Brazil legend Kaka welcomes Messi to elite 'Triple Crown' club

Brazil legend Kaka welcomes Lionel Messi to elite ‘Triple Crown’ club in a post on social media… as Argentine becomes just NINTH player in history to win a World Cup, Champions League and Ballon d’Or

  • Brazil legend Kaka has welcomed Lionel Messi to the elite ‘Triple Crown’ club
  • The Argentine became the ninth member of the club after his World Cup triumph
  • Players included have won a Champions League, Ballon d’Or and World Cup 
  • Bobby Charlton is the only England player to be included on the elite list

Brazil legend Kaka has welcomed Lionel Messi to the elite ‘Triple Crown’ club in a post on social media.

The Argentina captain became just the ninth player in history to reach the status to ‘join’ the club, which requires a player to have won a Champions League, World Cup and Ballon d’Or.

And Kaka, who entered the ‘Triple Crown’ club in 2007, has been quick to shower the PSG superstar in praise following his triumph in Qatar earlier this month.

Lionel Messi became the ninth player to enter the ‘Triple Crown’ club after his World Cup win 

Brazil legend Kaka took to social media to welcome the Argentina star to the elite group

In a post on social media, Kaka shared a graphic that showed a list of all players to have reached the accomplishment – including himself and Messi. 

Accompanying the picture were the words: ‘Welcome to the club @leomessi’.

Messi just needed a World Cup title to gain entry to the elite club, following his four Champions League titles and seven Ballon d’Or awards earlier in his career.

The rest of the members include Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Paolo Rossi, Gerd Muller, Franz Beckenbauer and Bobby Charlton.

Charlton is the only Englishman on the list following his World Cup success in 1966, European Cup win 1968 and Ballon d’Or award in 1966 

The Brazilian legend is one of eight players other than Messi to achieve the accomplishment

Messi is yet to feature for PSG since his success in Qatar this month but did show his support for the team via social media during their win over Strasbourg.

The Argentine had still been celebrating the victory over France that helped end his country’s 36-year wait to win a World Cup.

 He put in sensational performances throughout the tournament and contributed with a goal in each round of the knockout stages through the tournament.

Messi ended up as the Player of the Tournament after his heroic World Cup performances

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