Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: THIS is new best player

Al Nassr striker is "complete" player but Messi is not

By Web Desk
May 24, 2024
Lionel Messi is "incomplete" player, Cristiano Ronaldo beats him again. — FansNation Futboll/File

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are yet again part of the best player debate.

Regarding two of the greatest players of the contemporary era, Messi and Ronaldo, who have amassed an impressive collection of major awards and set several records during their separate careers, the GOAT issue is still contested, according to Goal.


Compared to Messi, Ronaldo has expanded his horizons a little bit, playing for Sporting, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus, and Al Nassr. Messi’s adversary from Argentina looked like he was going to be a one-club guy while he was writing history at Barcelona, but he has since moved on to Inter Miami and Paris Saint-Germain.

Using the Premier League and MLS in his argument for Ronaldo being the best player of the game, Mendes has told OLBG: “I think we have witnessed the two greatest players of all time in the game, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, for years and years they competed at the highest level and have done fantastic things on the pitch, both of them are incredible. The debate always comes down to who you like more as a player, for more Cristiano Ronaldo is the more complete player, he proved he could win La Liga, the Premier League and Serie A and was the top scorer in all of them - for me that is a huge thing to do.”

“Between him and Messi, Ronaldo wins that battle. Messi of course is a fantastic technical player, but we only saw him playing outside Spain for two years in France towards the end of his career and only now in MLS. So we never knew how we would do in England in the Premier League where it is far more aggressive with more tackles, where Ronaldo did fantastically. In that debate there is a lot of controversy and opinion, but Ronaldo is a more complete player than Messi.”