Lionel Messi: Cristiano Ronaldo stands out
There is no doubt that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the greatest footballers of our generation. The competition between them has continued to inspire them to put up some stunning performances in their football profession.
Messi compared the Portuguese international to world-class athletes like Lebron James, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
In an interview with La Sexta, the Argentinian said:
“There are many admirable athletes. Rafa Nadal, Federer, Lebron-in sports there is always someone who stands out and is admirable for his work.”
“Cristiano stands out in football. There are many who stands out and always do their best.
Cristiano Ronaldo wins player of the century at Dubai Globe Soccer 2020 awards
This compliment came after Ronaldo won the player of the century award last weekend at the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards.
The decision that made Ronaldo the hero of the day was judged by a 23-person jury that also included worldwide fan votes, former players and coaches.
The following are some of his successes:
The Portuguese won five Champions League competitions, four with Real Madrid and one with Manchester United. Ronaldo also led his national team to victory in the UEFA EURO 2016. As Portugal’s captain, he scored 102 goals for his nation.
Cristiano also won the English Premier League title in three consecutive years with Man Utd, in 2007,2008 and 2009.
Ronaldo is currently at his best form in Juventus whereas a player since 2018, he scored 81 goals for the Italian giants becoming the champion.
Besides, Ronaldo has now bagged five Ballon d’Or awards and won two of the Best FIFA Men’s Player Awards. Moreover, he was chosen thrice as the best player in Europe by UEFA.
At the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards, Pep Guardiola won the Coach of the century title while Real Madrid club was named club of the century. Robert Lewandowski also bagged an award as he was named the best player of the year 2020 for showing outstanding performances.