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Soccer player of the year: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?
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The Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo debate will rage on into 2017. The soccer superstars have not only gone head-to-head on the field, but also for the title of best soccer player. Messi is ranked by many supporters as the top soccer player in the world, and some even argue he's the greatest of all-time. But Ronaldo might actually be better; he beat Messi for the Ballon d'Or title (also known as player of the year award). So which soccer player is actually 2016's best?

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Critics and fans alike believe Messi is not the top footballer of 2016. Though Ronaldo won the player of the year award, many still believe Messi is the best footballer in the world. PERIOD. SB Nation certainly believes so. Here are Messi's stats.

By virtue of his ability, and regardless of circumstance — like returning from injury or even struggling in the game up to that point — he is always the most dangerous player on the field.
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But Ronaldo did win this year's Ballon d'Or title. He led Portugal to its first major international victory at the European Championships in France. Plus, Ronaldo was the top scorer at Euro 2016.  So, it sounds like Ronaldo slipped into Messi's position in 2016. Here are Ronaldo's stats.

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FINAL RESULTS
Soccer player of the year: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamMessi
#TeamRonaldo