5 Reasons why C.Ronaldo is better than Messi


Now that C.Ronaldo has got his career at Real Madrid up and running. I have no choice but to be biased and go with Ronaldo this time in the debate of ‘Who is the best player in the world’. I have my reasons for it. Firstly because he plays for Real Madrid and Messi plays for Barcelona.

Real Madrid obviously have won more than Barcelona, though Barcelona have eclipsed Real Madrid in the past 5 years in terms of winning league and Champions league but this season, that is about to change as Real Madrid look to collect its 10nth Champions League crown and cement their place as the Europeans Elite once again (if you guys did not know already that Real Madrid are not in the 1st pot for Champions League draw, which basically means that UEFA no longer considers Real Madrid amongst the tier 1 clubs and our place has been taken by Villareal I think). So back to Ronaldo vs Messi debate.

Here is why I think Ronaldo is better than Messi:

  1. This is the most obvious one I think and that is, Ronaldo can hit the ball equally well with both feet while Messi SURE can’t. That gives Ronaldo more mobility on the wing and can trick opponents with the use of either feet for dribbling. The plus point Messi has is that, he is so good with his left foot that he hardly requires the use of his right foot in any situation, but still, when we talk about the best, two footed ability is certainly a thing Ronaldo can rely upon to out shine Messi because there will always be situations where Messi would have to cut back on the ball while Ronaldo would just use his left foot to shoot or pass. A lethal weapon to wrong foot the keeper which is the key to scoring goals when one does not have the accuracy of Zidane or Beckham.
  2. Second is obviously that Ronaldo can head the ball better. Now this may seem in contrast to what happened in Champions League final 2009 when L.Messi scored off a header to give Barcelona the 2-0 lead over Manchester Unitedandthe two defenders marking Messi were Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, who are considered to be the best aerial defenders in the world by far but if we ignore that goal, then I do not think that anyone can find a goal from Messi where he uses his head. He does not need to by the way. Anyway, Ronaldo has scored a lot of vital goals for Manchester United by heading the ball and a player as good as Ronaldo, with the ball at his feet, deceives the defenders into thinking that he would not be a threat at headers but in reality, Ronaldo is a big threat, his physique and ripped legs, allow him to jump higher than most people allows him to score headers.
  3. Ronaldo can take free kicks like 100 times better than Messi. That also has to do with the fact that Messi does not actually take free kicks for Barcelona, very rarely have I seen Messi taking free kicks either for Argentina (his national team) or Barcelona (his current club side, though Manchester City have appearedtohandhimablankcheckto

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  1. ocean says

    Leo messi all 38
    records in 2011/12 season !

    • RECORD #1 – With 72 goals for Barca Messi set a new world record, surpassing
    Archie Stark (1924-25 Bethlehem Steel, USA)

    • RECORD #2 – Messi became the first player to score 50 goals in a single
    season in La Liga, breaking CR’s record of 40 goals.

    • RECORD #3 – Messi (currently on 252 goals) became Barcelona’s all-time
    topscorer, breaking Césars record of 232 goals.

    • RECORD #4 – Messi is Barcelona’s all time goalscorer in the CL with 51 goals

    • RECORD #5 – Messi is Barcelona’s all time goalscorer in the European
    competition with 52 goals

    • RECORD #6 – Messi is Barcelona’s all time goalscorer in the International
    competition with 56 goals

    • RECORD #7 – Messi is the first player ever in the history of the Liga to
    score 8 hat-tricks in a single Liga season

    • RECORD #8 – Messi equals Gerd Mullers record of being top scorer in the CL 4

    • RECORD #9 – Messi is the first player to be crowned top goalscorer in the
    Champions League for 4 consecutive seasons

    • RECORD #10 – Messi has played more matches (60) this season than in any of
    his previous seasons with Barcelona. 

