Brazil legend Ronaldo has waded into the age old debate about who is the better player, Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi or Real Madrid goal machine Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi and Cristiano have taken football to a whole new level over the last decade, with both players scoring over 600 career goals, as well as winning a record five Ballon d’Ors a piece.
However, former Brazil international Ronaldo, who represented both Barcelona and Real Madrid during his illustrious career, reckons that Messi has that little bit of extra stardust that gives him the edge over his long time rival.
“With his incredible attitude, with his incredible winning mentality, Cristiano Ronaldo is a unique player,” he told Bild.
“But I admit that Lionel Messi brings even more magic to football.
“With his dribbling, his complete form of playing football and his ability to generate surprising situations in the attacks.”
When asked to elaborate on his thoughts about Cristiano the 41-year-old said:
“He is technically very well versed. Time will tell what position history has reserved for him.
“The best thing that could have happened was to move to Real Madrid, but at Manchester United it was incredible the number of goals he scored.
“At Real he’s become even more complete, but the truth is that winning a World Cup always helps when it comes to entering history as the greatest.”
Despite Messi and Cristiano out scoring the man nicknamed ‘O Fenomeno,’ most people who saw the Brazilian during his prime believesthat he is still the greatest out-and-out striker the game of football has ever seen.