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Ending the GOAT debate: 5 reasons why Lionel Messi will always remain far better than Cristiano Ronaldo 

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#2 More Individual accolades and team trophies

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015
FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015

While both the greats simultaneously made and broke a plethora of records in the career, the Argentine genius. In the past few years, Ronaldo has managed to close the gap on Messi by winning the same number of Ballon d'Or awards (5) yet Messi remains the player with more accolades, considering both with his team and individual awards.

The Argentine genius has more individual accolades despite both him and Ronaldo winning the much coveted Ballon d'Or five times each but Lionel Messi has more European Golden Shoe awards and edges out in individual awards.

Lionel Messi has won more trophies with his team that the Portuguese star. In the current season, Messi is 10 goals ahead of Cristiano in the race for European Golden shoe and 15 goals ahead in all competitions, which clearly shows that the Argentine will only add to his trophies in this season.