Lionel Messi, a Portuguese footballer currently at the club, F.C. Barcelona in Spain, has always been regarded as the 'GOAT' , short for "Greatest Of All Time' because of the feats he have performed throughout his football career. He also holds a number of six Ballon d'ors- the highest individual award a footballer is eligible to obtain. Even with all these stats, referring to Messi as the 'GOAT' is definitely absurd to me as he has not achieved these records and feats obtained by his longtime rival, Cristiano Ronaldo. 'CR7' as he is commonly referred to is, who should only have the title of the goat due to the fact that he has achieved these great feats in his career
#1 Won an international trophy for his country
Cristiano Ronaldo won the Euro 2016 with Portugal in a match against France in the finals, although Cristiano was injured early into the match and was forced to oversee the match as what would be termed an 'assistant coach' as he motivated his teammates despite being injured from the sidelines.
#2 Won league titles in 3 different countries
This fact is inevitable as Lionel Messi has been in a single club throughout his career whereas, Cristiano has played at Sporting F.C., in his home country, Portugal, at Manchester United, England, at Real Madrid, Spain and currently is playing for the Italian club, Juventus where he has won league titles: EPL, La Liga and Serie A titles in all except Sporting F.C.
#3 Won more UEFA trophies than any other player
With the inclusion of the UEFA Nations League a season ago, Cristiano bagged another international trophy to his list, also another UEFA trophy, making him the player with the highest number of UEFA trophies in his cabinet.
If there are any exclusions, let me know in th comment section below.
Now tell me, who do you think has the right to be called the Greatest Of All Time, although i still think Cristiano fits the description perfectly.
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