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The Madness of March
April 30, 2024

Who is the GOAT?


The Greatest Soccer Player of All Time

G – Greatest

O – of

A – all

T – time

        Who do you think is the goat? Messi, Neymar, or Ronaldo? It’s the ultimate debate that has sports fanatics around the world on their toes. The field is filled with some of the most talented players such as Messi, Ronaldo, and Neymar, who have each made their mark in the sport. Ronaldo’s goal-scoring record is remarkable, but some argue that Messi’s mesmerizing skills make him the true champion. It’s worth noting that Ronaldo’s social media following is massive while Messi’s height is due to a medical condition. Regardless of their differences, both players have made jaw-dropping achievements. As for Neymar, he may not have the same number of accolades, but his hard work has taken him from a different country to the top of the game. All hail the soccer gods!

      Get ready for a tale of triumph! Meet Messi, the football superstar from Argentina who defied the odds. He was born in Rosario, Argentina on a sunny day of June 24th. His father worked as a manager in a steel factory. Messi’s mother worked in a magnet workshop. At the age of 10, he discovered his growth hormone deficiency, but this didn’t stop him from becoming one of the greatest of all time. Lionel Messi, an Argentine professional footballer, is currently serving as the forward and captain of both the Argentina national team and Major League Soccer club Inter Miami. He’s a record-breaker, with eight Ballon d’Or trophies and six European Golden Shoes under his belt. He’s so impressive that he was recently inducted into the Ballon d’Or Dream Team. This Messi fellow is living proof that nothing can stop you from reaching the top! 

     Let’s delve into the world of Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, a remarkable Brazilian footballer who has captured the hearts of many. Ever since he was a little kid he had an interest in playing soccer, He started practicing soccer under his guidance of his dad. His will power got him  currently playing for Al Hilal and the Brazil National Team, Neymar is known for his impressive skills on the field. His swift passes, flashy moves, and remarkable ambidexterity have earned him recognition as a finalist for the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2015 and 2017, as well as the FIFA Puskás Award. Neymar’s got some serious dribbling skills, outshining even Ronaldo! Having scored over 100 goals for three different clubs, Neymar is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with and a true scoring machine. Neymar also boasts an incredible record of scoring 79 goals out of 128 games at an international level. Neymar is a great role model for many kids because of his determination and hardwork to reach his goals since he was a child. 

       Now what about Ronaldo? Cristiano Ronaldo was born in Madeira, Portugal. He is the youngest of four children. Ronaldo was in a tight situation when he was a child. He was diagnosed with Tachycardia, which makes his heart beat 100 or more times in a minute. Like Messi, this diagnosis has not stopped him from reaching his goals. Cristiano Ronaldo is renowned for his remarkable ball control, speed, and aptitude for scoring goals. He won over 300 trophies and medals by 2021, starting at a very young age. He has won 33 senior trophies in his career. He has won seven FIFA  world cups and 14 European championships. He has also won five Ballon d’Or trophies. He won the best FIFA special award in 2020 and many more. His accomplishments are endless, which make many believe he is the GOAT of soccer. 

                                             The Fun Fact Corner

  • Messi is naturally left-footed.
  • Did you know Cristiano Ronaldo has a net worth of $500 million!?
  • Did you know Messi’s net worth is $620 million?!
  • Messi’s left leg is insured for a whopping price tag of 600 million dollars, beating Cristiano Ronaldo. Both of Ronaldo’s legs are insured for 500 million dollars.
  • Messi bought a $35.7 Million Ferrari. 

So, who do you think is the GOAT? Messi, Neymar, or Ronaldo? Answer the poll below to vote!

 Thanks for reading our spectacular article. This is Akshath, Sohan, Aneesh, and Ebun with a little help from my little sis in 5th grade (Akshath’s sis, Ansini). Stay safe and happy. Have a good one.Byeeeee!! Don’t forget to vote!

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