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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi included as top 10 players with highest percentage of MOTM awards named

Josh Lawless

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi included as top 10 players with highest percentage of MOTM awards named

Lionel Messi's dominance of world football is further emphasised in yet another statistic chart which he tops.

Messi won a record eighth Ballon d'Or in 2023 before claiming the FIFA Best Men's Player award in early January to add to his individual awards collection.

Barcelona's record goalscorer has and well truly completed to the point, having so many prizes that he even gifted one to his teammate.

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But it's emerged that Messi is also well in the clear when it comes to Man of the Match awards, where he has the highest percentage by some distance.

GiveMeSport crunched all the relevant data from 2009 onwards for European football's leading leagues to come up with a star-studded top ten.

Playing for Barcelona and PSG, Messi is said to have won MOTM 324 times, giving him a percentage of 51.6%

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He is comfortably ahead of long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 176 MOTM awards in 612 games for Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner's percentage stands at 28.8%, just slightly better off than Neymar.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is fourth with a percentage of 24.2% from 396 games, with Kylian Mbappe just behind and rounding off the top five.

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Manchester City duo Erling Haaland (21.5%) and Kevin De Bruyne (19.3%) both feature for their exploits in the Premier League and Bundesliga.

Here is the top ten in full:

1.Lionel Messi (Barcelona and PSG) - 51.6% - 324 MOTM - 628 games

2.Cristiano Ronaldo (Man United, Real Madrid and Juventus) - 28.8% - 176 MOTM - 612 games

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3.Neymar (Barcelona and PSG) - 26.8% - 90 MOTM - 336 games

4.Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Barcelona, AC Milan, PSG and Man United) - 24.2% - 96 MOTM - 396 games

5.Kylian Mbappe (Monaco and PSG) - 24% - 82 MOTM - 342 games

6.Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund and Man City) - 21.5% - 39 MOTM - 181 games.

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7.Harry Kane (Spurs and Bayern Munich) - 21.2% - 98 MOTM - 463 games

8.Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich) - 20.3% - 57 MOTM - 281 games

9.Kevin De Bruyne (Werder Bremen, Chelsea, Wolfsburg and Man City) - 19.3% - 86 MOTM - 446 games

10.Eden Hazard (Lille, Chelsea, Real Madrid) - 19.2% - 100 MOTM - 520 games

Featured Image Credit: Getty & FIFA

Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Neymar, Kevin De Bruyne, Erling Haaland

Josh Lawless
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