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Ilkay Gundogan Says Lionel Messi Is 'The Greatest Footballer of All Time'

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has backed Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi not only as the best footballer of his generation, but in the history of the sport.

Gundogan, on international duty with Germany, gave his take on why Messi holds a special place in football's pantheon of greats:


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Per Goal's Dejan Kalinic, he said:

"In my opinion, he has very special abilities. He has talent, and he always manages to show it on the pitch.