Why is that the "greatest player in the world" is always a striker/playmaker?

Why not a defender?
A good fulback like Lahm will win the ball in a 1 on 1 from Ronaldo/Messi at least half the times...
And Ronaldo/Messi will never ever in their f cking lives be able to win the ball from a fullback in a one on one...
Update: @ K Patel... It's unfair mate... A striker has to score once among 10 chances and he still has a good game.
If a defender makes 9 great blocks/challenges and then commits a mistake 10th time, he still has a bad game.
Update 2: @ Dubya: Agree, they are popular because they sell more merchandise... they are pin-up stuff...
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