Their individual records alone speak for themselves.
[–]Kobz77 112 points 21 hours ago
Mbappé is obviously a good bet, but I sort of want to say Lautaro.
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[–]【海牙足球俱乐部】AlfaQQQ 284 points 18 hours ago
Averaging an insane 55.4 and 57.9 goals per year in span of ten freaking years. That’s ridiculous. We really have been spoiled with these two.
[–]【巴萨】Tezemery 31 points 19 hours ago
Football snobs can argue for the classical names all they want, but Messi and Ronaldo will go down in history as No. 1 & 2 greatest of all time. It’s just a matter of how you would distribute those two rankings.
Too early for this stat, reckon Lingard might get a few on Boxing Day
Fucking insane that Messi both has the most goals and the most assists this decade!
They all are amazing talents but we can't know if they will be the top scorer of the decade, right now its easily Mbappe.
He tried to argue that Mbappe might be next in line, then I said remember when Messi scored 91 goals in a calendar year. Ninety... one... goals...
[–]【巴塞罗那】Zidlicky3 403 points 21 hours ago
The fact ronaldo has more goals than games for madrid is crazy
One of the biggest regrets i have is not seeing both of them play live
Understatement of the century.
】AssFingerFuck3000 52 points 17 hours ago
cavanis underrated. lewa, aguero, zlatan, suarez are considered best strikers of the decade (as they should be) but cavani is right there in terms of stats atleast
Who scored 300 or more?
Probably someone we haven't heard of yet.
People are underrating this stat so damn much. This alone should rid you of any comparisons. Let alone if you have 4 CLs, 6 ballon dors and 6 golden boots.
he's never been a top top goalscorer, his strengths are different, he only scored 20+ goals in the league in 3 seasons out of 10 at RM, if my math is correct he has 248 goals since 2010
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[–]RipGenji7 250 points 20 hours ago
Don’t want to side here with anyone, the level of consistency of these two is just insane. 2 of the greatest, and becoming harder to argue that they arent full stop the two greatest of all time.
So like a "Champions of Champions of Champion's League" of some sort. How fucking ridiculous.
Then Messi/Ronaldo took this shit to the next level.
what do you mean? in PL 20+ goals a season is still very good. messi and ronaldo in la liga and lewa in bundes are just outliers
Won't be surprised if Messi and Ronaldo would still rack enough goals to put them in the top 10 tbh.
I remember the times when a good striker was the one who could score 20+ goals per season. 20. These guys have been doing nearly 3x that year in, year out. Godly
BUT we need to remember that football changed. There are way more goals now in every leagues.
I think I'll take a nap now.
】HaMx_Platypus 283 points 18 hours ago
I think he would have been a top goal scorer had he not played with Ronaldo. When RM bought him he was an established Ligue 1 scorer with 30 goals total and the following season scored 17 league goals. Having a hard time finding all goals scored for that year. He was also only 19-20 those years.
Who do you pick as topscorer of the 2020s? Mbappe?
lol here I'm adding 522 to 57 and 437 with 40 and 77 to see who has more, when they are written in title.
If you put longevity as the main priority, then they'd both be in the top 3, but usually people take into account a bit of everything so it's understandable most top 5 contain Maradona, Pelé, Cruyff, etc.
[–]【SK布兰恩】SnapeWasEvil 114 points 20 hours ago
Stats shouldn’t play a huge part unless those stats are just outright fucking absurd. The amount of talent both of these players possess is unbelievable, they’ve just both managed to keep that talent incredibly consistent and span it out over large periods of time. You say cristiano doesn’t possess as much talent as Maradona, R9 or Ronaldinho which may be true but his talent is far off enough that even if you say his talent is 2nd to all of them his athleticism and genetic make up is leaps and bounds ahead of theirs and his ability and intelligence to be able to keep his career going is also miles ahead not to mention his incredible work ethic. All of these things have to be taken into consideration together and that’s what makes him the 2nd greatest of all time behind Messi who’s a freak because he possesses more talent than anyone and also incredible amount of work ethic and perseverance to extend his career for so long
Etoo had a killer season at 30+ goals.
