Barcelona star Lionel Messi dubbed Diego Maradona as the best player ever, regardless of the performances of Pele. "Maradona is the best player in the history of football, no doubt about that.

Diego Maradona

I never even saw Pele play, but I don't have to see him to know that Diego was the best." Messi also revealed his dream is to return to Argentina one day in order to play for Newell's Old Boys.

Lionel Messi

The forward was born and raised in Rosario and played in the Newell's Old Boys youth academy from 1995 until 2000. However, he left his boyhood club for Barcelona long before breaking into the first team at the Argentine side.

"Ever since I was a little boy, I've been dreaming about playing in the Argentinian league, and for Newell's Old Boys in particular," Messi was quoted as saying by ESPN Brasil.