Jude Bellingham makes controversial GOAT choice amidst Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo debate

April 29, 2023

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the players everyone will expect Jude Bellingham to pick from when he decides his Greatest Of All Time choice.

However, the Englishman has made one of the most controversial picks we can imagine and brought a brand new angle into the debate.

Messi and Ronaldo have been the best players in their generation and are often placed in the same class as Diego Maradona and Pele.

Messi has continued strongly in Europe, while Ronaldo cannot stop scoring at Al Nassr in the Saudi Pro League, yet when Bellingham was asked who the GOAT was, he chose Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane, as reported by Madrid Universal.

The midfielder is expected to join Madrid at the end of this season after Liverpool pulled out of the race for his signature, and this might have informed his decision.

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Why did Jude Bellingham choose Zidane?

The Englishman is a midfielder, just like Zidane was, and probably has the Frenchman as one of his idols. Zidane did not score so many goals during his playing career.

However, he is one of the best players of his generation and won the Champions League with Madrid, among other trophies.

He also won the World Cup with France in 1998 and reached the final in the 2006 edition, which was his last game as a footballer.

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