Lionel Messi will be wearing GOAT on his sleeve at PSG… Cristiano Ronaldo won’t be happy about this

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Paris Saint Germain forward, Lionel Messi will be wearing GOAT on his sleeve at the French Ligue 1 side which might leave Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo unhappy.

For over a decade, there have been endless debates about who is the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Many believe that Messi is the greatest while others believe Ronaldo is the greatest.

The debate and the revelry between Ronaldo and Messi especially on social media and the mainstream media have forced the two players to strive for countless honors and records.

Apart from the FIFA World Cup, the two players have won all the major titles for both clubs and countries and they look unstoppable even though age is steadily catching up on them.

Amid the argument about who is the greatest footballer of all time, PSG entered into a deal with a United States-based lifestyle and apparel company named GOAT.

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The deal will see Lionel Messi and other members of the PSG squad wear GOAT on the sleeves of their jerseys which could be mistaken for a tribute to Messi who has won a record seven Ballon d’Or in his illustrious football career.

Hence, the 34-year-old Argentina international will be one of the eleven GOATs whenever PSG step to the pitch to take on any team.

A statement from PSG read: “We are delighted to welcome GOAT into the Paris Saint-Germain family with this partnership that will see them join the exclusive roster of club partners present on our iconic jerseys.

“GOAT is a perfect fit for the club and further supports our position as a leading global sports and lifestyle icon for fans all over the world. Together we will develop exciting and creative experiences to connect with supporters everywhere.”

Stats of the two contestants for the GOAT title: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Messi:

Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi who started his professional football career at FC Barcelona on July 1, 2005, has scored a total number of 680 goals and provided 315 assists in 805 games in all competitions. He scored and provided these assists for both FC Barcelona and PSG.

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Messi has won 34 major titles in his illustrious football career and is expected to add at least one more title to his cabinet this season if PSG win this season’s French Ligue 1 title.

As for personal awards, Lionel Messi has won seven Ballon d’Or, one FIFA The Best player of the year award, three best player in Europe, 22 top scorer awards, 10 players of the year, four times player of the season, and an Olympic medal.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo started his professional football career at Sporting Lisbon on July 1, 2002. Since then, the 37-year-old Portuguese football icon has scored 692 goals and provided 231 assists in 928 games in all competitions. He scored these goals for Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus.

As for major titles, Ronaldo has won 32 major titles in his illustrious football career. Unfortunately, he does not stand a chance of adding another one to his cabinet in the 2021-2022 season at Manchester United.

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In terms of personal awards, Ronaldo has won two FIFA The Best Awards, five Ballon d’Or, three UEFA best player in Europe, 10 best players of the year, one FIFA Pukas award, 19 top scorer awards, five players of the year, and two players of the season.

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