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CNN votes Messi as world's best

  • Story Highlights
  • CNN users vote Barca’s Messi as the best player in the world
  • The Argentine midfielder attracts 4585 votes compared to Ronaldo’s 3224
  • Cristiano Ronaldo was voted 2008 FIFA Player of the Year
  • Ronaldo earns $21 million a year according to Forbes
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Messi the master

The Champions League final between Manchester United and Barcelona pits the 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, against the man who finished runner-up to the coveted prize, Argentina's Lionel Messi. But nearly 8000 CNN users voted to say FIFA chose the wrong man as the world’s best. Check out the Sound Off to see the reasons why.

CNN's guide to the greatness of Ronaldo and Messi Video

Result: 51% 3946

Result: 49% 3888
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