Cristiano Ronaldo And Lionel Messi Are Separated By One Goal In Top Scorers Of The Decade List
Cristiano Ronaldo has been revealed as the top scorer of the decade - edging out Lionel Messi by just one point.
Individually, he managed to register an astonishing 550 goals and it means he places ahead of longtime rival Messi, who finished with 549 goals.
Closest to the duo is Robert Lewandowski, who still scored over 100 less goals than them with 417.
Neymar is the only player in the top ten below 30-years-old, while Premier League stars Sergio Aguero, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Edinson Cavani feature.
Check out the entire top 20 per IFFHS below.
20. Harry Kane - 236 goals
19. Abderrazak Hamdallah - 237 goals
18. Nemanja Nikolic - 242 goals
17. Ali Ashfaq - 242 goals
16. Gonzalo Higuain - 242 goals
15. Ali Mabkhout - 250 goals
14. Omar Al Somah - 255 goals
13. Romelu Lukaku - 258 goals
12. Karim Benzema - 259 goals
11. Eran Zahavi - 264 goals
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10. Sebastian Tagliabue - 265 goals
9. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - 278 goals
8. Sergio Aguero - 302 goals
7. Neymar - 327 goals
6. Edinson Cavani - 334 goals
5. Luis Suarez - 335 goals
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 340 goals
3. Robert Lewandowski - 417 goals
2. Lionel Messi - 549 goals
1. Cristiano Ronaldo - 550 goals
'CR7's' goalscoring exploits will likely be why he was named 'Player of the Century' at Dubai's Globe Soccer Awards last month.
After receiving the award he said: "For 20 consecutive years I have played and scored as a professional, I didn't know there was another record to beat.
"It's a pleasure to hear about the records, I have achieved all this but without my team-mates, without a great team, I would not have achieved these records."
Messi, meanwhile, paid tribute to his legendary rivalry with Ronaldo in an interview with DAZN.
"The one with Cristiano Ronaldo was and is a special duel, which will remain forever," he said. "It lasted many years and it is not easy to maintain certain levels for a long time.
"Our teams were also very demanding: Real Madrid and Barcelona, the two strongest clubs in the world. Competing as equals for so many years is something that will remain forever.
The duel between me and Cristiano Ronaldo was very good on a personal level and I think people enjoyed it."
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