The battle of the GOATs. Fans will argue for decades and even centuries about who was the greatest of this generation, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. For well over a decade the pair have been neck and neck, swapping ballon d’ors and Champions League trophies. While King Leo has been at Barca since the tender age of 13, while Cristiano has conquered Europe, with incredible spells at Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid and now Juventus.
In this football quiz, we won’t attempt to settle the argument, but we will give fans a chance to see which player is currently ahead in certain achievements and stats. From obvious stats such as total goals scored and trophies won, to some more ‘niche’ topics such as the player with the most red cards and most penalty misses.
Please note, the answers within the quiz below are correct from the date of the article.
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#1. "There would be no debate about who was the best footballer the world had ever seen - me or Pele. Everyone would say me."
#2. "I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I squandered."
#3. "I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one."
#4. "My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about 7"
#5. "Sometimes in football you have to score goals"
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