Messi and Ronaldo especially have tussled for the tag as the greatest of all time, whereas Neymar has often been considered as the best of the rest.
We have seen all three of them breaking countless records and even in the twilight of their careers, they are still capable of producing a moment of genius.
In the case of Messi, his World Cup triumph with Argentina was the crowning moment of his stellar career. The 35-year-old rolled back the years in Qatar and was box office in most matches.
He has also set some truly remarkable records throughout his club career. He is Barcelona’s all-time top scorer and has won seven Ballon d’Or awards, which is the most of any player.
By the time he had played 700 matches, he had already scored 565 goals and provided 232 assists. With an average of 1.14 goal contributions per game, Messi is truly in a league of his own.
What’s interesting about Ronaldo is that he has actually become more prolific later on in his career. That’s not to say that his record after 700 games also isn’t astonishing though.
The Portuguese superstar managed to rack up 595 goal contributions by the time he had made 700 appearances. Ronaldo spent his early years as an out-and-out winger, before he then transitioned into a goalscoring machine.