    • RECORD #11 – Messi registered 29 assists for Barcelona in all competitions
    this season, a new personal record

    • RECORD #12 – Messi became the first player to have scored and assisted in 6
    different official competitions in a calendar year 

    • RECORD #13 – Messi became the 2nd Barca player (after Pedro) to score in 6
    different official competitions in a single season

    • RECORD #14 – Messi scored 5 goals in the CL-match against Bayer Leverkusen
    (7-1), most goals by any player in a CL-match

    • RECORD #15 – Messi produced 35 goals in home games this Liga season, more
    than any other player in La Liga’s history

    • RECORD #16 – Messi produced 14 hat-tricks in La Liga in his Barca career, breaking
    the club record held by Cesar (13) 

    • RECORD #17 – Messi became to first player ever to reach 100 points in the
    race of the European Golden Shoe (50×2) 

    • RECORD #18 – With 214 games Messi is Barca’s most experienced foreigner in La
    Liga history, beating record of Cocu (205)

    • RECORD #19 – Messi (24) became the youngest player ever to pass the 50-goal
    mark in the Champions League

    • RECORD #20 – Messi became record scorer in the CL knockout stage with 26
    goals. Previous record: 18 goals (Raúl/Shevchenko)

    • RECORD #21 – is the only player to have scored 2 CL hat-tricks in one season.

    • RECORD #22 – Messi scored his 3rd CL-hattrick for Barca this season, equaling
    the record held by Filippo Inzaghi

    • RECORD #23 – Messi is the only player to have scored 4 or more goals twice in
    one game in the knockout stage of the CL

    • RECORD #24 – Messi became the 2nd Barcelona player (after Quini) to win the
    Pichichi trophy for topscorer in La Liga twice

    • RECORD #25 – Messi became all-time topscorer in the Supercopa with 8 goals,
    surpassing the record of Raúl (7 goals)

    • RECORD #26 – Messi has scored 4 goals in the club world cup. More than anyone

    • RECORD #27 – Messi converted 10 penaties this Liga season, equal to the club
    record held by Ronald Koeman (1989-90)

    • RECORD #28 – Messi scored in 10 consecutive Liga games this season, equalling
    the club record of Martín (42/43) & Ronaldo (96/97)

    • RECORD #29 – Messi is the 2nd player (after H.Sánchez) in Spanish football to
    score 35+ goals in all comps for 4 seasons in a row

    • RECORD #30 – Messi scored in 6 consecutive home games (twice) this season, a
    new personal record. Previous record was 5.

    • RECORD #31 – Messi has equalled Samuel Eto’o’s (2007-08) record of scoring in
    7 consecutive away Liga games this season. 

    • RECORD #32 – Messi registered the fastest hat-trick in Barca’s Liga history
    in the game vs Mallorca (5-0) this season (17 minutes)

    • RECORD #33 – Messi became the 4th player in CL history (after Litmanen,
    Crespo & Henry) to score in 7 consecutive away games

    • RECORD #34 – Messi became the first player in CL history to score 14 goals in
    a single season (main tournament) 

    • RECORD #35 – Messi (24 years old) became the youngest player ever to reach
    150 goals in La Liga 

    • RECORD #36 – Messi became the 4th player to win 3 Ballons d’Or, after Johan
    Cruyff, Michel Platini and Marco van Basten. 

    • RECORD #37 – Messi became the 2nd player to win 3 consecutive Ballons d’Or,
    after Michel Platini.

    • RECORD #38 Messi the first player to score 82 goals for club and country in
    one season.

  2. Marti says

    :)  “Ronaldo can shoot from any position while Messi has to get close to the penalty area to have any chance of scoring a goal.”  Generally true – in the sense that Messi usually goes inside the box – , except statistically [i can’t remember which season – 09/10 or 10/11 – i’ve only seen the stats for one of them] Messi had scored more goals from outside the box than Ronaldo from far fewer shots. Amazing statistic as it blew the common preconception that Ronaldo’s shot is better. See Sid Lowe’s article for details.

  3. Bhan says

    To bad that Ronaldo is nothing that he used to be.  All he is good at now is penalties and free kicks… While Messi is getting it done

  4. Ale says

    haha this is just hilarious. Why do not you write an argument why CR is better than God.
     I think you are the only man in earth that thinks that CR is better than Messi.

  5. CR7 is better than Messi says

    Ronaldo is better cause he is faster, has more power, more ball control, can do tricks, can score free kicks and score from very long range, can head, can use both feet and he is also better cause he doesn’t need Iniesta or Xavi to score… thats the biggest reason… messi cant score in argentina cause he doesnt have Iniesta or Xavi there… yeah…

    • Brijesh says

      More ball control …are u kidding ….yeah he has got good ball control but not better than messi …even Fifa gives less rating in ball control, skills and acceleration,dribbling…to ronaldo than messimessi

  6. CR7 says

    well..every players got his fans..
    but i will always the CR7 fans..
    hope he can be better than messi next season!!!

