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5 reasons why Christiano Ronaldo is Better Than Messi

21 Apr 2020
Ronaldo better than Messi
Ronaldo better than Messi

Ronaldo better than Messi

  Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are playing in different leagues for the first time in nearly a decade. Despite this, comparisons between both players continue, and we face the prospect of the two facing off once more in the UEFA Champions League knockout stage in 2019. In honor of Cristiano Ronaldo's famous number, this list will present seven reasons why the Portuguese star is better than Messi. Let's get straight into it.  


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Ronaldo scores
Ronaldo scores

#1 World's Best Scorer

Messi and Ronaldo have the two best goalscoring records in Europe, however, the Juventus forward just edges out the Argentine. The 33-year-old has posted a better goalscoring rate in four of the last 5 seasons, and during his 9 year period in Spain, Ronaldo incredibly scored 450 goals in just 438 appearances.

The Portuguese forward also scores a larger variety of goals. Ronaldo often scores incredible volleys and acrobatic efforts, in addition to powerful long-range drives. If there is one player in world football that goalkeepers do not want bearing down on them, it is Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo in man united
Ronaldo in man united

#2 Proved Himself in all Leagues

  This is not a criticism against Lionel Messi staying loyal to Barcelona, however, Ronaldo's travels across Europe have only strengthened his argument at being the best on the planet. The Portuguese star was the best player in England by the age of 22, and after a few years in Spain, he soon edged out Messi to establish himself as the best in La Liga. He has won every personal accolade in both divisions, in addition to every domestic trophy available. CR7 is considered a legend at both Manchester United and Real Madrid, and it is likely he will be held in the same regard at Juventus by the time he exits the club.  
Ronaldo fitness
Ronaldo fitness

#3 Completely Fit

Cristiano Ronaldo is the most complete player the world has ever seen. Physically, he is blessed with strength, power, and pace. His technical ability is also phenomenal, as Ronaldo excels at heading, finishing, dribbling and even creating chances for others.

When compared to Messi, the 33-year-old exceeds the Argentine in every area due to his physical advantage. Ronaldo has a clear weight and height advantage over Messi's small build, and this has also allowed Ronaldo to be deadly in the air, an area that Messi is lacking. Even when you compare the two players speed and dribbling, Ronaldo always comes off more impressive due to the huge power and strength advantage that he holds over the messi

Ronaldo scoring penalty kick
Ronaldo scoring penalty kick

#4 Big Game Performances 

  CR7 always produces his best on the biggest stage. He not only holds the record for the most Champions League final wins (5), he also holds the record of scoring in the most finals (3). The forward most famously held his nerve to score the winning penalty in 2016, against fierce rivals Atletico Madrid. Ronaldo has also managed to score at least 10 goals in every Champions League season dating back to 2011/12, and these goals are often scored during key moments of the knockout stages.  
Ronaldo building a legacy
Ronaldo building a legacy

#5 Building a Legacy

  As well as being the best on the pitch, Ronaldo has made a series of moves off the pitch that may ultimately help him be remembered as the best of all time. He has funded his own museum that is located in Portugal, and the exhibits allude to just how incredible his career has been. The Portuguese star was also involved in his self-titled documentary that provided further insight into his incredible life.  

  The Juventus star is also known for his generosity off the field, which resulted in Ronaldo being titled as the world's most charitable sportsman in 2015. His career path may even eventually see him follow LeBron James into movies, as he recently revealed that he wanted to work in Hollywood upon his retirement.  

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