- Lionel Messi continues firing on all cylinders for Barcelona.
- Chilavert claimed the Argentine is the GOAT of football via Club 947 FM.
- The Paraguayan also added that the world will be sad when Leo eventually hangs his boots.
Former Paraguay goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert has hailed Lionel Messi as the greatest footballer ever while claiming it would be a sad thing for the world of football when the Barcelona playmaker calls time on his career.
He revealed on Club 947 FM: "Lionel (Messi) is the best player in the history of football.
"You have to appreciate him because when he retires, it is going to be very sad."
Leo continues to pull more people to his side in the debate for who the greatest footballer of all time is.
The Argentine became the first player to win the coveted Ballon d'Or award on six occasions last year.
He is enjoying another prolific campaign this season, having bagged 24 goals and 16 assists for Barca across all competitions.
He returned to training with the Blaugrana squad recently as they continue their preparation for the potential return of the Liga campaign.
The Catalans sit at the summit of the table at the moment with 58 points and just 11 games to go.