  7. Biznesspassion says

    You are biased man…………just forget it, messi is the best and ronaldo admits that tooo

  8. Nidal Rasheed says

    at present ronaldo is has scored more goals 19 and that fool messi has scored 16
    i am a huge fan of CR and he is the best player in the planet//

  9. ricky says

    C.ronaldo is better than messi i have to say that becasue ronaldo has more tricks good at headers and takes great freekicks also he has more pace and is good at long range shots. the thing about messi is that he is a better dribbling and good at other some other things.

    the reason why he sored less goals last season because he was injured.And messi has scored more goals this season is becasue ronaldo moved ina diff country league team and he will play better and ronald 44 apps 43 goals.
    thats why c.ronaldo is better and he is a more a complete player. And c.ronaldo is better by far!messi may have score more this season but dont forget 2008 ronaldo better!

    • Zidanetribal316 says

      Lionel Messi is better than C. Ronaldo and is more complete. Much better dribbling, passing and shooting. Better vision, tactical awareness, precision and efficiency. He can control a game, as seen against Real Madrid, and is involved in all areas of the game. Most of Ronaldos goals are tap ins – in 2007-2008 42 of them from passes by Giggs, Scholes and Rooney. Ronaldo also has to resort to shooting from distance because he hasn’t the skill to go past players like Messi can and Messi can create goals out of nothing, which Ronaldo could NEVER do.

  10. zach says

    Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm u r so wrong!!!!! Messi is a lot a lot better than C. Ronaldo

    Read this

    One day God decided to make the greatest football player ever, so he grabbed a bowl and mixed the best ingredients he had. unfortunately he left it too long on the oven and got ruined so He named it Cristiano Ronaldo and sent it to earth. He then tried again and truly made the best player ever and named him Messi.

    Of course this is a true story!

  11. shravan says

    R u gone mad???? see messi’s form and that mad CRonaldo’s form- see their passes..who is better…..?Ronaldo…????????????Foolish!

  12. Rein says

    I hate it when CR looks straight to the camera and smiles whenever he scores a goal. Looks like his focus is on his look not on his game….
    I think Messi is far better than him

  13. Aramre says

    and please can someone tell these people that ronaldo is not a GREAT free kick taker!!! he is average at best! he just has his trademarks that make him out to be some big deal. CHECK THE STATS. ronaldo scores every 1 in 20 free kicks… 1 in 10 free kicks are scored in the premier league… put that in ur pipe and smoke it

  14. Aramre says

    2. how many shots does CR take from outside the box… maybe 10 a game… all it take si for messi to gut thru the defense and cleverly trick the goalie… ronaldo shoots directly AT the goalie.
    3. this is useless arguing every point. its like talkig to a 8 year old about y ice cream isnt breakfast.

  15. Ron says

    Ronaldo rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by ryan oneill

    • Spiderarjun says

      Ronaldo rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      If you disagree you don’t know what soccer is.
      Play a suckish sport like baseball or basketball

  16. Ron( nickname) says

    I think Cristiano Ronaldo is a pure ledgend and anybody who says no to that know nothing at all what so ever. He has 20 times better skill than anybody in the world he rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Ryan O'Neill

  17. Santee Lopez says

    Ronaldo has more advantages and he still could not score moregoals than lionel messi.messi dosent need too header or take freekicks or long shots.all he needs to do is dribble and score.and did u see the game of wc 2010 brazil vs portugal?they wernt paying any attention at all to ronaldo and he still did nothing.and did u see argentina vs germany messi would be double teamed or sometimes trippled so this proves messi is better.MESSI!

  18. Pam says

    Ronaldo scored 26 goals in the Spanish League this year including a hat trick. Yes, Messi did score more, 34, but the difference is that Ronaldo scored these goals not just in a new team, but in a new League. Another thing is that he only played 29 games. He proved he's a key player for Madrid by scoring that last goal against Osasuna on the 89' (Another header, which proves the threat he is in the air) and 3 goals against Mallorca when they were down by 1. In the Champions League, Messi played 987 minutes and scored 8 goals – big portion of that goes to the strongest midfield line in the world – while Ronaldo, who only played 450 minutes (less than half of that of Messi, since Real Madrid were out before Barcelona were, scored 7 goals. The hype may be on Messi this year, but it's clear that Ronaldo is a more complete player, and above all that, Ronaldo is the most persistent player I have ever seen.

