Despite many of the top footballers in the world weighing in on their opinion that Christiano Ronaldo will outlast Lionel Messi, according to bookies the Barcelona star is still most likely to earn the Top Goal scorer title for the 2016-2017 season. This comes even after Ronaldo beat Messi to become the first to score 100 Champions League goals.
While Ronaldo has had another stunning season, many media outlets have criticised his performances this year. Many believe the 32-year-old Real Madrid player is experiencing a decline in both performance and popularity, and clearly online sports bettors think so as well. The odds of Ronaldo being the top goal scorer are 11/2. The odds of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang winning the title is 25/1, while the rest of the most prominent players on the pitch lag behind with odds of 200/1. Messi and Ronaldo are two of the biggest footballers in the world, and only time will tell which player will outplay and outlast the other.