Former Barcelona and Cameroon star Samuel Eto’o has named his personal greatest player to ever kick a football.

The former number nine was fortunate to have played with some of the most wonderful players in the game such as Ronaldinho, Lionel Messi, Xavi and Iniesta.

It is therefore worth finding out who he believes stood out above everyone else when it comes to pure talent in the football game – and of all time.

“Messi was always a very calm boy, but he also always showed personality,” Eto’o said, per Marca.

“The passing of time changes us all, the difference is that it has improved Messi. I love him, I have not seen anyone like him. For this [reason], I always say that he is the best in history.

“Now he is adapting to his new club [Paris Saint-Germain] and he is doing very well.

“I recently saw that Leo complained against the referee, I think it was against Peru. He is a boy who does not speak much, who never complains, so if he complained it’s because something serious must have happened.

“Leo is like a younger brother to me, I saw him grow up and I love him very much. But if I talk about him as a footballer, I always have to say that, for me, he is the best in the world,” he concluded.

Meanwhile, Messi is expected to feature in the UEFA Champions League as PSG visit Manchester City on Wednesday night.

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