Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo? Who is the better player? The question is one that many have asked. Many will agree on how difficult it is to answer this question, but not Van Nistelrooy. Both players have characterized football in the last 15 years. And while for some it is the best Portuguese and for others, the Brazilian, Dutch expert has a different opinion.
Van Nistelrooy thinks Messi is a special level player. According to him, no player can play at that level. Iniesta is the brain of the game, Ronaldo the goalie, Kylian Mbappe, Eden Hazard, Salah are all great players. But Lionel Messi has all these characteristics. He is a player who can play well in all positions. He is simply perfect, at least in Van Nistelrooy’s opinion.
Van Nistelrooy is a former player and football coach from the Netherlands. He is currently coaching the PSV Eindhoven U-19 team. Nistelrooy is the top scorer in three different European home leagues and the three-time UEFA Champions League top scorer. Due to the many goals he scored, he signed for Manchester United. The time spent at United was successful. With the club, he won the FA Community Shield, Football League Cup, FA Cup, Premier League. Nistelrooy finished his professional playing career on the 14th of May 2012.
Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi is nothing more than a football legend who, with his previous appearances for the Argentine national team and the Barcelona club, has shown that he will stay on top as one of the best players in the world for a long time. He won a record six European Golden Shoes, six FIFA Ballon d’Or.
Barcelona won six Copas del Rey, four UEFA Champions League, ten La Liga titles. The club won 34 trophies overall. According to Football France Messi was the highest-paid footballer between 2009 and 2014. From 2011 to 2012 he was one of the most influential people in the world.
Cristiano Ronaldo has often been named one of the greatest players of all time. He has won five FIFA awards. During his career so far, he has won 29 trophies including one UEFA Nations League, UEFA European Championship, six championship titles. Ronaldo is one of the best-selling players in the world. ESPN has named him the world’s most famous stumbler four years in a row. Time newspaper put him on a list of the most influential people in the world.
These are the two biggest players that have ever played. At Soccer 10 we can always discuss who is the best. It is clear that each of us has an opinion and it will be difficult to determine who is better. Certainly, the FC Barcelona, Real Madrid C.F. be always grateful to these players.