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Ronaldo vs Messi: Lisandro Martinez Names Best Player in Football History
- Lisandro Martinez has delved into the never-ending GOAT argument
- Martinez and Lionel Messi won World Cup with Argentina this month
- Messi played a key role as the team's captain and talisman, including scoring seven goals.
Manchester United defender, Lisandro Martinez, has somehow settled the unending GOAT debate pitting Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Ronaldo and Messi have dominated the football scene for years, with the duo winning an incredible 12 Ballon d'Or awards between them.
Despite their successes on and off the pitch, fans, pundits, and even fellow footballers have often been conflicted on who the two is the greatest of all time.
According to Goal, while both players have achieved significant success, the raging GOAT debate is expected to persist into the future.
The latest player to join the unending debate is Martinez. The Argentine is one of the few players to have played with both Ronaldo and Messi.
However, on his part, the ex-Ajax defender chose Messi when he was asked to choose the better player between the duo.
“He [Messi] had an amazing World Cup. What I saw of him, what he did on the pitch,” Martinez told Secta Deportiva via Daily Post.
“There is no comparison. He is the best player in the history of football.
“He’s staying as number 1 all these years. … He’s a true example.”
Science decides football GOAT
Somehow, science, through Liverpool's outgoing director of research Ian Graham has settled the GOAT debate.
Speaking to an audience at the Cheltenham Science Festival, Graham disclosed his scientific research had shown Messi is the GOAT.
"It’s Messi," Graham declared via Sportbible.
"The difference is that Messi is also a world-class attacking midfielder. The chances he creates for his teammates are an order of magnitude greater than Ronaldo.
"Messi does two jobs brilliantly. Ronaldo does one job brilliantly. That’s the difference," he added.
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Graham's research came at a time Messi is set to spend the twilight years of his glittering career in the MLS with Inter Miami.
Messi speaks on GOAT debate
Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Messi discussing the unending GOAT debate between himself and his age-old adversary, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 35-year-old, who recently picked up his second Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award in Paris, finally weighed in on the debate.
Messi told CNN that simply being considered among the greatest names football had ever seen was an achievement on its own to him.