Why Ronaldo is a more Complete Footballer than Messi.
The comparison between Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi may never end. The question “Between Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi who is better?” will always pop up! Probably because many see Messi as a Living god of Football, whereas a lot more others are obsessed with Ronaldo.
Notwithstanding the argument, there are somethings you can’t deny. Like how great Messi and Ronaldo is. Breaking records and creating history, they dominate the game with incredible displays on and off the football pitch.
Ronaldo and Messi are both Talented and hardworking, and they now both have almost the same records, trophies and accomplishments, but something makes Ronaldo more outstanding and a Complete Footballer than Messi.
Messi is extremely talented. Ronaldo is also talented and hardworking!
Messi is a case of Talent + Hard work.
Ronaldo is a case of Hard work + Talent + Extra Hard work.
But no matter how great Ronaldo and Messi are, Cristiano Ronaldo appears a more Complete Footballer than Lionel Messi. Here is why.
Cristiano Ronaldo the current best Fifa player 2017 with Ronaldo net worth over $400 Million, has proven himself in Portugal, Sporting CP, Manchester United and Real Madrid, winning multiple awards and trophies.
Messi has also proven himself a living legend by also winning awards and trophies, but all these he did only at 1 club; Barcelona.
Yes, not all footballers must play in almost every league like Nicholas Anelka, some may like to dedicate their career and loyalty to one club like Ryan Giggs. But the fact that Ronaldo applies his winning mentality in every club/league he plays for making him more versatile and a more Complete Footballer than Messi.
Messi is too good no doubt! When he has possession of the ball, you know he’s about to do something incredible! Same thing with Ronaldo who always creates a major impact on the football pitch. But these two guys have a different story, even though they ended up in the same route of their career.
Ronaldo started from grass and fought his way to the top, whereas Messi started playing in the top flight with the best in the game! Even before the under 21 world cup tournament, Messi was already in Argentinas’ squad. After the under 21 tournament where Messi won the Best Player of the Tournament, he went ahead to join and play with the likes of Ronaldinho at Barcelona. His career started at the peak and has been there.
Cristiano has an interesting story as he started from Sporting CP then Manchester United and Real Madrid winning trophies, writing history and fighting his way to the top.
But since Messi and Ronaldo have almost the same records, and none has created a distinction by winning the World Cup.
We place them on a scale and answer the question; “Between Ronaldo and Messi who is better?” and conclude that since Ronaldo has played his craft around the world unlike Messi, Cristiano has proven that he will excel and shine anywhere…even in Neptune and Uranus.
So as it stands, Messi can be a more Complete Footballer than Ronaldo if he plays in at least 1 other club/league and excels there with the team, then he has done all Ronaldo did and set the bar high as a Complete footballer. But before that happens (If it will ever happen) Ronaldo stands a more Complete Footballer than Messi.
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