In the course of the past decade the two most prominent players have dominated the world of the game of football (soccer) far more so than other; Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The two great rivals have broken numerous records in football and scored a staggering numbers of goals, and both pushed one another to the top, even though they’re two completely different footballers who play two completely different styles in two different roles with various clubs. One thing which unites them is the ability which separates them from other players around the world. There’s no question about whether or not the pair should be included in the pantheon football’s all-time greats. While any attempt to identify the greatest footballer ever is subject to the influence of generational however, it is worth noting the fact that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are not collectively or individually the best footballer of all time because of the following reasons:
Cristiano isn’t the greatest “Ronaldo” in the world of football. In spite of his incredible achievements on and on the field, Cristiano Ronaldo is still not considered to be the greatest Ronaldo to have ever played the game. Ronaldo de Assisi (also known as Ronaldinho) and Ronaldo de Lima (the phenomenon) are the other ‘Ronaldos’ who’s legendary attack prowess is frequently considered to be similar with Cristiano Ronaldo’s. Ronaldo de Lima was a more powerful and complete striker, who could have been’The World’s Best striker ever If he had been uninjured throughout his football career. Ronaldinho is the performer that, in his prime always amazed the world of football. Cristiano Ronaldo is more successful than other Ronaldos in regards to his constituency throughout his career, incredible rate of goal scoring and overall fitness, as well as a longer career (due to the low incidence of injuries) however, for his pure skill, speed and technical proficiency, and the “wow” factor, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho are superior to Cristiano Ronaldo.
Lionel Messi is not the greatest ever Argentine player. It’s an established fact that in order for footballers to be the top player anywhere in the world they must to be the greatest player in his own country. unfortunately, Lionel Messi isn’t both. Lionel Messi is not the most outstanding footballer Argentina is producing. The title goes to Diego Armando Maradona. Maradona (widely thought of as one of the top footballers ever) is a legend in football who helped lead Argentina to a World Cup victory as well as S.S.C. Napoli (in the Italian Football League) to its first and second League title, the Scudetti, in its history. He scored the most controversial goal in history (the “Hand of God’ goal) as well as the FIFA Goal of the Century. There’s almost a culture of cult-like devotion to the player from Argentina. Diego Maradona (and Pele) is the standard for the legendary South American nation when a new player is introduced to the scene. Thus, while Messi has impressed at his European stage, achieving milestone after milestone and scooping many accolades, his fans consider him to be the nation’s second-best footballer ever.
The two players haven’t been crowned their respective countries the World Cup: Although the last stages of the contemporary UEFA Champions League would rival the FIFA World Cup in terms of excellence, with talent all over the world becoming concentrated within the hands of a select group of players however, it is true that the World Cup still retains substantial symbolic significance as a four-year competition that pits the best players of one nation against the best of the other. It’s no secret that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have not been able to win (or motivated their respective countries to be winners of) their respective countries to win the FIFA World Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo has won a European Cup (The Euros) in his home country of Portugal but hasn’t made it to the semi-finals, or even the Finals in the World Cup while Lionel Messi did not impress during the 2014 world cup semi-final and final , with his home nation Argentina ultimately lost to Germany. Messi and the World (and Messi) was shocked when he won the title of the top player and was awarded his Golden Ball of the tournament. Lionel Messi is also a three-time runner-up at the Copa America competition with Argentina. Most football players such as Zinedine Zidane, Pele, Diego Maradonna, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo de Lima etc. frequently hailed as the best footballer played dominant roles during their respective World Cup tournament they eventually took home. It is not the case today regarding Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
They’re not the best Football goal-scorers of all time: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are effective, efficient and incredible goal scorers with an incredible goals per game ratios but they’re not among the top five goal scorers of all time in football. They haven’t scored over 700 goals during their careers. Therefore, they aren’t among the great players like Pele, Romario, Josef Bican, Ferenc Puskas (he is the recipient of an FIFA goal-scoring prize named after his name), Gerd Muller. The score rate of these legends is far superior to the rate from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo because they finished their football careers with goals that topped up to the 800s. Therefore, if goals are the thing that makes great footballers, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, with better players with better goal-talls in front of them, will not be considered to be the best footballers of all time.
