If the debate has long animated the discussions of football lovers to know who Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo was the best player on the planet, for a few weeks the Argentinian put an end to the debate. By becoming world champion for the first time in his career, the 35-year-old is now one of the absolute legends of his sport, along with the Brazilian Pelé or his compatriot Diego Maradona. However, the Argentinians have often had a real dislike for the one nicknamed the pulga (the chip in Spanish), who left the country still a teenager to join FC Barcelona, in Spain.
A side of love that has literally exploded in recent weeks with the victory in the final of the world against the France team, so much so that the Argentines are now ready for all the madness for their idol. An Argentine research firm conducted a survey of 2,500 people to find out if they would be in favor of Lionel Messi’s candidacy for the presidency in their country. As a result, 44% of respondents said they were ready to vote for the Paris Saint-Germain striker to become the next president of Argentina! To this must also be added 17.5% of “maybe” and 38% of “no”.
A popularity rating at its peak!
But that’s not all, since the Giacobbe Consultores firm carried out a second survey in which a dozen political figures were listed, including Lionel Messi. Result, the husband of Antonela Roccuzzo found himself at the head of the votes with 37% of the votes, far ahead of the former president of the country, Cristina Kirchner! Pretty crazy results that show the crazy popularity of the footballer in his country. However, its results must be tempered in view of the small sample of people questioned and especially of polls carried out only 2 days after Argentina’s victory in the World Cup.
Despite everything, it shows that Lionel Messi has entered the legend of his country a little more, of which he has been the pride for many years now.