8 Footballers Who Could End The Lionel Messi/Cristiano Ronaldo Era Of Dominance

The pretenders to the throne.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have now won seven Ballon d€™Or awards in a row between them since 2008, outlining just how far ahead they have been of the rest of their generation. Ronaldo's triumph on Monday means he now has three to his name, while Messi has four. The Argentine and Portuguese superstars are unquestionably two of the greatest ever footballers, and their achievements are truly astonishing. They have taken goalscoring to a level never seen in the modern era. The brilliant duo are still just 27 and 29, respectively, and there is no reason why they won't continue to be the two finest players on the planet for another few years still. There are a group of world-class players who will feel they can end their seven-year dominance, however. Some are unbelievably exciting young players while others are at the peak of their powers and are threatening to go up a further notch. The chances of any of the players in this list ever reaching the standards of Messi and Ronaldo is unlikely to say the least, but they have the talent to be recognised as the world's best players in the near future. Here are 8 Players Who Could End The Lionel Messi/Cristiano Ronaldo Era Of Dominance.........

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