Deal done: Messi is GOAT, Ronaldo lost the race

The Messi vs Ronaldo debate is over for sure after Lionel Messi lifted the World Cup – the piece missing from his huge collection – in Qatar in Sunday.

The question “who is the GOAT [Greatest of All Time]” has been the point of contention between the diehard supporters of the two stars, but the finale in Qatar resulting in a victorious Messi with the biggest trophy in the sports has really write his name for the history.

And Messi has more urge for football left in him, especially after this victory, as he said he was not going to step away from international football just yet.

Messi is 35, which means he can still eye playing the next 2026 edition coming after three-and-half-year time in the US, Mexico and Canada.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo, 37, is already being shunned by big clubs and even his national manager Fernando Santos didn’t include him the starting XI for the last two matches Portugal played in the World Cup. Reason? His attitude.   

As far as the GOAT debate is concerned, it is not just pundits and experts and ordinary supporters, as Prince William too endorsed these views. The following tweet summarizes his opinion.

And Barack Obama also listed the Argentinian star as a GOAT while congratulating the winning team

Similarly, fans from the globe replied with Messi when FIFA asked the question. Minutes later, it posted an image of Messi with an emoji of crown.

Here are some of the tweets from the football experts and the current players like Declan Rice.

His fans are jubilant.

Meanwhile, Messi has a huge fan base in Pakistan too.

The story was filed by the News Desk. The Desk can be reached at


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