Brazil Legends Ronaldo & Ronaldinho Finally Give Verdict on Messi vs Cristiano Debate

?Former Brazil stars Ronaldo and Ronaldinho have revealed their opinions on the never-ending Lionel Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo debate. 

Unlike perhaps any other footballing debate ever, the Messi versus Ronaldo conflict is a constant – sometimes tedious – source of discussion for fans and players alike. 


While both have undoubtedly been the greatest players on the planet over the last 10+ years, there is a still no resolution in regards to who is truly the better player.

As true greats of the game themselves, the former ?Barcelona stars have waded into the discussion to provide their perspectives on who the best of the two players is.

Ballon d’Or-winner Ronaldinho picked former teammate Messi as his preferred choice (as quoted by ?SportBible) explaining: “I would have loved to continue playing alongside him. I didn’t get enough time with him, he was very young. I’d love to take to the pitch with him one more time.

“He’s the best in history, no doubt. Nobody has done what Messi’s done. The other one [Ronaldo] is complete, he has it all. So does Messi, but it’s a question of taste and I prefer Messi’s style,” added the former Milan man. 

It is no surprise to see the Brazilian favour the man he guided as a youngster at the the Nou Camp, before leaving for Italy in 2008. 

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As for two-time World Cup winner Ronaldo, he also chose the diminutive Argentine, saying: “He [Messi] is out of this world. Cristiano, too, but I see Leo as more complete.

“He’s great. I like him much more than any other player. Everything he does is spectacular,” added the former PSV man. 

O Fenomeno was the original Ronaldo, and for some he could have been a better player than either Messi or Ronaldo if it weren’t for injury. 

Although many are tired of the continuous wrangling over who the superior player is, the two former superstars can provide a more weighted perspective than the ordinary fan can.


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