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What Might Happen to Football When Messi & Ronaldo Retire?

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Over the last 10 years, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have set standards as to how football greatness is measured.

Both superstars have amassed legions of fans between the most arguing who among the two is better.

But what do you might happen if both of them will retire in Football?

 

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Great topic David. Took out the links though :D 

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What might happen to football, when both retire?

Nothing. Football was alive and kicking before both of them were even born and it probably will still be , when those two players have retired, if not this will have other reasons than their retirement.

The only change I can see, some people (especially in Asia) might actually recognize football is a team sport.

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25 minutes ago, David Valencia said:

Ok done admin

Hey David,

If you're only here to get links back to your own website then your time here is going to be short lived.

Thanks,

Rab

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Nothing will happen to football at all. There will be new 'greats' emerge. Just like when players have retired in the past, new ones are idolised by the media

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Nothing really, Pelé, Eusébio, Best and other greats in their time were replaced by others the same as Messi & Ronaldo will be, as 'Life goes On' so does footballers and other great athletes past & present.

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3 hours ago, Rab said:

Hey David,

If you're only here to get links back to your own website then your time here is going to be short lived.

Thanks,

Rab

Hey Rab

This isn’t an email but I’m writing to you in an email format.

Thanks,

Danny

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3 hours ago, Pyfish said:

Nothing will happen to football at all. There will be new 'greats' emerge. Just like when players have retired in the past, new ones are idolised by the media

We are essentially talking about two players who have set an unprecedented standard for more than 10 years straight. 
 

The closest player right now imo that comes close to them in terms of ability is Bernardo Silva, yet his output isn’t anywhere near them. 

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It’ll be like now, where morons argue who is the better of the two but instead of them playing, they’ll be retired. 

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For genuine football fans, it might be sad to see them hang up their boots, but football will still go on. They won't be the first great footballers to have retired and even after they retire, football will still be as popular as ever.

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I think the Messi Ronaldo retirement pre Qatar wc will be remembered as the end of a golden era of football stemming back to 1998, but not just because of those two. Rather it's been the era of football going global in the way basketball did in the 80s and 90s.

There will be a hangover, like the NBA post Jordan.

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I'm not sure I understand the question. It's not like football stopped when Maradona stopped playing. Football will keep going, regardless of whoever retires.

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1 hour ago, Cicero said:

We are essentially talking about two players who have set an unprecedented standard for more than 10 years straight. 
 

The closest player right now imo that comes close to them in terms of ability is Bernardo Silva, yet his output isn’t anywhere near them. 

Neymar

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There just isn’t a player like either of them and won’t be for a while, Ronaldo is a freakishly good goal scorer and Messi is just freakishly good at everything in an attacking sense...you’re more likely to see a player replicate what Ronaldo has done than Messi simply because Messi doesn’t just score goals at an unprecedented level, his passing, crossing, dribbling...as long as his body/drive lasts he could easily play as a centre mid well into his 40s imo

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3 minutes ago, Danny said:

There just isn’t a player like either of them and won’t be for a while, Ronaldo is a freakishly good goal scorer and Messi is just freakishly good at everything in an attacking sense...you’re more likely to see a player replicate what Ronaldo has done than Messi simply because Messi doesn’t just score goals at an unprecedented level, his passing, crossing, dribbling...as long as his body/drive lasts he could easily play as a centre mid well into his 40s imo

This. Closest player to Messi is perhaps B.Silva, and his output is maybe10% of Messi’s.
 

Bernardo Silva is also imo Portugal’s most influential player, so you can see the standard that’s been set by Messi. 

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Life will go on, they are decent footballers not gods or meteors... I can't see them having to retire as having any negative impact on football or indeed my life... 

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Jesus, how dramatic.

Life goes on. They will go down as legends like all their predecessors from past decades and new 'heroes' will be born in the game.

Above all else, it'll be nice to see Jesse Lingard finally recognised for his skills.

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12 hours ago, Lucas said:

Above all else, it'll be nice to see Jesse Lingard finally recognised for his skills.

What skills? that guy is more interested in selfies with his mobile, dancing around like a fucking idiot with Pogba on and off the pitch.

PS. I can't stand the little prick and the sooner he is gone from United the better.  :D

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Victims of sexual assault won't have to look at their abuser on billboards and tv anymore.

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1 hour ago, Harvsky said:

Victims of sexual assault won't have to look at their abuser on billboards and tv anymore.

Oh yes they will

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1 minute ago, Danny said:

Oh yes they will

Ronaldo will lose his abs. 

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