The members of the International Federation of Football History (IFFHS) – which spans 150 countries – voted for the best players in the world from 2011 to 2020.
The pair have been rivals for the best part of the last 15 years, sharing 11 Ballons d’Or between them.
They have faced off numerous times in Clasico clashes and one of football’s big debates has been which of the two superstars is the better footballer.
IFFHS Player of the Decade
|Andres Iniesta||Vissel Kobe||3|
|Sergio Ramos||Real Madrid||5|
|Manuel Neuer||Bayern Munich||6|
|Robert Lewandowski||Bayern Munich||7|
|Luka Modric||Real Madrid||10|
Spanish icon Andres Iniesta completed the podium after enjoying record-breaking success alongside Messi.