Originally Posted by Arch Stanton
Cruyff is an all round footballer, not reliant on one good foot ala Maradonna and Messi. Cruyff is the closest footballer there has been to Pele. Seriously, it isn't close.
Seriously, it is close. Even with his one footed limitations Messi is dominant.
Messi is already ranked 4th in scoring for his country(31 goals for Argentinia) and will end up #1 by the time his career is over. Cruyff is ranked 6th in scoring(33 goals for the Netherlands) for his homeland and will continue to drop down that list. By the time Messi retires he will score far more goals than Cruyff.