  19. senioritta says

    neither of them can compete wayne Rooney when it comes to good foot ball! and manchester united rocks!!!!!!! thats y Ronaldo in picture is also wearing the MANU shirt…! 😛

  20. jack says

    Dude you are retarted!How does looking better and falling down every time someone touches you, make you a better player??Fact: Messi, player of the yearFact: Barca won the Champions league 2009 and are strong contenders to win it again this year.and just look at the amount of goals hes scored over 09/10, 4 hat tricks, count them 4!!!, Ronaldo is no where close to messi. All your points are redundant and you my friend are retarted.

  21. Pancho says

    Ronaldo is and allways will be better than Messi, Ronaldo scores goals by himself, while Messi needs Xavi to give him the ball t score.

  22. ugk says

    Ronaldo is better looking? ROFL ahahahahhahaha thats a funny point to bring up.But yes. I wont really say who is better. But currently the hype is on Messi. Previously it was with Ronaldo. Ronaldo is certainly much more composed player able to do more with both feet and the head and different ranges. I used to hate him because of his diving and drama queen stuff. But recently i noticed that Messi is no saint in this department either.Messi i think is more dangerous in his dribbling ability and difficulty he poses to defenders who try to tackle him. But in terms of skills he is not as good as others like Cristiano, Ronaldinho (in his prime), Jay Jay Okocha, Zidane, Brazilian Ronaldo (in his prime)Currently in terms of danger and threat Messi is slightly better, But Cristiano in terms of overall skills

    • says

      Not 100 times. More like, say, 2 times at current form. Ronaldo cannot scoregoals by beating 11 players and Messi cannot head the ball neither can hetake free kicks (which he doesnt need anyway).

  23. Lionel Messi (number says

    LOL You should know that Messy is much more better than CR9. essi has scored 25 goals and CR9 only 17. Of coure, if you ara a galactico you don't need any prove to say that CR9 is better! Translate this:¿Que se quema? ¡Madrid! ¿Que se quema? ¡Madrid! Madrid se quemaaaaaa se quema Madrid!!! Madrid se quema, se quema Madrid! Madrid se Quema, Madrid se quema se quema Madrid!

  24. Hickey says

    honestly messi really doesnt even compare to ronaldo, the only reason people pick messi is because they have a personal grudge against ronaldo he's good and he know's he's good and when your that good you have the right to show off and be cocky, Do you think you get that good by not working your ass off your entire life. They just dont think it's fair that he's the best athlete in the world and and probably the best looking athlete in the world as well. He's better at free kicks and there's no way messi is faster, plus he can juke a defender out of his shoes. HIs field vision and his ability to create space are unhuman.

    • Pamela says

      I so agree with you! Finally somebody that knows how to talk.Messi doesn't even compare to Ronaldo in speed and it's been proven. Messi accelerates at 25 km/h, while Ronaldo accelerates at 33.7 km/h ! He's a rocket and numbers don't lie.

    • Pamela says

      I so agree with you! Finally somebody that knows how to talk.Messi doesn't even compare to Ronaldo in speed and it's been proven. Messi accelerates at 25 km/h, while Ronaldo accelerates at 33.7 km/h ! He's a rocket and numbers don't lie.

      • Larz says

        So what if they accelerate that quickly? Messi has more endurance and maintains speed, meanwhile Ronaldo slows down. Ronaldo can create space, but so does Messi.

        • Pamela says

          Not really. Ronaldo's stamina and endurance are unbelievable. I'm not saying that Messi isn't able to maintain a certain speed level, but Ronaldo has proved to be able to play all positions without difficulty with the help of his speed, agility, and of course his ability to play equally with both legs. After all, everybody has his own opinion and I prefer Ronaldo over Messi, not because I have a grudge over Messi or his team, but because I see Ronaldoas a more complete and able player.

  25. Adam says

    Messi is far better. In any case, it's easier to get tackled down because you get closer to the area, closer to a goal, and closer to a penalty. Messi doesn't need to kick any ball from far away when he can just dribble past the opponent without difficulty. In a recent game, he hooked to defense, and when he was going to take the shot, the forward came and took it away. In which case, he had already made 2 goals, and Ibrahimovic took the shot. It shows confidence that he stays on his feet, and doesn't just shoot constantly at the goal because he's too scared to get any closer. He has more velocity and better foot coordination combined than CR.

