In many countries, football has become a part of the national culture and life depicted in daily newspapers and magazines about the sport. Players, especially those from the top shelf such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, have become role models for children while huge amounts of money are being paid for watching them play and betting hard via the best Asian bookmakers that BET-IBC broker has to offer.
Not to mention of course that they both are amongst the highest stars in the world of professional paid sports, they have the greatest number of followers in the various social media and that they are both pillars of society and the best in what they offer, each in their own way.
It is the universal topic of heated debate in the contemporary football world: Who is a better player? Messi or Ronaldo? And it is not just the numbers. It’s what each one does in the field at the time of a match that makes it hard to compare even for the Asian bookmakers.
Cristiano Ronaldo is from Portugal and offers his services to Real Madrid and the Portuguese national team. He is the first player in history to win four European Golden Shoes, along with a total of 24 trophies in his career, including five league titles, four UEFA Championship League titles and one EUFA European Championship. In addition, he has scored the most goals in a single UEFA Champion League season and more than 600 goals for his country and the clubs he has played for.
Lionel Messi is an Argentine playing for FC Barcelona and of course his country’s national team. He has also been considered as the best player of the world. In fact, there is a great number of people that regard Messi as the greatest footballer of all time. He is the only player in history to win five FIFA Ballon d’Or awards, four of them consecutively. He has won 29 trophies with Barcelona, including eight La Liga titles, five Copas del Rey and four UEFA Champions League titles.
It is very hard to compare these two legends and when this question was given to Ronaldo himself once, he said: “You cannot compare a Ferrari with a Porsche because it’s a different engine”. The response was quite objective as we cannot actually compare the two players. They both do the best they can for their sides and they both have broken great records in their careers including the 50-goal in a single season barrier, the 600-career goals barrier and the seven UEFA Champions League hot-trick barrier. In fact, it could be argued that it was the rivalry between them that led them to breaking these records.
One thing is certain. No matter who each fan considers as the best, they are objectively the best footballers of their generation and it will be very hard to find younger players that will fill in their shoes successfully. It could very well be that more than one generation of footballers may pass before another pair like them may appear again.
For those that want to better understand the comparison, here are the career numbers of the two legends, since Ronaldo’s move to Real Madrid:
|All Competitions (excluding national teams)||443||417||163||114|
|La Liga Satander||307||287||114||83|
|Other Cups (Copa del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Club World Cup)||56||32||30||5|
All football fans await the next match they will play against each other and they are willing to support their choices with high stakes. That’s because they are very well aware that each confrontation writes history. By getting a VIP-IBC betting account with high limits, you can also become part of this history.
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