Messi received sad news, dropping 9 places in the world's best player rankings but still ahead of Ronaldo

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After losing to Ronaldo in the best striker rankings, Messi decided to take revenge, leaving the Portuguese star 17 places behind in the list of the best players in the world.

Latest update, in the rankings of the British newspaper - The Guardian, Lionel Messi dropped from 1st to 10th after just one year. " El Pulga" closed 2023 with 28 goals and 12 assists in 44 matches.

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However, leaving the top European football environment to join Inter Miami also caused the Argentine superstar to lose points somewhat in the eyes of experts. However, he is still 17 places ahead of his "rival".

Accordingly, Cristiano Ronaldo ranks 27th on the 100 best players in the world, much higher than 51st in 2022. This is a worthy reward for CR7's efforts in 2023.

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The former Man Utd star scored 51 goals and assisted 15 times in 57 matches. This number is completely superior to the Portuguese superstar's turbulent 2022 - scoring only 16 goals and assisting 4 times in 46 matches.

Previously, Fourfourtwo magazine (also from England) caused great controversy when it removed Ronaldo from the top 100. Last season, Fourfourtwo ranked him 44th. By this year, the 38-year-old striker's name was no longer available. also appeared in the best player rankings of the year.

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Many people believe that Ronaldo is one of the best scoring strikers of the year with 51 goals, only 1 less than Harry Kane and Kylian Mbappe. With 2 remaining matches in 2023, CR7 can completely take the number one position from his two young colleagues.

A while ago, Sportskeeda drew attention when it revealed the list of the 7 best strikers in 2023. To come up with the above list, Sportskeeda evaluated based on the number of goals and assists obtained, stability as well as overall contribution to the entire team. Messi, Ronaldo, Mbappe and Haaland are all mentioned by name.

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Holding the top position is Kylian Mbappe, he is one of the most comprehensive strikers in the world at the moment. Not only scoring goals, the French player also knows how to torment the opponent's defense with his dribbling ability. This season, the 25-year-old striker has scored 19 goals and 2 assists in 21 appearances.

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Following in the footsteps of the French player, Erling Haaland ranked 2nd. This guy had a great time with Man City last season, contributing 52 goals and w.inning the treble with the home team.

This season, the Norwegian player has 19 goals and 5 assists after 22 appearances. According to Sportskeeda, the reason Haaland is not at the top of this list is because he has not been able to shine in big matches.

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At the German champions, Harry Kane shined with 24 goals and 8 assists in just 21 appearances. He has 52 goals, the male player with the most goals in 2023 so far. For that reason, the 30-year-old striker ranked 3rd in the top 7 best strikers of the year.

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When his good partners Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino left, Mohamed Salah remained at Liverpool and continued to shine brightly. This season, the 32-year-old player has had 14 goals and 8 assists in all competitions since the beginning of the season. That helped him be ranked 4th in the Top 7 excellent strikers by Sportskeeda.

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Few people would have expected Ronaldo to shine so bright at the age of 38. In 2023, the Portuguese superstar has scored 50 goals so far. In the Saudi Arabia National Championship this season, CR7 leads the top scorer list with 16 goals. The fact that he is only ranked 5th on the list is partly because the quality at the tournament in Saudi Arabia is not comparable to that in Europe.

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Coming to Inter Miami, Messi immediately made his mark with 11 goals and 5 assists after 14 appearances. The 36-year-old striker's impressive performance helped the team co-chaired by David Beckham win the historic Federation Cup championship. He ranked 6th in the excellent striker rankings.

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Antoine Griezmann is the last name on this list. Returning to Atletico, he also continuously shined. Last season, the 32-year-old scored 16 goals and 19 assists after 48 appearances in all competitions. Griezmann's high form continues to be maintained.

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