Who is the best soccer player in the world: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?
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Who is the best soccer player in the world: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?

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The Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are already legends of the game, but they're still on top of the world right now. Messi is ranked by many supporters as the top soccer player in the world for his ability to weave in and out of traffic. But Ronaldo might actually be better; he beat Messi again for the Ballon d'Or title (also known as the player of the year award). So who is better? ⚽
THE VOTES ARE IN!
#TeamMessi
70.1%
#TeamRonaldo
29.9%

Though Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or award, many still believe Messi is the best footballer in the world. PERIOD. Here is James Robinson at Dream Team FC:

Some of you reading this will think Ronaldo deserves to go down as the greatest ever.
That’s fine. You’re wrong, but that’s fine.
For what it’s worth, Messi just edges it in my view because in a game ever more defined by pace and power he’s dominated with a 5ft 7in frame.

But Ronaldo did win this year's Ballon d'Or title. He was the man who led Real Madrid to a second straight Champions League title, and its first La Liga title since 2012. There was no better player than Ronaldo this year. Here are some numbers from the BBC:

After helping Portugal win Euro 2016, he scored 42 goals for Real in all competitions as they won their 33rd La Liga title and 12th European Cup.
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