Former Manchester City striker, Stephen Elliott, has named Argentina captain Lionel Messi as the greatest sportsman ever.

According to Elliott, Messi is ahead of the likes of Basketball legend Michael Jordan and Tennis legend Roger Federer and others.

He said this after Messi led Argentina to beat Croatia 3-0 in the World Cup semi-final tie on Tuesday.

Messi scored a penalty in Argentina’s World Cup semi-final victory against Croatia.

Messi and his teammates will now face the winner between Morocco and France in the World Cup final this weekend.

Argentina’s forward #10 Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group C football match between Argentina and Mexico at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on November 26, 2022. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)

“Wonder if Messi has ever looked at a defender and thought ‘Be tough tonight’. I would go as far as saying he will go down as the greatest sportsman ever, never mind the greatest footballer,” Elliott wrote on Twitter

.I know there have been icons Jordan, Federer, etc. but his level are so far ahead of everyone else”. 

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