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Ronaldo and Messi beat McGrory's record

Discussion in 'World Football' started by Drakhan, Apr 9, 2016.

Discuss Ronaldo and Messi beat McGrory's record in the World Football area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. Lewis Kerr

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    I used to think this, but Ronaldo has smartly adjusted his game over the last 6 or 7 years to basically become a world class penalty box striker and just that. For me, Messi has always been the far superior player, and up until 2019/20 I would have agreed with u. Messi tho seems to have declined big time, he's still a genius on his day, but his finishing has pretty much deserted him. Of course being in that team doesn't help, but having seen him since the Covid restart his shooting has strangely declined massively. Ronaldo has had the luxury of using his world class movement, finishing and aerial ability to maintain his output. Messi still wants to play like he's in his 20's, but physically he's gone so far downhill so needs to adapt somehow in the same way Ronaldo has, but I don't see this happening.

    Ronaldo will finish the leading scorer, but Messi's peak was unparalleled, only Maradona compares.
     
  2. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    Updated list as best as could find.
     
  3. dbhoy72

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    See someone was saying that to overtake Messi record he broke, a player would need to score something like 43 goals for 15 seasons straight.
     
  4. honda Gold Member Gold Member

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    Cant even say Ronaldo's peak doesnt compare since they nearly scored as much as each other. 2 of the greatest of all time just happened to come at the same time. Wonder when the next time we see anyone like those two.
     
  5. vortex666

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    Ronaldo just been named the greatest player last 20 years. Real Madrid winning greatest team last 20 years beating peps Barcelona team. as well also talk is champions league trophy may have ronaldo engraved on it as he named the greatest player to play in champions league and top scorer .
     
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  6. The Phoenix Black Lives Matter Gold Member

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    I can barely understand a word of this.

    In any case Messi >>> Ronaldo
     
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  7. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    Lewandowski only 8 goals from joining the list, at least until Suarez scores some more
     
  8. Tony Ralston Gold Member Gold Member

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    It’s mental just how much you always forget just how good Suarez’s record is man.
     
  9. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    The way things are going both Suarez and Lewandowski will exceed 500 goals by end of next season
     
  10. Tony Ralston Gold Member Gold Member

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    How many does Lewandowski have?
     
  11. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    Counting just top division goals as well as NON Friendly international goals these 5 players between them have scored exactly 2900 goals

    3) Cristiano Ronaldo - 744 goals
    5) Lionel Messi - 685 goals
    18) Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 531 goals
    30) Luis Suarez - 475 goals
    31) Robert Lewandowski - 465 goals


    and shows position in the list.
    The amount scored will only increase as they are all still playing.
     
  12. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    465
     
  13. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    Maybe we can ask Dermot to bring them all on loan next season at least until CL group stages. :84:
     
  14. Tony Ralston Gold Member Gold Member

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    Wouldn’t put it past him this year mate :56:
     
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  15. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    With just 25 minutes to go in tonights match Ronaldo is 1 goal behind Pele in top flight goals
     
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    Thats Ronaldo now equalled Pele.
     
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    Absolute gods of the game! Pushed each other season after season, breaking record after record.
    People Talking about Haaland v Mbappe next, they'll b class, but Messi & CR7 are the GOATS and will continue to be for YEARS.
     
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    Ronaldo a great player no doubt about it, great goalscorer aswell but Messi always be the GOAT for me, messi is also a great goal scorer on par with ronaldo but what makes Messi a class above is his assists are almost on par with his goals, ronaldo scores great goals but miles behind Messi on goal assists, total individual genius but very much the playmaker and team player

    just my opinion obviously
     
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    465 463 penalties only joking mate some record
     
  20. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    That's Ronaldo now in 2nd place with 57 goals to score to gain 1st place.