Eusebio, Alfredo Di Stefano, Ferenc Puskas, Johan Cruyff, Michel Platini, Roberto Baggio, Zico, Marco van Basten, George Best, and Lev Yashin are all-time greats of football - but Pele and Diego Maradona will always be above them. The reason is simple, those two won the World Cup. Admittedly, it's a fickle argument which reduces the greatness of some incredible players when compared to those who won the ultimate prize in football. Andrea Pirlo writes in his book <em>'I Think Therefore I Play'</em> about how he was playing football in the backyard with his son while the Ballon d'Or ceremony was live on television. Pirlo got around 3 percent of the votes that year (2013), but he says he didn't care - he had the World Cup. Lionel Messi has won four of those Ballon d'Ors and everything else there is to win in a club career (six Spanish league titles and three Champions League titles included). He has scored the most goals in a calendar year, is Barcelona's all-time top scorer in all official club competitions and the youngest player to score 200 goals in La Liga.