Cristiano Ronaldo is more complete than Messi, but better?

United States
December 25, 2009 12:51pm CST
Yes people, the true is Cristiano Ronaldo is a much more complete soccer player than Messi, he can kick with both feets extremely well, you could saw it against Porto last year, can make some fantastics free kicks, he is actually the fastest player with and without the ball, he is a treath in the air, and his physically really strong, in much better shape than messi. the true is I compare Ronaldo with a robot, why? he is a goal scoring machine, has the perfect shape and quality. But where's the magic? I rate ronaldo as fantastic player but when we talk about the best player, there has to be magic like maradona, zidane and other players, and there where ronaldo fails and Messi succeed. Messi maybe little, not so strong and fast, but with the ball he's from another planet, he does magic, run at defenders, create spaces, shine on the biggest stage, break the odds. that's why I consider Messi as the best. and you?
11 responses
• India
1 Jan 10
This debate can never be resolved. Both players are alike and yet so different. Ronaldo has all the footwork and fast sprints and can make fool of any defence and i think he is truely dedicated to football. Do you know that when real madrid signed ronaldo kaka and benzema.... all were holidaying.... but ronaldo canceled his holidays and reached the first days training 2 hours early... thats something that shows real dedication. He has amazing shot power and both foots alike.... magical player... On the other hand messi is fast and real good foot control. have you ever noticed that when he runs with the ball his foot is always near the ball... never once he takes a big touch that is something really difficult to do..... that is why he able to find small gaps between defenders.......majestic on his own levels.... But if you ask me i'll rate ronaldo more cause he left manchester united and took the real madrid challenge. he had proved himself in the premier league and now in la liga.... Messi has been at barcelona all his life. messi's real test will come when he changes the club and plays there like he plays at barcelona.....
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@syaryel (155)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 09
Messi to me is a true footballer, compares to Ronaldo whose only know to run with the ball, apart from that?? NADA...(taller-YES) I guess footballer like Ronaldo depends highly on physical ability alone..which can be done by many as long as he's physically fit. so my votes goes to Messi :)
• United States
26 Dec 09
That's because Messi is mentally stronger than ronaldo, while ronaldo stenght is his physical atributtes, both lad are fantastic but again if we are talking about who is the better soccer player then messi succeed him.
@tunexzy (69)
• Nigeria
26 Dec 09
As for me i will say that the two of them are endowed with different qualities and if you can believe with me the fingers are not equal so human being cannot be the same in equal way. Messi is blessed with skills, speed, vibrant, and always make an impact when it comes to big matches. Having won many title both for home and club sides like FIFA U20 and Olympics Gold Medal both for his country and Champions League, FIFA world cup, League etc for his club........... Ronaldo impact is limited to his club and not to his country he belong and you will agree with me that he has never won any major title for his country even at youth level........ So Messi is more complete than Ronaldo.
• United States
26 Dec 09
I agree with that Ronaldo has failed to perform for his country, his biggest opportunity was the Euro 2004, but you also can't compare Argentina's team with Portugal's team. that's why many fantastic players haven't won a world cup Giggs, Eusebio, George Best etc.
@mejust (34)
• Indonesia
26 Dec 09
both messi and ronaldo are great football players. I'm agree with you that ronaldo is more complete, he can kick with both feet, fast and a lot ball tricks but the problem with ronaldo is his mental. His mental is not as strong as messi. In other words, ronaldo is a spoiled boy and messi is a hard worker. I'm myself like ronaldo but looking to the fact and messi contribution for barcelona this year with 6 titles of champion, i vote is to messi as the best player in the world.
• United States
26 Dec 09
I agrre with you, Ronaldo is not that mentally strong, and I believe that's the reason why he can't shine agaisnt the big teams on the biggest stage. however he's improving a lot in Madrid, come from another league and develope it's not a easy, so it will be a interesting fight between these two.
@emmanola (482)
26 Dec 09
In today's football, skill is not enough, entertainment is not enough, there are many other factors that make up a complete player. If we consider the "other factors" beyond skill and entertainment, Lionel Messi will always rate better than Ronaldo. Beyond this, Messi is a more hardworking player who rarely try to deceive match officials to award undeserved free kicks, etc. against the opposing team. There is no controversy that Lionel Messi is the best player today, even Christiano Ronaldo will agree to this. I'm waiting for the day another African player will rise to be the world's best player. It's long overdue to produce another George Weah.
• United States
26 Dec 09
Yeah you're right, That's something I don't like to much about ronaldo's game, try to deceive refferies to get penalty or free kicks, that's why he is so controversial. I guess will have to wait a few years to have another George Weah in soccer. cause right now Messi is ruling
• Italy
7 Apr 10
For sure Messi is the best player. Yesterday against Arsenal I saw one of the best player ever, better than Maradona, van Basten, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldo, Baggio, etc... To me, only the best Ronaldinho is still unbeatable.
• India
30 Dec 09
Well i guess you are a big christiano ronaldo fan... Good for you. If you ask me i personally feel messi is a more complete footballer than ronaldo. Messi like christiano can also kick the ball in both legs and has the best control of football than ronaldo. Thats why he is voted Player of the year award. Ronaldo is equally good but i rate messi as one step higher than ronaldo.
@DEGREES (33)
• Indonesia
27 Dec 09
I have been following CR since he controversially replaced David Beckham and the lucky number 7. He is fast, dribbler & runner, excellent free kick taker. Two things he doesn't have, loyalty (to MU) & enough imagination to control the game.
@adamc151 (479)
26 Dec 09
Christano Ronaldo sucks! sorry but Messi wins it for me anyday. Ronaldo is a showoff, he's greedy and a massive cheater. Is everyone forgetting how much he actually cheats. Every tackle on him he claims for a foul, blatantly dives and pretends to be injured. yup, i have zero respect for him. My theory is that he is a bad loser and so every time he gets tackled it must be a foul because he's such and awesomely good player.....not :)
@gvaisakh (425)
• India
26 Dec 09
Hi to all...... Definitely, Lionel Messi is far better player than Cristiano Ronaldo.... Ronaldo show a lot of skills in the pitch to entertain the fans..... But Messi does not show much skills.... What Messi do is magic and he does it for the team...... Also, Ronaldo has always failed in big matches..... He has never played to his potential in big matches.... But Messi performs well in big matches too..... A great example is last year's UEFA Champions League final between FC Barcelona and Manchester United........ HAVE A NICE DAY!!!!!!!!! HAPPY MYLOTTING!!!!!!!!!!
• Indonesia
26 Dec 09
yes guys..cr9 is a perfect player..he can kick the free kick very well... it's fantastic