The discussion that been going around for last few years is GOAT. Messi and Ronaldo both have formidable success for their club team.
Both have 5 Ballon d’Or. Both have won numerous Champions League for their team. But not to forget they play along with the best in the world in their club team.
Barcelona and Real Madrid both are one of the richest clubs of the world. They hire best possible players in each of the playing positions. Their substitute bench is better than most teams in the world. So both these players have all the achievements playing alongside with the best players in the world. But while playing for the country they do not get as much bigger names. And then their graphs come down drastically. The two most prolific scorers of the world would probably end their WorldCup career without any goals past group league stage. Messi, in fact, have never scorer against any major football giants in WorldCup. Best team he has scored against is Nigeria. Ronaldo, on the other hand, had a single magical day in the world cup when he scored a hattrick this year against Spain. So all those relentless discussions about the Greatest of All Time are not relevant. Let us just stop this. They are the very best players in the world. But in World Cup football, I have seen better effective players