There's currently no more divisive debate in footballing circles than Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo. While both players are undeniably two of the sport’s very best, fans cannot seem to come to a consensus on who is the superior of the two. Both are incredibly accomplished at the club and international levels, and both are famous across the entire globe. While Messi receives the most individual accolades, Ronaldo is no slouch himself and indeed has many staunch defenders who claim that the Portugal and Real Madrid midfielder is, in fact, the world’s best player. Shockingly, they have now been around for a decade, and with Messi’s 26th birthday having just passed now is a perfect time to take a side-by-side look at these two remarkable stars in this Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo Infographic.

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