    • says

      you are partly right but that also means that you are partly wrong too.Messi is a better player than Ronaldo or any other when it comes to runningat players with the ball at his feet but C.Ronaldo is a more completeplayer. Yes, people do say that Messi does not need to be as complete asRonaldo because Messi can dribble past whole teams without any difficultybut we all saw what can happen if one's game is on the ONE DIMENSIONAL side.Messi is a great player but look at how Arsenal neutralised his threat, theywould have had a much tougher time against Ronaldo one would think becauseRonaldo can hurt you from so many angles in the football field. So, I dontknow, everybody has their choice, I though, cannot make my mind up betweenronaldo and messi.

    • says

      People tend to disagree with that to some extent. However recent formof Messi has left me with no doubt of who is better between ronaldoand messi

  26. says

    Maybe Messi could enter this so it can be settled once and for all…Castrol are running a competition to win the chance to meet and test your skills against Ronaldo.

  27. METHnRED says

    not exactly sure what you're saying there in relevance to the Ronaldo/Messi topic.And I come from a Catholic background. Trust me, I've had religion shoved down my throat my whole life, and then I reached the age of reason. I had the open mind to convert in the first place.I read it, and it was interesting read, but it comes off as a huge logical fallacy. And it's a shame try to pass off anything they

    • says

      Ronaldo logic was that if someone likes one aspect of a person they tend to like other aspects of the person also. That might not be very logical for other people. About religion, I Don't want to shove anything down your throat that's why I mentioned it's Your Decision to Read or Not, I know how it feels when someone wants to do that. If you don't mind I would like to continue our talk , I have never talked to atheist about religion.So, what do you believe in? Like what will happen when we Die?and if you want we can have a chat on email instead of Comment Section of Ronalso Vs Messi.

      • METHnRED says

        I don't believe in organized religion, at all. I don't see why one'srelationship with God has to be a bureaucracy. It's all a made-upnonsensical to ironically make sense of something so infinite. In theprocess, religion is used to control and oppress. As for the existence ofGod, I simply don't know. Could there be a God? Maybe, but I don't thinkit's probable, and I don't think I should live at the mercy of somethingthat may or may not exist. Like I said, I don't claim to have the answer,and I think it's pretty arrogant for anyone to say they know for a fact thathe exists.

    • says

      Your comment has been Censored. If you continue to Abuse Language and People you will be reported and Legal action will be an option. Your Isp BELLSOUTH, Atlanta will be notified, which will have to release your address, name and telephone for Legal Action. Please come out of "Superiority Complex". God Help You.

      • METHnRED says

        Haha, that's great. I'd still love for you to explain how "looks" is relevant to production and talent on the pitch. It's just baffling. I hope I don't get the FBI on me for questioning that terrible logic.And I don't believe in God.

          • says

            Thanks for understanding. If you like someone's looks and give that as a logic to like "everything" about him/her, would that be logic for Others?Same is the case here. If you Want to just read about Proofs, that there is a GOD, please refer to this http://www.godallah.com/proof.phpI am not forcing you to read this. It's your Decision. But if you do decide to read it, please read with an Open Mind without prejudice and biases.

  28. CristianoZavala says

    ronaldo is the best player in the planet.just think of it this way messi only looks good when xavi and iniesta are around… but what happens when they are not there like in argentina messi national team messi is nothing!!! but ronaldo that plays in the best league in the world was the top scorer without any help of great players like xavi and iniesta.messi doesnt even deserve to be compared to RONALDO^_^

  29. Shaffirra says

    Christiano Ronaldo is the best foothballer of the world he's the best He's goodlooking he's hot he's everything. Kisses of Sharina love U very much

  30. damolabell7 says

    i am damola by my namewe know that Ronaldo is the best player in the word some people think that Messi is good but i love is a good player in the word Ronaldo is the best player that,s why Real Madrid by Ronaldo

  31. sam5559 says

    RONALDO is far more better than messi….in a lot of things as mentioned by the author….that's it….all of you know the difference b/w a complete player and a dribbler….complete player creates more chances of goals and also barca midfield make messi score alot of goals that's it………

    • katie 07 says

      messi leads la liga top goalscorer and assists and ronaldo doenst even apear in the top ten of assists people have to stop with this robbish of more complete .messi show that he can be a playmaker winger and striker.please ronaldo is avery good striker messi is genius cant score headers ask van der saar left foot yes like maradonna more than enough 1.66cm and the main man in a team stars

  32. viknes says

    c.ronaldo skills is not for score……..just showed that he cn do better then other………………………………….messi's skills is for score the goal not for showed only…..c.ronaldo is better in act…..not in games….

