The Portuguese superstar was vital as Real Madrid clinched four of the previous five editions of the tournament. Messi, meanwhile, has lifted the big-eared trophy on three occasions since 2008 with Barcelona.
They are undoubtedly the two best players of their generation, and arguably number one and two of all-time. In what order is down to personal preference, of course.
And it’s their performances in UEFA’s primary club competition which has established their reputations.
Yet, since the European Cup was rebranded in 1992, there have been several other players and teams lucky enough to win the trophy.
And we are challenging you to name the Golden Boot winner from every season since the Champions League was created. That is 26 campaigns and 17 different goal-scorers.
You have just five minutes to blast through the years. Let us know how many you score by tweeting us @FB_Whispers and challenge your friends.
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