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edit: Neymar too, didn't thought he banged over 100 in Santos
When both retire (especially Cris for me), there will be alot of pretenders coming for their throne, but no one will reach these levels of consistency, dedication and commitment. This generation of football fans dont know how blessed they truly are to enjoy these guys.
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(others might disagree)
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】bonjoviworstbandever 64 points 20 hours ago
Good bet. Reasonable chance it's someone who hasn't broken through yet too.
Now if a player racked up 50+ goals in a season in my league, you'd know they're way too good for this level, you'd say they should be playing at least 2 levels higher, and their scoring record would normalize to like 15-18 goals a season. Still very good.
That stat and the one that has more goals in the CL than most clubs always baffles me.
[–]Radinax 41 points 20 hours ago
Besides the obvious choice of Mbappe... I have no idea lol, there several candidates but none has shown to be monsters at scoring goals, perhaps Rashford? Abraham? Werner? Asensio (yeah yeah I believe in him still let me dream)? Sancho? Hakimi? Ansu Fati? Joao Felix?
Here's a better fact:
[–]【丹麦】Pek-Man 169 points 18 hours ago
Once I have kids I'll be able to tell them I've seen those two monsters play. I might even squeeze in a story about how Ronaldo played for Spurs for a while and scored 100 goals for us, it's still a better and more believable lie than Santa let's be fair
[–]microMe1_2 227 points 20 hours ago
Suarez, Cavani, Zlatan, Lewandowski, Aguero
[–]xsconfused 632 points 20 hours ago
It also depends on what makes "the greatest" for you. Some people might prioritize talent over longevity and that's when players like Maradona are better than Cristiano. On the other hand some people may take into account mainly the player's peak, so names like Ronaldinho and Ronaldo Nazário are up there. Others, the impact they had in their time and how they changed football (Pelé shows up), etc.
That's really... unsurprising. Benzema didn't though?
My friend made this comparison the other day which really opened my eyes. Gonna paraphrase
Interesting. Also, It's even more ridiculous that on top of 50 goals a season, one of them competes with the best playmakers in assist stats as well.
[–]【葡萄牙】WorkHappens 469 points 20 hours ago
There's always been freaks though (e.g. R9, Van Basten etc.). A striker who scores 20+ goals a season in a top league is still a good striker nowadays.
However, in my opinion, stats should never play a huge part in these rankings.
[–]【丹麦】Pek-Man 12 points 18 hours ago
Truly phenomenal player. 400+ goals in 9 years is mind boggling. I truly appreciate what Ronaldo and messi have been able to bring to football.
He has won same number of UCLs as barca has in their entire history.. And he has been top scorer in all 5 of them.
Ronaldo also rakes up a surprising amount of assists. Not as much as Messi, but he'd be top 5 for the decade, I'd bet.
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[–]【佛蒙特电压】therealrico 144 points 18 hours ago
I remember. It all changed around 2008/2009.
[–]【阿贾克斯】Nouri34ever[S] 252 points 20 hours ago
Said to my workmate today that I doubt I'll see players on the level of Messi and Ronaldo ever again in my lifetime.
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Ronaldo has more UCL goals than Ramos has UCL appearances.
[–]RyanTheDeem 79 points 16 hours ago
Not a knock against Mbappe, sure he'll have a great career but it's hard to envision anyone achieving anything close to what Messi and Ronaldo have.
Karim I think could have been more prolific but was ok being the provider to Ronaldo.
If there was a player in your local Sunday league who scored 20 goals over the span of 30ish matches, you'd be pretty fucking wary of them because they're probably the best player of the league.
But you have CR7 and Messi, players who scored 50+ goals a season at the highest league levels in the world. In order to "normalize" their scoring rates to 20ish a season, they'd have to be playing in a hypothetical league that's at least two levels higher than the highest in the world.
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[–]xkacnap 4923 points 21 hours ago
Ronaldo might be inconsistent (Edit: I meant over the course of a season as he often starts slow and picks up real steam after December) , but for me he's the ultimate big game player. If my team's in trouble, I'd bet on Cristiano to show up (like vs Wolfsburg). IMO he's the GOAT. (others might disagree)
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