Crsitiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi has been sharing the best footballer tag since 2007. This year there are few candidates to claim the best footballer tag by breaking their duopoly. Riyad Mahrez for helping Leicester City to win their maiden Premier League Title; Antonio Griezman for his heroics with France and Athletico Madrid are two potential candidates to usurp the two. But it is most likely that either Messi or Cristiano will win the Ballon d’Or and the inaugural ‘Fifa The Best’ award. Let’s look at how these two have performed in the year 2016. Below are their statistics.

This year, Messi had involved 92 times to his team's goals, with 59 goals and 33 assists. Cristiano contributed for 72 of his team's goals this year, with 55 goals and 17 assists.