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GOAT debate: Messi or Ronaldo?

GOAT is an acronym which stands for greatest of all time and we’re going to share why it’s hard for us to decide who’s the GOAT of the football world today; Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.

Goalscorer

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Ronaldo and Messi are both the amazing goalscorers, no doubt. However, Messi’s goal-scoring ratio is slightly higher compared to Ronaldo but latter is highly respected for his volleys, acrobatic efforts and powerful long-range drives.

Risk taker

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When comparing these two, one should consider the fact that compared to Messi, Ronaldo is out there looking for an opportunity to challenge and better himself. He has been with three clubs throughout his career while Messi has only been with two clubs so far.

Skillset

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Compared to Messi, Ronaldo has a clear weight and height advantage. Ronaldo can be deadly in the air, heading every ball that comes his way straight into goal while as for Messi, he is blessed with pace.

Awards

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Ronaldo and Messi have both won the Ballon d’Or five times each but Messi has more European Golden Shoe awards and comes out on top in terms of individual honours. In the current season, Messi is ahead of Cristiano in the race for the European Golden shoe and 15 goals ahead in all competitions, which clearly shows that he on course to adding his trophy haul.

What others have to say…

Wayne Rooney doesn’t even hesitate to mention Messi. So, does Wenger! Also, check out these tweets from Beckham, Pele and Ronaldinho.

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Looks like the industry people prefer Messi over Ronaldo and they do back it up with reasonable and solid reasons. Who do you think is the GOAT? Let us know!

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