Because human beings are prone to something called the halo effect, and football is susceptible to network effects, aka winner-takes-all, the players at the top are getting exponentially more money, fame and following for ever smaller increases in footballing ability, we are of course getting the phenomena where some players are glorified to the point that it makes one puke.
Anyway, who do you think is overrated, overappreciated, or just not as special as people say they are? Here’s my list:
- Messi (I’m glad he’ll be retiring soon, got sick of all the “he’s not human” blah blah blah, people acting like he’s the second coming of Jesus).
- Neymar (really not that special)
- Aguero - good striker, but definitely not the best ever to play in the EPL, like some making him out to be
(Truth be told, this thread may be a bit pointless, as probably we’ll all think of the same few players at the top).