The Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi debate has divided the football community for the better part of a decade. Both players have had incredible careers and it has been a pleasure to watch their rivalry develop.
Particularly when they were both in the La Liga, any Barcelona vs Real Madrid game was must-see TV. They represent an interesting contrast in styles, with Messi reliant more so on skill and technique and Ronaldo combining a smooth skillset with a fantastic physical profile.
Whilst I’ve seen arguments for both players as the ‘Greatest of All Time’, I have to give the strong edge to Ronaldo. This isn’t to dismiss the accomplishments of Messi, but merely to rightfully pronounce Cristiano as our sport’s best ever player.
Don’t just take my word for it. Throughout this article, I’ll take a comprehensive look at 4 reasons why Cristiano Ronaldo has had a better career.