Two huge records have been broken this week by two of the best players in the world. Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first footballer to surpass the 800-goal mark, and he now has 801 goals after scoring twice in Real Madrid's 3-2 triumph over Arsenal on Saturday. While Lionel Messi has become the first player to win seven Ballon d'Or awards, his adversary, Cristiano Ronaldo, has only won five. The Ballon d'Or is the most prestigious individual award in the world, and it is presented to the best player in the globe once a year.
This has resulted in ongoing arguments about who of the two is the world's best player between them. Having become a significant conversation subject on five-a-side pitches and barstools all over the world, the question of who is the greatest player of all time has persisted over the last decade and is certain to remain in the foreseeable future.
I would certainly agree with the Argentinean that he is the finest in the world. When comparing statistics, the only thing CR7 has over him is the number of goals he has scored. Football is more than just about scoring goals, since there are other other significant aspects to consider, such as assists, opportunities generated, defensive abilities, the quantity of shots taken, and many more.
Messi has a total of 35 trophies to his name, while Ronaldo has 32 to his name. On an individual basis, Messi has 38 awards, while CR7 has 33 awards. Ronaldo has scored 801 goals and provided 281 assists in 1095 matches for Real Madrid. Messi, on the other hand, has scored 756 goals and provided 318 assists in 947 games to date.
Ronaldo has converted more penalties, 125, Messi who has only scored 83 goals in his career.
As a complete player, Messi is someone who can score goals, provide assists, create chances, dribble through defenders, and work well as a member of a group of people. His discipline is also excellent, in contrast to Cristiano Ronaldo, who is often carded, especially when his side is losing.
The only thing Cristiano has over him is the amount of goals he has scored and the number of fans he has on social media. LM7, on the other hand, is head and shoulders above him in every other way. Messi is the goat of football, and he is light years ahead of the Portuguese in terms of stature.
Lionel Messi, you have earned this honor.
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