This post is based on my opinion but also is a fact. In this post, I'll discuss the 15 year old Messi-Ronaldo rivalry. Messi for me is the greatest of all time and ill tell you why. It was started by the media and will be ended by Messi. As he won the Copa America The debate was edging closer to its end, but for me, it ended,5-6 years ago. Yes, I'm a Messi fan. I respect both equally, forever will. Messi is a playmaker, Ronaldo is a scoring machine. As stats say, Messi is a better goalscorer than Ronaldo, better free-kick taker, better playmaker, better assister, etc... On the other side, Ronaldo is a better header, better penalty taker, can save his team better on the big occasions than Messi, etc... They are great in their own ways, but whoever watches them equally on the field, they already know whos better, not just the stats. When Messi won the ballon dor, Ronaldo just couldn't get over it, as he wrote "factors" on a post that reviewed Messi's win as an "undeserved" win, but I still got the respect equal. As a domestic success, Messis got more. He has more titles than Ronaldo, more Ballondor's, more golden boots, Fifa Best player awards, etc... There's much more of a discussion about this, but if we sum it up, Messi is the goat. The ones who watch them both equally will agree with me. But Ronaldo is also one of the best ever.