As Cristiano Ronaldo now plays in Saudi Arabia for Al-Nassr, Lionel Messi continues to play in one of Europe's top-5 leagues like the Ligue 1, with Paris Saint Germain and this Saturday he scored his 702nd goal in Europe following his stint at FC Barcelona before arriving to the French squad a couple of seasons ago.
With this goal, Messi edges Cristiano Ronaldo once again after his World Cup win at Qatar 2022.
Messi also reached 1,000 goal contributions, as on top of his 702 goals he also has given 298 assists in European football.
The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner's future is still up in the air as his contract expires next summer and much has been speculated in the media.
The Argentinian forward is still in great shape and might choose to continue playing in the highest level of competition as he hasn't been able to win a UEFA Champions League after his exit for Camp Nou.
Messi is 35 years old and it could be said that he has the soccer world at his feet, with almost every possibility open as any team in the world would surely like to have him play for them if he choose to.