It is a debate that has divided football fans all
over the world. Who is the better player
between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi?
The pair have established a monopoly on the
balon d’or splitting the last nine awards
between themselves and the trend doesn’t look
like it’s going away anytime soon.
As always, the eternal rivals will go head to
head for football’s highest individual award
thanks to stellar seasons with their respective
Messi bagged 54 goals in all competitions but
could only help Barcelona to just the Copa Del
Ronaldo notched up a relatively modest 40
goals in all competitions but they have come
when Real Madrid needed them most and
thanks to him, they’re league champions and
will play in the champions league final come
Brazilian soccer legend, Ronaldo De Lima has
voiced his admiration for both players but
believes Ronaldo is in pole position to claim his
fifth balon d’or and pull level with Messi. He
said: “This year, I would choose Cristiano
Ronaldo as the winner of the Ballon D’or.
“For the last two years, he has been
decisive. He was key in so many
matches in the Champions League, he’s
in the final. Cristiano’s numbers can’t be
“Both of them are fantastic. “I love
Messi with the ball at his feet, he scores
goals and does all the rest too. But
Cristiano’s numbers can’t be ignored.
“It’s a cruel comparison. Both of them
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