  33. Murat says

    ''Sorry for the inconvenience. I have joined University and am adjusting to the new life. Will be writing new stuff soon. '' oh allright. looking forward to it.

  34. Murat says

    dude, are you alive? admin? its been a month since u wrote this article and nothing else since then! everyday i this website and nuthin new!god!

  35. fiddy says

    I have to agree with the author, Messi may be better at ball control and play making but how much better? Ronald is still phenomenal at them so the different is just barely, but Ronaldo is much better in the air, freekicks and long shots. If you search Messi top 10 goals you will struggle to find many in the air or from outside the box. They're both around the same in speed, ball control, skill, scoring goals, but there is no area where Messi simply outshines Ronaldo in an area, you can say he is much better than taking people on but he's not, they both take on people with ease! While ronaldo outshines Messi in the air, freekicks and long shots! You can't argue with it, although messi does outshine Ronaldo in attitude!

    • SM says

      The simple reason why there can't be a comparison is that CR is a one man army,while Messi is a team player.While I agree Football is a team game,one cannot deny the fact that CR has the ability to turn a game around single-handedly while Messi has yet to show that skill.Also a vital portion of Messi's goal scoring rate must be attributed to possibly the strongest midfield of Europe,in the form of Xavi,Iniesta and not to forget the talismanic Thierry Henry,while CR at Man Utd had a lackluster support in the midfield- the sublime yet erratic Scholes,Carrick and the semi-pro Park,and yet he was a goal-scoring machine.At the same time,one can't deny the fact that EPL is physically more demanding than La Liga and certainly has better quality of defenders than its Spanish counterpart (with the obvious exception of Puyol and the now retired Cannavaro).So keeping in mind these facts,it won't hurt to say that Ronaldo has an edge over Messi in terms of sheer skills.While one must agree that Messi is overall a better team player than CR.

        • SM says

          True,they might be behind in the qualifiers,but even then the same team has managed to reach at least the quarters in recent Majors since the advent of CR.And trust me mate,with the retirement of Luis Figo,there hasn't been a single player in Portugal that can compete at the highest level,and yet the team reached the semis last WC only to lose to a certain 35 year-old's ethereal game.The same team reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2008 and had it not been for that horrifyingly deliberate stepping on his foot by some German defender,that ultimately resulted in CR's injury due to which he was sidelined for Man Utd at the start of season 2008-09,Portugal were looking dangerous and seemed strong contenders for the title

          • Name says

            Sorry to disagree, i am portuguese…- Deco(brasilian) 30 or 31 now…- Bosingwa(Chelsea)- Ricardo Carvalho(Chelsea)- Pepe(RM)(Brasilian)- Simao Sabrosa(a. Madrid)- Bruno Alves(FCP) next year maybe in Chelsea or Barcelona… just a phew examples!!! Dont play at high level?Portuguese team has the same problems than 10 years ago, with or without CR!!!!Better team was with Figo, Rui Costa, J. Andrade, R. Carvalho, etc…Portugal problemes are simple:- No Striker- No GK- No left defender- No coachConclusion: team is not equilibrated!CR always with 3 or 4 players marking him has no chance(he and any other player you choose)!Portugal has great great players in almost any position, but in a team with 11 players have 3 adapted players without the quality of the others just destroy the other players functions!

      • Larz says

        A soccer game doesn't rely on a one man army, if so there wouldn't be 10 other players on the field besides him. If not Argentina as individual players would kick ass, but since they're not, they have no chance at winning the world cup if they keep acting all like stars. They might be the best in their teams, but learn to work together.

      • Spiderarjun says

        Messi cannot score a goal outside the box

        What is wrong with you (Mod Edit)

        Messi relies on his teammates encouragement.

