WE’VE become used to seeing familiar names at the forefront of world football. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated polls and awards since 2007 and the recent Guardian ranking of the top 100 players – arguably the best list of its kind – places Messi top and Ronaldo second. Recently, Ronaldo was named the winner of the Ballon d’Or for the fifth time. These two players have competed with each other for the major individual prices for the best part of a decade, which makes you wonder when will they be knocked off their pedestal and who will do it? Messi is 30 and Ronaldo 32, they should be coming under pressure at this stage of their careers but there is a distinct…