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Lionel Messi has once again taken the top spot in the Guardian's ranking of the world's top 100 footballers, beating Cristiano Ronaldo for the. Inside the Guardian blog. Mike Dean declares victory after Mark Clattenburg leaves for Saudi Arabia. Ronaldo remains in second place while Zlatan Ibrahimovic has climbed two places to. Barney Ronay: even in an off year, Messi is still undeniably on. Branislav Ivanovic Sapevate che. More data journalism and data visualisations from the Guardian. We have switched off comments on this old version of the site.