​La Liga president Javier Tebas has reiterated that ​FC Barcelona hitman Lionel Messi is the best footballer to have set foot in Spanish football.


LaLiga celebrated the 90th anniversary of its founding on Tuesday night at the RCDE Stadium at an event that saw awards of recognition handed out to a number of people who have impacted on Spanish football in that time.


Lionel Messi was one of the award winners, but he didn't attend the gala, though Javier Tebas didn't hold any grudges.


As revealed by ​Marca, on being asked about Messi, Tebas started by stating, "He's been a little bit affected by what's happened in these last few days. I don't think he's leaving Barcelona. He's the best player in LaLiga [Santander]'s history and deserves a lifetime homage. There'll never by anyone like him again."




Meanwhile, Antoine Griezmann was once again the hot topic of discussion at the gala on Tuesday night with the ​Frenchman announcing that he wont be part of ​Atletico Madrid after this season.


Speaking about this, former Rojiblancos title-winning coach Radomir Antic revealed that he does not see Griezmann as a right fit for Barcelona. He said, "Given how Barcelona play, I don't see where he would fit."


The event saw Emilio Butragueno and Raul Gonzalez gracing their presence on behalf of Real Madrid.