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Gerrard Vs MessiIn football (soccer) it's very hard to determine that one player is better than another. But right now Messi is considered the best player in the world, and Steven Gerrard, being the fantastic player that he is, isn't considered to be one of the top five.

Gerrard is considered to be one of the best Centre-mids in the world and has been playing at a pro level longer. He is basically a 'GIANT' to the game. Gerrard is also a back-up striker and defender for Liverpool. He is a very versatile player and is very strong in all positions he plays.

Messi is more of a 'rising star of the game'. Apparently Maradona himself named Messi his "successor". Messi is pretty young (21) however the lack of his experience does not decline his performance. He is only known to play on the wing, he is isn't as versitle as Gerrard however is a world-class winger.

ANSWER: There is no write or wrong answer to this, its all on your personal-prefernce. Gerrard would be my pick though.

The answer to this question is very controversial. Steven and Lionel both play different positions, they are rarely seen on the same football field playing each other and they both play in the hardest football leagues. Based on experience and attendance of major cup finals Steven Gerrard would be the best.

The current answer above, is clearly written by a Liverpool fan,

I do not suggest that Messi is better than Gerrard, but lets look at the facts; lets observe the results of the most prestigious individual prizes in football - FIFA World Best Player of the Year and Ballon d'Or.

FIFA World Best Player of the Year 2007:

  • Messi won the 2nd place with 504 points,
  • Gerrard won the 6th place with 68 points.

FIFA World Best Player of the Year 2008:

  • Messi won the 2nd place with 678 points,
  • Gerrard won the 6th place with 98 points.

Ballon d'Or 2007:

  • Messi won the 3rd place with 255 points,
  • Gerrard won the 13th place with 17 points.

Ballon d'Or 2008:

  • Messi won the 3rd place with 281 points,
  • Gerrard won the 10th place with 28 points.

Now let's observe title winning (sorting the titles by importance):

Major titles:Champions league:
  • Messi: 2
  • Gerrard: 1

Local League:

  • Messi: 3
  • Gerrard: none.
Minor titles:Summer Olympics:
  • Messi: 1
  • Gerrard: none.

Copa del Rey / FA Cup

  • Messi: 1
  • Gerrard: 2

League Cup

  • Messi: has no parallel competition in Spain.
  • Gerrard: 2

UEFA Supercup:

  • Messi: none.
  • Gerrard: 2.

FA Community Shield / Supercopa de España:

  • Messi: 2
  • Gerrard: 2

In the above answer it says: "Based on experience and attendance of major cup finals Steven Gerrard would be the best."

Attendance of major cup finals;

  • Steven Gerrard attended 3 Champions League finals, Messi attended 1.
  • Both of them won only one final they attended.
  • Messi has another Champions Cup which he won in 2006, but he couldn't attend the final because of an injury, but played a crucial part in the way to the final.
  • Gerrard also attended finals in English cups, and UEFA Cup, but those are negligible under the shadow of the Champions league.
  • The attendance itself of the champions league final is the only attribute Gerrard stand taller then Messi (other than physically of course), and it's funny that this trivial attribute is the one the author of the current answer choose to decide by.
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