7 Facts That Make Cristiano Ronaldo Better Than Lionel Messi
People prefer to choose a side when asked who the best player in the world of football is and but there are only two apparent picks to choose from.
Some like Cristiano Ronaldo because of his perfectly shaped lean body and some for his overconfidence. Lionel Messi admirers like him for his technical skills and his low-profile attitude despite being one of the wealthiest athletes on the planet.
Either way, there is not a definite answer to the question or god knows if there will ever be.
Here are out seven facts that make Cristiano Ronaldo better than Lionel Messi.
Cristiano Ronaldo proved himself in other leagues too
We all know the story behind Lionel Messi being at Barcelona since early years, but because of his extended stay at Cataluña giants, nobody asked themselves, can he do it in The Premier League or some other league for example?
Cristiano Ronaldo did just that, and this is something that can’t be underestimated. Even as a young footballer at Sporting, he had this special ability to influence the game, and there’s not a league in the world that could stop him from scoring goals.
Manchester was another success for the Portuguese, and Real Madrid is just the icing on the cake on his career. While he tasted, and triumphed in many different countries, there are still some, who doubt Lionel Messi could survive somewhere outside Barcelona.
Cristiano Ronaldo international success
Being born in a country where football is everything is only up to someone fortune. Argentina has always been up there with the best regarding international football, but Portugal was nowhere near before Cristiano Ronaldo.
Despite having less talented team mates, Cristiano Ronaldo managed to lead his county into the Euro 2016 glory. On the other side, Lionel Messi has never won any trophy with Argentina despite coming so close on a couple of occasions.
Cristiano Ronaldo is far better with his head
By watching football, you get the feeling that being a complete player requires using all the parts of a human body. A great goal scorer must grab every opportunity that is presented in front of him.
When it comes to a head, Cristiano Ronaldo is a far better player than Lionel Messi is.
Cristiano Ronaldo recognized the clear benefits of learning to play with his head and he worked until he became one of the best-headed players in the world of football.
Despite being not the tallest or the strongest, his athletic figure allows him to jump higher and put his body before his opponents.
Cristiano Ronaldo plays with both feet
Being a right footed or left footed football has its pros and cons, but being good with both is something only few can be proud of. Cristiano Ronaldo is definitely one of them!
Facing an opponent, he can get either sprint on the right or the left side, which makes him unpredictable and really hard to track.
Despite, stats showing that Lionel Messi is also good with his weaker, right foot, it’s evident that Cristiano Ronaldo is a far better player when it comes to using both feet.
Cristiano Ronaldo is generous
Let’s put it this way. Lionel Messi is generous too, but Cristiano Ronaldo is doing so much for the community that is just impossible to ignore.
The fact that Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t have tattoos on his body only because he is donating blood twice a year and putting a tattoo would enable him of that act makes him big-hearted.
Paying for numerous life-saving surgeries and giving away millions of dollars to charity makes him in front of Lionel Messi when it comes to generosity.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a better leader
Having great leadership skills is something that requires years and years of work. However, no matter the work, first you have to be born with it.
Ronaldo is a leader anyone would want on his team. At any club, at any level, he is just the role model everyone would want to follow.
He is always expected to take the control into his own hands, and that’s what great leaders do.
Cristiano Ronaldo is always eager to improve
With age, most of the players are looking to take good care of their body and grab as much of the fruits as they can. All that because of football players relatively short career.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the perfect exception.
He is like the wine; it gets better with age. The fact that he had only a few, minor injuries throughout his whole career makes him one of the fittest athletes in the world. And that’s not the best part.
As he said many times, the secret behind his footballing form is the desire always to improve and the race with himself.
While Lionel Messi has never really recovered his right foot, or playing with his head, Ronaldo did all of that, and that’s something we can all admire.
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