There have been times when selecting the world's best player has required little thought. Diego Maradona, Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane all enjoyed moments when they were the overwhelming choice.

Now, by contrast, debate over the sport's finest performer is arguably more intense than it ever has been. The reason? Kaka, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, three truly exceptional superstars of this generation.

So, who is the best player in the world? Do you feel it is Kaka, Messi or Ronaldo? Does another player deserve the distinction?

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