The question is, who is the better goal machine? Ronaldo has the record of winning more FIFA ‘The Best’ awards, but Messi has won more league Player of the Year awards. Messi has won more European Golden Shoes – six versus Ronaldo’s four – and has a better record in scoring in Italy. Both have been selected to the FIFPro World XI fourteen times.
Messi outperforms Ronaldo
Both Messi and Ronaldo are goal machines, but which is more impressive? Obviously, Messi’s goals are more spectacular, but Ronaldo’s assists are much more valuable. Ronaldo, on the other hand, is a more complete player and contributes to more goals for his club than Messi. And while Messi has been a better goalkeeper, he has never been able to match the Argentine’s goal-scoring ability.
While Ronaldo is still the all-time goalscoring leader, Messi is significantly better at scoring in the Champions League. Ronaldo has more total goals, but Messi has more goals per season. Messi has the upper hand in assists, but Ronaldo is still the better goal-per-game player. Both players are regarded as great players, but Messi’s international record is better.
Both Messi and Ronaldo have won the Ballon d’Or, the highest individual honor in world soccer. It is awarded annually to the player with the most goals over the past year. National team coaches and other influential figures vote on who deserves the prize. Messi won the Ballon d’Or seven times, while Ronaldo won it five times. Messi has outscored Ronaldo nine times and Ronaldo 20 times.
However, Ronaldo is better suited to today’s game. His combination of athleticism and great goal scoring ability makes him an all-around better player than his counterpart. Cristiano is still able to perform at his peak, even at the age of thirty-five, and is a great role model for the next generation of players. The future of the game will surely have Messi. Only time will tell whether Messi’s goals are more important than Ronaldo’s.
While Messi has more league titles, Ronaldo’s list of European top-flight titles is longer. Ronaldo has won two trophies with Portugal. He also has two major international titles, including the UEFA European Championship. But, when compared to Ronaldo, Messi is more prolific as an executor. There are many other aspects of the game that make Messi the better goal machine.
Both players have goals from the outside of the box. Ronaldo has five, but Messi has six. He scores from outside the box every 12.0 games, compared to the former Real Madrid player. Messi’s shots tend to be more powerful and accurate. Ronaldo is willing to take speculative attempts from 25 yards. A better comparison would be to compare the two. If the former is the better goal-scoring machine, he’d be the best.
Ronaldo scores with both his head and feet, but Messi is more balanced and has a lower center of gravity. He’s much faster than Ronaldo, which makes it easier to make quick changes in direction. He can also evade a tackle. And he also plays a free attack role while Messi is a playmaker. His goals were in the form of headers, dribbles, and passes. The Argentine outscored his Portuguese counterpart 58 to 35 in a single season.
Messi makes better decisions than Ronaldo
Both Messi and Ronaldo have been voted world’s best players, but one has more accolades. They have both won individual and team trophies, while Ronaldo has more world cups, more league titles and more assists. But which is better? Both players have more quality on the pitch, and they are arguably better decision makers. But who is better at football? Both players have achieved individual accolades, but Messi is a team player and makes better decisions than Ronaldo.
Both players have their strengths and weaknesses, but Messi’s vision and decision-making are unquestionable. During a game, he rarely takes a shot, and he lays off the ball at the right time to set up attacks. This makes him a better playmaker, and his connection with his teammates is unrivaled. He’s also involved in more goals, which makes him a superior player.
There is no doubt that Ronaldo is a better passer than Messi, but the Argentinean is better at making crucial decisions while on the ball. Although Ronaldo’s passing skills are better than Messi’s, they are not legendary. Messi’s decision making is far more effective, and his superior talent in the air makes him an outstanding player. So, which player is better? Read on to find out.
Both Messi and Ronaldo are gifted athletes, but their individual talents separate them. While Ronaldo is the better team player, Messi excels in skill, strength, and technique. But Ronaldo has more international achievements. Messi is more versatile and explosive, while Ronaldo has the more explosive footwork and dribbling skills. However, there are many similarities between Messi and Ronaldo. And the difference lies in what you value in a player.
The difference between Ronaldo and Messi is mostly in physical strength. The latter has more athleticism and muscular strength than Messi. Messi, however, has better technique and decision-making ability. However, he has more trophies to show for it. The former has three World Cups to his name, while Messi has a UEFA Champions League title. And Messi has a UEFA Super Cup and a Copa America title to his name.
Although Ronaldo is an excellent player, his presence alone makes Manchester United a less cohesive unit. The former makes a better team and teammate, but his presence commands his teammates to play in a less appropriate way. However, it’s not the case that Messi makes better decisions than Ronaldo. These two ideas are strikingly similar. If Messi makes a better decision than Ronaldo, he’s still the better player.
While the Argentine superstar has more appearances for Argentina than Ronaldo, his conversion rate has been much lower than Ronaldo’s. Despite being better than Ronaldo, Messi has averaged over a goal per game for the Los Blancos. Ronaldo, on the other hand, was inefficient at Manchester United, and his goals per game pale in comparison. Messi has scored more goals overall, but Ronaldo has been criticized for his poorer performance in World Cups.
Ronaldo is a better player than Maradona
One could argue that Ronaldo is better than Maradona, or vice versa. The Argentinean is considered a genius and is a virtuoso. His skill with the ball is unrivalled by anyone in the game, and he dribbles and passes with the precision of a brain surgeon. He makes stunning moves and weaves his way through a defense to put the ball past the goalkeeper.
Nevertheless, the two Argentina greats are still considered icons. Both Maradona and Pele are considered icons, having won three World Cups and inspired an ordinary Argentina team to glory in 1986. Although Ronaldo is a goalscoring machine, Maradona’s legacy remains in the hearts and minds of fans. Maradona’s legacy lives on through Pele, who still inspires ferocious players.
While the two legendary players have different styles, they do have some similarities. Although Diego Maradona was arguably a better ball-handler, Ronaldo has superior passing skills and is an imposing presence on the field. He may not have the tenacity and savvy of Maradona, but his talent is undeniable. This is why many people believe that Ronaldo is a better player than Maradona.
Despite the similarities between Maradona and Ronaldo, they differ in style and personality. Diego Maradona was a five-foot five attacking midfielder who led his national team with confidence and a dazzling left footed trickery. Despite his modest height, Maradona was an imposing presence in the game and his legacy will live on. The greatness of Maradona’s game has not been forgotten, and Ronaldo has been able to capitalize on this legacy with a photo with him.
The great Diego Armando Maradona was an outstanding player who first broke the football world record when he joined the Argentinos Juniors. He was a visual delight to spectators all over the world. Eventually, he made his way to the European scene and command the respect of fans everywhere. His moves created history, including breaking a world transfer record twice. And his slick technique ensured that he was one of the best players ever.
Messi’s prolific goalscoring surpassed Maradona’s, making him the most prolific goal scorer for one club. Pele, who played for both Barcelona and Real Madrid, isn’t included on this list because of his age. But if you are a fan of the legendary South American game, you can’t ignore Ronaldo. If you like the game, Ronaldo is the better player, while Maradona was a world-class striker, the latter is more complete.
While Maradona had a legendary reputation, his influence is more widespread. He has won the Premier League and the Champions League with Manchester United. In the 2018-19 season, he won the Serie A title with Juventus. As a teen, he was diagnosed with Tachycardia. He underwent heart surgery and was cleared to train after only a few days. But despite this setback, Ronaldo continued to score more goals, breaking the 20-goal barrier. In the 2016-2017 season, he scored 42 goals in all competitions.