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Beckham Explains Why Messi & CR7 Must Watch Out For Neymar

David Beckham Explains Why Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo Must Watch Out For Neymar

By David Kappel - Apr 21, 2017 02:54 PM @kappilinho

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid superstar David Beckham has explained why Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo need to watch out for Neymar.

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The 41-year-old believes the Brazilian can dethrone Messi and Ronaldo from their seats at the top of world football, with the pair having shared the main individual awards between them over the past nine years.

"It's been clear ever since he signed for Brazilian team Santos at 17 that Neymar is an outstanding talent, a once-in-a-generation type of footballer who has fans on their feet whenever he gets the ball," Beckham wrote in an article for Time magazine, which named Neymar as the only footballer among the 100 most influential people in the world.

"I've always been struck by his humility. He's respectful and wants to learn, which he proved when he arrived at Barcelona in 2013 to play alongside some of the game's biggest stars.

"I suspect the recent Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain, when Neymar helped his team to an unforgettable 6-1 win, will be remembered as the moment he stepped up to take on the mantle of best player in the world.

"Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have a new rival to that claim – and Neymar is ready to make his move."

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Messi has won the Ballon d'Or/FIFA Best Player award five times, while Ronaldo has lifted the coveted individual trophies on four occasions. Neymar made the podium for the 2016 version, but finished behind the two superstars in third place.

Do you think Neymar can dethrone Messi and Ronaldo from their seats at the top of world football? Have your say in the comments section below.


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Apr 22, 2017 06:58 AM
He plus ronaldo is about to get finished.
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zinho_mao1st Joined: 18 Sep 2014
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zinho_mao1st Apr 21, 2017 09:36 PM
Time for change has arrived. If LM10 or Cr7 wins this year's one and next year Neymar remains injury free, he may dethrone them.Not because they'll be underperforming simply because he keeps improving and fast and Barca may builds the team around him, automatically dethroning Messi and focus on matching and surpassing Christian Rinaldo...but is gonna be tough.
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Madrid2defendUCL Apr 21, 2017 05:12 PM
Lol i luv this pic messy seem nervous while neymar look jealous but the king on a happy mood
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majenz Joined: 21 Jul 2016
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majenz Apr 21, 2017 05:01 PM
Lol,messi looks so uncomfortable in this picture,hahahahaa I bet he is not ladies man
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madrid fan Apr 21, 2017 04:12 PM
He stand no chance as long as he's playing alongside messi
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Golden Boots Apr 21, 2017 03:55 PM
Neymar to come back stronger next season, hopefully he's more disciplined!

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