Saturday 18 April 2020
The controversy of the best footballer in the world of football continues, in light of the great competition between Argentine Lionel Messi, Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, during the past few years.
The Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo published a report quoting the English “The Sun”, in which it affirmed that a good way to end this debate is to survey the players who have associated Messi and Cristiano to choose the best between them.
Among the 12 players who were the world’s best duo with their clubs and national teams, the majority opinion went to Lionel Messi, and one player said that Cristiano was the best star, while the rest refused to give their opinion in the comparison.
The former Portuguese international Deco was one of the first players to play with Messi and Cristiano and did not want to determine whether the Argentine or the Portuguese was the best, and the choice went to one of the legends of Barcelona, Brazilian Ronaldinho.
Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, Cristianos Juventus teammates, and other Argentine Carlos Tevez alongside Portuguese duo Nelson Simedo and Andre Gomez did not dare give their opinion, because they consider themselves lucky to play with them.
But Argentine Angel de Maria, who played at Real Madrid with Cristiano, confirmed that “Messi is the best in the world” and that “there is no doubt about it”, which was also supported by Argentine duo Fernando Gago and Ezekiel Garay.
Messi was also chosen from his best friend, Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, alongside Swede Henrik Larson, who played for the Catalan team from 2004 to 2006, and with Manchester United loaned in 2007.
Meanwhile, the only star betting on Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player in the world was former Argentine left-back international Gabriel Heinze, who has been the Portuguese star at Manchester United since 2004-2007.
Given the opinions of the players who played with Messi and Cristiano despite their personal point of view, it is clear that the Argentine is the best with five votes versus the only supporters of the Portuguese, who is two years older than Liu.
Survey of those who Zamilo Messi and Cristiano in the poll of the best in the world:
They did not say their opinion:
Deco, Tevez, Simedo, Gomez, Higuain, Dybala.
They prefer Messi:
De Maria, Gago, Garay, Pique, Larson.