If you were building a soccer team and could choose any alltime player to anchor your team, would Lionel Messi be your first pick?
Mohammed Elfaouj: Definitely. At only 24 years old Messi is already a legend, the best player in the world, and he still has more than half of his career in front of him.
Yassir Ayoubi: Messi scored 53 goals and had 24 assists during the 2010--11 season for Barcelona. Of course he should be the top alltime pick for any team.
Fábio Menegat: Pelé will always be the best, and I would always pick him first. He has three World Cup championships and a record 1,281 career goals.
Paul Samaniego: Those who pick Messi and not Pelé may not remember that Pelé was just 17 years old, playing against men in his first World Cup in 1958. He proved his worth.
Martin Luffe Dahlgaard: Even as a die-hard Barça fan, I would pick Diego Maradona first. When Messi finally leads Argentina to a World Cup championship, maybe he can be considered one of the best.
Luis Cely: Messi is a great striker, but he's not even the most valuable player for Barcelona. I would choose Xavi first because he is the puppeteer behind Barça's game.