It has not been easy to choose between this great rivals, the world has always been debating between these two.
There is no doubt that the two are the best players of their generation.
These two have made the football world so interesting as they share 11 Ballon d’Or titles between themselves as Messi has 6 while Ronaldo has claimed 5.
So when we ask, between these two, who is the greatest of all times, people make different choices, although people have their different choices depending on the area they settle for.
Lets take a look at the 5 stars who chose Ronaldo over messi.
5. Gini Wijnaldum liverpool
Sometimes I say Lionel Messi, sometimes I say Cristiano Ronaldo. It is not fair to pick between the two, because what one player has, the other player doesn’t. They are both the players in the world, for me.
4. Michael Owen Ex-Liverpool, Manchester United, Real Madrid
Goalscoring is the hardest art in football and [Ronaldo] makes it look so easy. Head, left foot, right foot. “Messi is a decent header of a ball but if you’re looking at all-round players, you go head-to-head with Messi and Ronaldo, you’d say Ronaldo has a lot more different attributes let’s say.
3. Ruud van Nistelrooy Ex-Manchester United, Real Madrid
I never saw him as an arrogant guy. He was always open to advice and not arrogant at all. He was a great guy in the dressing room.
4. Kylian Mbappe Paris Saint-Germain
From one year to the next, my choice changes between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, even if I have to admit to picking Ronaldo more often. I loved him when I was younger.
5. Pele Ex-Santos
Today the best player in the world is Cristiano Ronaldo. I think he’s the best, because he’s more consistent, but you can’t forget about [Lionel] Messi, of course, but he’s not a striker.