally breaking record after record.
Some say that number 3 position should belong to Neymar, because he is Brazilian, and his got the technique, vision and an eye for goal. Others would say that Sergio Aguero is the true number 3 in the world, because he can score when its needed. People would also highlight Gareth Bale, because he can out sprint anybody, and Luis Suarez, who can even bite, when needed to.
I agree with people that these and other similar players could be the number 3 in the world. They are all awesome players, who are showcasing their abilities daily. But if you ask me, no one stands out as much as Zlatan Ibrahimović.
Zlatan from Sweden, had it tough in life. He was from tough neighborhood in Malmo, and by his own admission, he would be a criminal if he wouldn’t be a football player. Short tempered Zlatan, went from Malmo to Ajax with Swedish transfer record at the time. He had a couple of productive years in Ajax, before going to Italy.
He had a good start at Juve and quickly became the clubs key player. All in all he stayed at Juve just two years, because of the Caliciopoli scandal and subsequent relegation of Juventus to Serie B. He went to Inter next, and this was the place where he really started to show all he can do. In his last season at the club, he managed to score 25 goals. Barcelona decided that they needed a player like him, so they signed him and gave him number 9.
Last season Zlatan managed to score unbelievable 41 goals in a season, which was also his carer high. Although Ibrakadabra is 33 years old, he actually gets better with age. Although he is 195 cm tall, he is incredible good on the ball, has great technique, and great passing style.
I believe that Zlatan Ibrahimović is the true number 3 in the world. I know he is rating himself as a god, but in a world of football, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are just a class apart form everybody else.