Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo

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Lionel Messi wins his sixth Ballon d'Or

Lionel Messi wins his sixth Ballon d’Or

In football conversations usually arises the discussion over who is better… if Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. Any Google search yields hundreds of results on “Messi vs Ronaldo” or “Cristiano Ronaldo vs Messi”. Assuming that we will always make a subjective analysis, based on our personal preferences, I have made this comparison, as a statistic, rigorous and totally objective analysis, in which I will confront their individual and collective achievements. I have incorporated an aspect that many people apply: the comparison of the two while Cristiano Ronaldo played for Real Madrid (2009 to 2018).

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at club level

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at international level

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when they played in Spain together

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258 Responses

  1. Sharnon 3 de January de 2017 / 03:58

    The player which can win a world cup, will be remembered as the better player of the two. Pele won 3 world cups. That is a record that neither Messi or Rolando can’t catch up anymore. The World Cup is the highest honor for a soccer player beside any other statistics you may add.

    • Sharnon 3 de January de 2017 / 04:34

      Statistics don’t give players immortality. Everyone will remember, (all camera’s got the moment on screen) that the Portuguese player Eder is the one who did score the only goal against France (and not Cristiano Rolando), so that Portugal wins for the first time an important title in Europe and at the world stage of football. The special moments in important circumstances do let people remembered a player. For example two historic goals Marandona scored against England at the World Cup held in Mexico in 1986 is always remembered and replayed. People don’t remembered statistics, but they remembered historic moments. For example when Uruguay won the world cup of Brazil in Brazil in 1950, “el Maracanaso”! The player who puts more historic landmarks connected to his name is the one which will be remembered and will be mostly beloved it by his people. By winning the European Cup 2016 Cristiano Rolando did a historic step in that direction, but by winning the world cup 2018 in Russia with Portugal that will be ultimate immortality for ever. Messi also can reach his highest point in his career at Russia 2018 with the national squad of Argentina. A dream final at the world cup 2018, would be Portugal against Argentina, with both players in the game. Lets pray for this historic moment to happen in history.This will be immortality for ever. Don’t miss it!!!!

      • Elroy 4 de January de 2017 / 06:23

        u are stupid.. u only consider the trophies…u dont love football…u dont understand how a maggical dribbling can give goosebumps…u r [censored]ing crazy ..u r nonsense.

    • rene cadene 28 de May de 2017 / 14:24

      No, world cup not required if your asking who is the better player. You look at the whole body of work and career. Going deep in a tournament and playing in finals is accomplishment enough. When finals are decided by one game you definitely are bringing in the luck factor. World cup is a great tournament but so are all the other tournaments played. Club football has grown in prominence and importance. Pele played on a great team during a great time for Brazil, don’t forget his team mates. The two players that deserve accolades as GOAT would fall to Pele or Messi.

  2. soyen 5 de January de 2017 / 04:58

    However I love Messi. He is my favourite

  3. MURAD 5 de January de 2017 / 23:42

    However messi is the best in all time…..he is my idol…….

  4. adebisi wasiu 11 de January de 2017 / 11:23

    Messi had always been the sacrificial lamb during any comparison while Cristiano Ronaldo had always been the lucky one. Its good for the sport of it. Ronaldo is good but I think messi is better.

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