The five time Ballon D’Or awards winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi has always be a subject of debate between their millions of fans who ‘s better than each other.
The 34-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed that winning the Champions League with two different teams is the reason why he remains a better player than the Argentine.
Cristiano Ronaldo has also pipped Messi by becoming the first player to score 100 European and Champions League goals, while also taking Real Madrid to a European double as Los Blancos lifted the La Liga trophy as well as successfully defended the Champions League title.
Ronaldo helped manchester United win the Champions League in 2008 beating Chelsea in an all-English final in Moscow.. The Portuguese then lifted the trophy with Real Madrid 4 times (2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018)…… while Messi spent his entire career at Barcelona, winning the CL 4 times.
Peter Crouch.who played for England between 2005 and 2010, regularly spoke with United players when they were on international duty.
Speaking at Sportsmail’s ‘A Pint with Piers’ event in London, Crouch revealed what his United pals told him.
“I spoke to some of the United players and said what Ronaldo is like.
“And they said they used to wind him up by saying Messi is better than him and he would say “Yeah, but Messi doesn’t look like this”,” Crouch said.
The difference between Ronaldo and Messi is that Ronaldo went to different clubs and won the Champions League.
He has been Champions League top scorer six times in a row. There are many players who have won the Cup five times.
Messi is an excellent player, he will not only be remembered for the Ballon d’Or but also for being always at the top, year after year, like Cristiano Ronaldo”.
Ronaldo has 1 major International Trophy. Messi has none. Ronaldo has enjoyed stellar success with his country by winning the Euro Cup, 2016. Portugal were never the favourites in the tournament and were expected to crash out quite early but Ronaldo carried his team to the finals, winning the Silver Boot in the process.
Ronaldo has much better leadership skills and knows how to carry his team and inspire them to victories under crucial circumstances. Messi on the other hand has shown again and again that he gives up under pressure and become totally silent on the field.
To crown it up, Cristiano Ronaldo is the most complete player the world has ever seen. Physically, the Portuguese forward is blessed with strength, power, and pace. His technical ability is also phenomenal, as Ronaldo excels at heading, finishing, dribbling and even creating chances for others.
Ronaldo always comes off more impressive due to the huge power and strength advantage that he holds over the Barcelona star.