Capello lists 'three football geniuses' and Messi is one of such
- Fabio Capello reveals his cult football heroes
- He names Pele, Diego Maradona and Leo Messi as the true GOATs
- Ronaldo, meanwhile, is not on the list, despite being 'extraordinary' player as per Capello
Legendary coach Fabio Capello who used to work at Real Madrid, Juventus and England national team appears to be a big fan of Leo Messi and his talents, naming him one of the three footballing geniuses:
“Messi is one of three geniuses, along with Pele and Diego Maradona,” Capello told Sky Sport Italia, as cited by Marca.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is extraordinary but he is not on that list, he can assist his side in winning everything but Messi is even more than that, he is a genius.
“The first time I encountered Messi was when he was a 16-year-old and it was incredible, you knew he was a champion. Ronaldo is a champion but he is not a genius.”