Both players are charged with being criminals. They both have tax payments issues with Spanish authorities (the country in which they live and also play) and therefore have received accusations of criminality. After a long and drawn-out trial, which received a lot of attention because of the fact that he is a highly skilled athlete, Lionel Messi (and his father) was found guilty of not paying taxes due to authorities of the Spanish government, spbo was fined a hefty amount and sentenced to two-years in jail (he has since pleaded to pay a higher penalty instead of serving been sentenced to a suspended prison term of 21 months). The verdict of his trial, guilty along with the punishment as well as (suspended) sentence ruined his reputation as a morally upright sportsman who was able to do nothing wrong. He also damaged the credibility of the club he plays for (FC Barcelona). Cristiano Ronaldo is currently being under investigation for tax evasion through the Spanish authorities. He could be tested (or not) as well as heavily fined. He could also receive a suspended sentence in prison.
The total goal count is overloaded with penalty kicks: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the best goal-scorers of their generation. They have scored a staggering amounts of goals throughout an entire football season. However, nearly half of all goals they score are scored from the penalty box. In football penalty kicks are the simplest method of scoring because they only require the designated penalty-taker as well as goalkeepers to defeat. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the designated penalty-takers in their respective clubs and always accept each penalty they are awarded or their fellow players, thus increasing their goals. In the 2013/2014 football season In England, Luis Suarez of Liverpool FC (before he moved to FC Barcelona to become a co-player with Lionel Messi) won the highest goal-scoring prize during the English Premier League and shared the European Golden Shoe award with Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring 32 goals over 33 games of open play, without ever taking a penalty. This is an unbeaten record Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are yet to set.
They are part of the top clubs in football: Messi and Ronaldo play for top clubs located in Spain where the best teams have scored goals in the most hysterical manner. The second millennium’s financial system was a disaster for the sport, but it also gave birth to the modern super team , essentially providing a level of predictability both in the continental and domestic leagues. Lionel Messi plays for FC Barcelona in Spain and Ronaldo is a player for Real Madrid CF also in Spain. FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF are extremely wealthy and dominant football clubs . They are able to afford to purchase and store the top and best football players in the world. Messi as well as Ronaldo are constantly surrounded and supported by elite players who help them dominate the club football in Europe, thus increasing their international standing. Both clubs are always able to count on an abundance of world-class players on their roster that result in their dominance on the domestic (Spanish La Liga) and continental (UEFA Champions League) football tournaments.
The advantages to playing football in this Modern Era: It is nearly impossible to compare players from different times in a sport that has evolved through the decades. The greatest footballers such as Ferenc Puskas and Alfredo di Stefano played in an era where it was played in a pace that was unrecognizable slower than the current era. However, that doesn’t mean they are any less amazing as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The way that football is played today has evolved due to modifications to the rules that govern the game, as well as the high-quality of footballs manufactured and utilized. Modern players are also more fit faster, more efficient, and stronger than they ever have been however, players (especially defense players) are more technically weaker than they’ve ever been. The Champions League’s expansions in the 1990s is an advantage for today’s player. A group stage provides the possibility of making mistakes which was not available in the knockout format prior to the tournament in 1995. There has never been a better time for attackers to score goals – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo likely would not achieve 40-60 goals during the 1980s when rules of the game and footballs played didn’t benefit the attackers (strikers) and defenses/defenders were filled with world-class players.
They’re part of the rich history of football as we look at the development of football through our own experiences as a nation, or at least, we used to until the current era which allowed us to enjoy soccer, the Spanish leagueand Messi as well as Ronaldo on a regular basis. It’s important to remember that during the 1970s and until the 1980s, the majority of Europe simply watched European Cup and UEFA Cup games of their national teams. Here’s an idea for you to consider: the next moment that Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo make a spectacular goal, and somebody on Twitter says they are the best football player, and the discussion (on the best footballer) is over, go for YouTube and spend 10 minutes watching goals by Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff, Pele, Ferenc Puskas, Roberto Baggio, Eusebio, Alfredo di Stefano and the list goes on. There’s been many greats in football in addition, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are part of the lengthy football history.