– Diego Maradona has been voted Barcelona’s greatest player of all time – Lionel Messi came in second behind the late legend while Johan Cryuff made the list on the fourth position

– The polls were conducted by the supporters of the Catalan club on Ranker

Lionel Messi has been ranked as the second-best Barcelona player in a poll conducted by the supporters of the club. No fewer than 30 players were shortlisted for the contention of the Catalans greatest player of all-time and the six-time Ballon d’Or is not the preferred one.

Instead, the fans chose to vote for legendary Diego Maradona who spent just two seasons at the Nou Camp decided on the fan poll site Ranker. The late 60-year-old edged his compatriot when supporters were asked to rank the LaLiga giants’ best and brightest.

Even Johan Cryuff, the Dutchman who revolutionalised the club’s style of football had to come on in the fourth position while Brazilian icon Ronaldinho was voted third behind Messi according to the top 20 stars by SunSport.

Fans’ all-time top 20 Barcelona stars as listed by SunSport

Diego Maradona

Lionel Messi


Johan Cryuff

Andres Iniesta

Xavi Hernandes

Carles Puyol

Ronaldo Da Lima

Gerard Pique

Luis Suarez


Dani Alves

Sergio Busquets

Samuel Eto’o


David Villa

Ronald Koeman


Hristo Stoichkov

Victor Valdes

Meanwhile, players like Eto’o, Rivaldo, Romario and some other legendary names came outside of the top 10 on the list.

Former goalkeeper Victor Valdes was voted 20th while the club’s current manager Koeman, in spite of his performances during his playing time made was considered 17th best player.

Lionel Messi recently became Barca’s player’s with the most appearances after beating Xavi’s previously held record. He has been the club’s all-time top goals scorer for some time now and has equally broken a number of other records.