Francesco Totti

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo settled their 2017 dispute with Italy legend Francesco Totti.

Despite alternating seasons of excellence, Messi and Ronaldo battle has existed for 15 years.

It is no secret that Messi vs Ronaldo has been debated by a number of players, coaches, and pundits over the years.

A year after Ronaldo won his fifth Ballon d'Or, Francesco Totti joined them.

Both Ronaldo and Messi competed in La Liga for 9 straight years against each other.

Real Madrid and Barcelona were both catalysed by the two, adding fuel to the GOAT discussion.

The FIFA The Best and the Ballon d'Or were dominated by Ronaldo and Messi for more than a decade.

Between the two, they have won a total of 12 Ballon d'Ors and 3 FIFA The Best awards.

After winning both the Ballon d'Or and FIFA The Best that year, the forward completed the double.