Ronaldo V Messi: Why I Believe The Portuguese Footballer Is The Best

While Lionel Messi is impressive with his feet, I feel that Cristiano Ronaldo is the better overall player. Here’s why.

By Abdulkarim, London · May 20, 2019

Pic: YouTube/ Ronaldo Film Trailer / Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi is one of the biggest debates in sport, let alone in football. Let’s take a look at just some of the ways Ronaldo outshines him.

Ronaldo can jump higher than the average NBA player

Due to Ronaldo’s incredible jumping and strength, he is a major threat and the focus of defenders in corner kicks and crosses. Messi, on the other hand, is very short and doesn’t have very good jumping skills. Cristiano Ronaldo can jump 2 ft 8 inches off the ground which is higher than an average NBA player.



Ronaldo is a more complete player

Ronaldo is strong with both of his feet and he can shoot from a long distance maintaining speed and power on the ball. He can also beat defenders with his incredible speed. Messi is only strong with his left foot, he doesn’t have as strong shot as Ronaldo and has lower pace.



Ronaldo is more successful internationally

Ronaldo won the Euro 2016 trophy with his team, while Messi hasn’t won any major trophies with Argentina. In addition, some consider Messi to have given up on his international team as he retired from it due to the team not winning anything, but soon went back.



Ronaldo has proven himself in different clubs

Ronaldo proved himself in four different clubs to date. He was signed by Manchester United at the age of 16 for £12 million (a record fee for a player his age), while Messi has only played in Barcelona with other world class players such as Iniesta and Xavi.