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Opinion: Messi And Ronaldo, Who Is The Greatest Footballer.

"Messi and Ronaldo who is the greatest?" This has always been the most heated debate of the decade since the "Maradona and pele" debate. However here are five key areas we can consider so as to determine who surpasses the other.

1) International Pattern.

International performance is the supreme honour in the football game. Internationally, Messi has won one international trophy that is the Copa America 2021, the Argentine's star lost the word cup and the Copa America cup finals, the year 2014 and 2016 respectively. However, Ronaldo's International career gives him an upper hand over the later. The Portuguese led his side to win the European championship cup in 2016 and the uefa nations league in 2019.

2) Individual Awards

Awards also define football. Let us focus on the major awards, that is, Fifa World player of the year, the Ballon D'or, Fifa puskas award and Fifa best player. Messi has 11 Awards, while Ronaldo tops the list with 13 Awards.

3) Style of play

Messi is a magician and his style is more technical. He has an amazing vision and is used to split any defence, he has a greater dribbling and passing ability. Whereas, Ronaldo is a killer, his physicality and pace is on another level, a very quick, sharp and direct attacker, who is used to hurting defenders and goal keepers.

4) Difference in Experience

Messi has been a Barcelona player before his departure to Psg, he has won everything while in Barcelona. This is not the case with Ronaldo, who has played in different league competitions, that is the Premier league, which is considered to be the toughest league in the world, the serie a and the Laliga. He has proved himself in different leagues in the world.

5) Goals And Assists

Messi has an incredible goal record of 789 goals in 1000 games, he has also registered a mind-boggling number of assists, that is, 385 ranked at the top.

Ronaldo on the other hand has a staggering goal record of 819 goals in 1114 games. Registering 266 assists in his career.

Therefore the two players are both great and have established themselves as the legends of the game , However if one of them win the ongoing world cup with their respective teams ,then with no doubt he becomes now the greatest of all the time.

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