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Ronaldo Beats Messi In 'GOAT' Debate

Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten some of football's greatest stars in history in a far-reaching "GOAT" debate, with Lionel Messi missing out on the prize despite having won more Ballons d'Or than his longstanding rival has.

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Spanish publication Marca recently let fans vote for their "Greatest Of All Time" (GOAT) players in a knockout competition format.

They pre-selected 16 of football's greatest players in history to go head to head via fan polls on their website, with Ronaldo and Messi being placed in opposite sides of the draw.

Both of them eventually reached the final, which Ronaldo won with 246 000 (54%) votes to Messi's 209 000 (46%).

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Ronaldo's route the final included beating Paolo Maldini with 73% to 27%, Zinedine Zidane with 56% to 44%, and Diego Maradona by 59% to 41%.

Messi, meanwhile, moved past Ferenc Puskas with 78% to 22% and Alfredo Di Stefano with 70% to 30%, before reaching the final with a close 52% to 48% win over Ronaldo Nazario.

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The two losing semi-finalists, Brazil legend Ronaldo and Argentina icon Maradona, met in the third/fourth place play-off, with Ronaldo edging his counterpart by the slightest of margins with 51% to 49% after almost 400 000 votes.

Do you agree that Ronaldo is the GOAT of football? Have your say in the comments section below.


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