        Ronaldo will ply well with any team

  36. what_the_f22 says

    however i would like to say that ….even if u hav d best player in d world…[ right now its messi…ronaldo was a yr ago…..he can be dis yr] u arent assured of winning everything….for example….SuppOSE messi goes mad and signs for a club like mallorca…..do u think he wil score the same amnt of goals../??? thats wat matters…..all the XI players contribute to the success of the individual and the club,

  37. what_the_f22 says

    Sorry if i hurt u but " A JACK OF ALL TRADES IS A MASTER OF NONE" 😛 loli m a big ronaldo, messi, kaka and torres fan ……but kaka was no.1 player in 07, ronaldo in 08, messi in 09 ……. i hope torres does it in 2010…

  38. Jake says

    Your bias is clearly showing. That final in Rome showed a lot of things about the two players. It showed that Ronaldo has the ability to lead the team to victory (as if you no one knew) and it showed his danger from any part of the field. As for Messi, like Ronaldo, we already know he can single-handedly lead the team to victory, but unlike Ronaldo, he showed that he can use his teammates well. And unlike Ronaldo, Messi realizes that he doesn't have to do it all by himself. For me, Messi is smarter and a better playmaker than Ronaldo.

  39. safnaz says

    your article shows that cronaldo is better than pele, maradona and zidan because no one of them possessed the 5 things that you mentioned. but let me remind you, with all those things mentioned messi outshined ronaldo at champion league last year semi final as well as this year final. pls can you count how many passes each of them did in final 2008-2009

  40. Murat says

    I can easily understand that you think Messi is better. You just wrote this article because ppl were criticising you for seeing a Barca player superior to a Real Madrid player. You didn't have to, don't switch sides because ppl snore at you saying stuff like ''messi is a barca player ronaldo pwnz ronaldo much better messi is gay booeooeaaaooo''. Btw I don't think Messi relies on his face a lot lol

  41. Mikisto says

    good article mate. :DAs a Real Madrid fan, i also have to (albeit i didn't think so few months ago) say that CR is better than Messi.Ok, but now back to reality. Sadly i have to say that Messi is better. All the 5 things you listed are correct, but that only shows that CR is better goalscorer, somehow you forgot that there are other parts to football. Like Murt said, Messi is better playmaker, he's faster and better dribbler.As for Messis' goal haul last season, i have to say that the only reason Messi scored more than CR last season was the brilliance of Barca midfield.

    • Name says

      Sorry to disagree…I think Ronaldo is better, more complete player…Yes, not so fast at drible now(he was 4 years ago), because e is stronger and heavy(because of that shoot better with feet and head).So, they are different players with different atributes.Imagine Messi playing at MU or even RM… do you really think he would play as well as playing at Barcelona? Sure not, i say why… Iniesta, Xavi, Etoo(now Ibraimovich), Henry…Barça Playmaker? Yes, are Iniesta and Xavi, Messi just in the last third of a football field… See Messi with Argentina, BIG NOTHING… no one opens space in defenses so he can drible… Argentina is a lot better than Portugal if you compare…CR7 has comanded with Rooney MU, Iniesta , Xavi , Etoo and Messi have comanded Barça… Barça was the best team last year… no possible comparation with other team.This is my oppinion and i am not CR9 greatest fan!Best athlete of the year, INIESTA!!!!!

  42. murt says

    Messi is better end of…………………………Better playmakerFasterScored more last seasonTackles moreBetter ball control (getafe goal in copa del rey comes to mind)Oh and that thing about ronaldo's heading ability is hilarious….. being able to deceive defenders with it if anything its messi who tricks defenders with his heading ability. That thing about diving is also hilarious. Why do you think messi is considered untouchable in the box with the ball at his feet? Also I doubt your a proper supporter because roberto carlos (the MADRID PLAYER) also took free kicks the same way: pure power. Also true supporters wouldn't call their players diving cheats

    • coltonportela says

      ronaldo is faster and the only reason why messi scored more goals last season is because ronaldo was injuried at the beginning of the season and last year ronaldo created more goals than he scored…messi may have a little more control but ronaldo has more ytricks up his sleeves

        • coltonportela says

          by like 1 goal but ronaldo has more goals if you count championes league…yes last year messi had a better season but that doesnt meen he is a better player and this years just started so its a little to early to say which is better

      • TheAhawkes says

        Ronaldos always injured he a good player and better then i will ever be but he need to toughen the hell up and stop with the bullcrap diving but seriously Messi, Ronaldo Messi is better but Ronaldo isn’t that far off and you can’t compare them as there completly different as their position is different their ways of thinking (Play style).

    • haha says

      ronaldo is way fastermore power in shotsbetter ball controlbest at free kicksbetter at headersquicker feetmore skillfuland the reason messi scored more goals is because ronaldo was injured at the begining and he plays striker when ronaldo plays wing midfield