Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is a world-class soccer star. Currently both playing in the Spanish league. Messi also Argentina international, while Ronaldo is often called CR7 is the mainstay of the Portuguese national team players.
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Lionel Messi has often been described as Diego Maradona’s successor because of his prolific goal scoring record and ability to dribble past opponents. Because Messi was brought up in Spain, since he was 11 years old, he has Spanish nationality. In 2004, he was offered the chance to play for Spain’s Under 20 side, but Messi decided to play for Argentina, the country of his birth. He led Argentina to victory in the 2005 FIFA Youth championship.
Cristiano Ronaldo started playing competitive football for amateur club Andorinha when he was just eight years old, and then for local team CD Nacional when he was 10. Ronaldo first gained international attention when he played for Portugal’s youth team in UEFA U-17 Championships. Ronaldo broke the La Liga single-season scoring record by netting 40 league goals in 2010/2011. He helped Real to clinch the Copa Del Rey.
Who is the best?
Ronaldo vs Messi
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Full Name: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (CR7)
Place of Birth: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Date of Birth: February 5, 1985 (30 Years)
Clubs: Real Madrid
Squad No: 7
Height: 186 cm
Int’l debut: August 20, 2003 vs Kazakhstan
Full Name: Lionel Andres Messi (La Pulga)
Place of Birth: Rosario, Argentina
Date of Birth: June 24, 1987 (27 Years)
Clubs: Barcelona or Barça.
Squad No: 10
Height: 169 cm
He led Argentina to victory in the 2005 FIFA Youth championship.
Cristiano Ronaldo won the golden age when he joined Manchester United in 2003 from his first professional club in Portugal, Sporting Lisbon, making it the first Portuguese player at Old Trafford with transfer "only" 12.24 million pounds. Meanwhile, Lionel Messi Barcelona remained loyal to the club where he started his career to date. If needed, Messi will surely defend Argentina as captain.
|Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo. Image: es.forwallpaper.com|
When Cristiano Ronaldo first joined the national team of Portugal, Ronaldo made his debut in the 1-0 win over Kazakhstan, August 20, 2003. Ronaldo appeared in the 2004 European Cup with two goals in the group stage and the semi-finals. Despite failing to bring Portugal to be champions because it defeated Greece in the final, Ronaldo remains selected as the best team of the tournament. Ronaldo also appeared with Portugal at the 2004 Olympics.
According to messivsronaldo.net, Messi has a near perfect combination of technique, speed, balance and intelligence which give him the uncanny ability to sprint into a crowd of players and come out the other side with the ball still at his feet and in complete control. Meanwhile, Ronaldo is king of the step-over and has plenty more tricks up his sleeve that, with the help of his lightning pace, can take him past defenders as if they weren't there.
Whilst Ronaldo's skill and technique cannot be questioned, he can be guilty of one step-over too many or a bit of flamboyance & showmanship that wasn't really necessary; sometimes costing his team possession. However, Messi isn't the fastest of sprinters, the speed at which his feet can move can seem almost impossible and combined with his abundance of skill, can often create the illusion that the ball is just glued to his feet.
“Messi has his personality and I have mine. He has his game and I have mine. I also play in a big club like him. We are different in every aspect. But right now, he is the best.” — Christiano Ronaldo, in September 2011. Cristiano Ronaldo is the favorite players of the MU coach, Sir Alex Ferguson, and many Manchester United fans hope that Ronaldo back to Manchester and bring this rich club as champions in the various leagues in Europe and the UK, of course.
Every soccer players certainly has a characteristic of each of them, as well as Messi and Ronaldo, especially if you ask the fanatical fans, certainly good things attached to the idol. If you are asked to fill out the survey, the best football players who were not replaced until the next 100 years, whether the Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Let's watch the development of their brilliant careers within the next 5 years.