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The world's greatest footballers - but who's the best?

The battle of Messi vs Ronaldo has the world gripped.

In this website, they go head to head in terms of goals, stats, achievements, abilities and much more.

Always up-to-date, reliable and accurate, this is your main port of call to see who's currently leading the constant back-and-forth battle for the golden boot.


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  1. Quiz! Who Holds These Records? Messi or Ronaldo?

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    You only have to head over to our Records page to see the staggering extent to which Messi and Ronaldo are rewriting the footballing record books (but don’t do that yet because that would be cheating!). Their relentless, prolific goalscoring has seen them eclipse past greats of the game, such as Gerd Muller, Alfredo Di Stefano and Telmo […]

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  2. Bumper Breakdown of Messi’s 500 Career Goals

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    Barcelona may be in free fall after losing their fourth game in just 16 days last night (and off the back of a record breaking 39 game unbeaten run, too), but amongst the disarray, Lionel Messi did still manage to reach another famous landmark in his glittering goalscoring career, as he notched goal number 500 for club and […]

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  3. Messi vs Ronaldo in El Clasico (March 2016)

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    This Saturday sees the return of football’s biggest rivalry and one of the most highly anticipated fixtures of the season, as Real Madrid travel to Barcelona’s Camp Nou for the latest edition of El Clásico! However, this particular meeting takes on somewhat less significance than most recent Clásicos, as Real Madrid find themselves all but out of contention […]

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  4. Ronaldo’s 100 Career Penalties

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    Ronaldo stepped up to the penalty spot for the 100th time (excluding shootouts) in his career against Levante this evening, finding the back of the net for the 86th time. Obviously this means he has failed to convert just 14 penalties in his career, resulting in an extremely impressive success rate of 86%. Listed below is every single […]

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  5. Messi Breaks 300 La Liga Goals Barrier

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    Earlier this evening, Lionel Messi reached yet another famous goalscoring landmark in the colours of Barcelona. After surpassing Telmo Zarra’s all-time La Liga goalscoring record of 251 La Liga goals last season – a record which had stood for 59 years – Leo tonight reached number 300 (and 301) against Sporting Gijon. Messi passed up the opportunity to […]

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  6. Lionel Messi wins the 2015 Ballon d’Or

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    Tonight, Lionel Messi capped off a fantastic year by lifting his 5th Ballon d’Or trophy, affirming his status as the world’s best player over the last 12 months. This extends the record he already held for most Ballon d’Or triumphs, with no other player having won the prestigious award more than 3 times. The exceptional Argentine will be […]

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  7. Who Should Win the 2015 Ballon d’Or?

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    Last week, the 3-man shortlist for the 2015 Ballon d’Or was finally revealed. As has been the case for almost a decade now, Messi and Ronaldo both made the cut as was widely expected. The other spot had been very much up for grabs this year though, with Lewandowski, Neymar and Suarez emerging as the favourites since the […]

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  8. Messi vs Ronaldo in El Clasico (2015)

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    It’s that time of year again – time for the most highly anticipated fixture of the footballing season. El Clásico! This one has a special significance as it is expected to bring with it the return of Lionel Messi, who has spent 8 weeks on the sidelines through injury. Cristiano Ronaldo’s start to the season hasn’t quite lived […]

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  9. Messi to Return for El Clasico!

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    He’s BACK! Lionel Messi has been declared fit for El Clasico on Saturday after over 7 weeks out as he suffered a tear in the medial collateral ligament of his left knee. He resumed training earlier this week and is looking in good shape. If we’re being honest, it would be a surprise if Leo is put straight […]

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  10. Clarifying How Many Goals Ronaldo Has Scored for Real Madrid

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    There’s been a bit of confusion this week over exactly how many goals Cristiano Ronaldo has scored for Real Madrid, as the club itself came out and reported that Ronaldo was now their outright top goalscorer ever with 324 goals. At the same time, almost everyone else (this website included) was reporting that his brace in the Champions […]

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