Soccer player of the year: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? | The Tylt
Soccer player of the year: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?
It's the end of the year! And throughout December, we're facing-off the best songs, albums, movies, TV shows, comic books, video games, sports, pro athletes and entertainers of 2016. The "Best of 2016" is chosen by a combination of popularity, impact, acclaim, rankings and/or amount sold. But ultimately, we want you to let us know who and what from 2016 won the year in each category.
Messi and Ronaldo's rivalry will continue, but which player won over 2016?
And don't forget to cast your vote in these other end of year debates:
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.
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.